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Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/16/2012) – Maybe Three Is A Charm, Contractor Goes Straight To Jail After Three Busts
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and... Read More

The Bid Day Post….And a Moment of Wonderment as the Delaware IAB Rules That UR - Certified Treatment Is Unreasonable/ Unnecessary
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today is auspicious for two reasons. First it is "Bid Day" at Auburn University. Picture above is my Sweet Caroline (in the white eyelet dress) offering a "bid" to her little sister. And another great Gamma Phi Beta tradition continues... Read More

Missouri: Call-A-Ride Van Operator Awarded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Benefits
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Reiterating that it is for the Commission to accept or reject medical evidence and that the appellate courts should affirm the Commission’s decision to accept one of two conflicting medical opinions if that decision was supported by substantial... Read More

New York: Apportionment in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claim Deemed Inappropriate Under Facts
Posted on 13 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a union carpenter was employed by several different employers from 1998 through 2009 and, in 2010, he filed a claim for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome caused by repetitive work, it was error for the Board to apportion 45 percent of the liability... Read More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: New Study Claims No Association Exists Between CTS and Occupational Computer Use
Posted on 9 Mar 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

The computer is now ubiquitous in our workplaces. But does all that keyboarding, typing, mouse clicking and mouse dragging cause or contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (“CTS”)? Given the prevalence of both occupational computer usage and... Read More

Idaho: Additional Medical Care Allowed for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Despite Five-Year Lapse in Medical Treatment
Posted on 14 Jul 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Industrial Commission erred when it determined that a former employee was not entitled to additional medical care for her bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) because, at least in part, she had not seen her treating physician in five years. The... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Looks at Carpal Tunnel Claims in California Workers’ Comp
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released the sixth edition of its “Injury Scorecard” research series, providing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2001 to 2011 workers’ compensation claims experience for cases... Read More

Missouri: Knee Injury Produces Dire “Natural” Consequences
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Martin Klug

After claimant returned to work to unrestricted duty following a knee surgery he reported multiple additional accidents from falling and each new claim added different body parts. The employer argued the second injury fund was liable for a PTD claim due... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2011
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Leo Moulton v. J.P. Carrera, Inc. , Opinion No. 30-11WC (Oct. 11, 2011). Claimant succeeds in claim for both medical benefits and PTD benefits. Claimant's medical and vocational experts found more persuasive. "I... Read More

Missouri: Knee Injury Produces Dire “Natural” Consequences
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Martin Klug

After claimant returned to work to unrestricted duty following a knee surgery he reported multiple additional accidents from falling and each new claim added different body parts. The employer argued the second injury fund was liable for a PTD claim due... Read More

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (2/16/2012) – Maybe Three Is A Charm, Contractor Goes Straight To Jail After Three Busts
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2011
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Leo Moulton v. J.P. Carrera, Inc. , Opinion No. 30-11WC (Oct. 11, 2011). Claimant succeeds in claim for both medical benefits and PTD benefits. Claimant's medical and vocational experts found more persuasive. "I... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Looks at Carpal Tunnel Claims in California Workers’ Comp
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has released the sixth edition of its “Injury Scorecard” research series, providing detailed data on accident year (AY) 2001 to 2011 workers’ compensation claims experience for cases... Read More

The Blind Side: More on that Delaware Doctor "Fine" Case
Posted on 2 Mar 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

Yesterday I reported on Thurmon Shelton v. Allen Family Foods , IAB# 1335120 (2/12/10), in which the Delaware IAB assessed the first fine against a physician for failure to complete disability forms required by 19 Del. Code Section 2322E(b). I have since... Read More

Delaware IAB Assesses First Section 2322F(g) Fine Against a Doctor for Failure to Complete Forms
Posted on 1 Mar 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

In Thurmon Shelton v. Allen Family Foods, IAB # 1335120 (2/12/10), the first fine has been assessed under 19 Del. Code Section 2322F(g) for violation of the physician's obligation to complete forms outlining a patient's work capability status... Read More