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Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts... Read More

Missouri: Court Finds No Automatic Attorney’s Fee When a Comp Carrier Pays a Disputed Medical Bill
Posted on 30 Dec 2014 by Martin Klug

Is an attorney automatically entitled to a fee when disputed medical bills are paid after a comp claim is filed but before a hearing? The court of appeals affirmed a denial of attorney's fees for the bills but relied u pon the limited evidentiary... Read More

Minnesota: Attorney Fee Statutory Formula Constitutionally Ok, In Spite of No Judicial Review of Award
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Minnesota held that the attorney fee statute applicable in workers’ compensation cases, Minn. Stat. § 176.081, subd. 1(a) (2012), does not violate the separation of powers by requiring employers and insurers to pay attorney... Read More

New Hampshire: Fees on Fees May Be Awarded to Successful Claimant
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Pursuant to N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 281-A:44, VI, an injured worker was entitled to reimbursement of reasonable attorney’s fees and costs that she incurred in successfully litigating an attorney fee dispute, held the Supreme Court of New Hampshire... Read More

California: Can an Attorney Fee Be Requested on a Medicare Set-Aside Trust?
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cites below. As any participant in the workers’ compensation system over the past ten to fifteen years can tell you, if you want to discuss a Compromise and Release, you will likely also have to consider... Read More

California: Can an Attorney Fee Be Requested on a Medicare Set-Aside Trust?
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cites below. As any participant in the workers’ compensation system over the past ten to fifteen years can tell you, if you want to discuss a Compromise and Release, you will likely also have to consider... Read More

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update April to June 2010
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Keith J. Kasper

New Statute took effect June 1. Key portions: Prior to Form 27 being approved adjuster must inform Department whether claimant has been out of work for more than 90 days and if so, that VR services have been offered to Claimant. Also, adjuster must submit... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical... Read More

VT: New VT WC Attorney Fee Rule Effective June 15, 2010
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Montpelier, VT (CompNewsNetwork) - J. Stephen Monahan, the Director of Workers' Compensation and Safety, announced that the new Workers' Compensation Attorney Fee is effective June 15, 2010. The Workers' Compensation Rule 10 increases the... Read More