Workers' Compensation

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Illinois: No Penalties for Delay in Authorizing Medical Care
Posted on 10 Mar 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

While the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides, under some circumstances, for the imposition of penalties for the delay in paying medical expenses and other benefits, there is no statutory authority for imposing penalties for an alleged delay... Read More

Nevada: Stroke Victim May Not Sue Employer for Delay in Seeking Medical Treatment
Posted on 21 Sep 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Supreme Court of Nevada, reversing a decision of the state’s court of appeals, held that a Las Vegas casino employee could not maintain a civil action against his employer to recover damages for its alleged delay in seeking medical treatment... Read More

Alaska: Employer Hit For Attorney’s Fees When IME Request Delays Surgery
Posted on 7 Dec 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board appropriately awarded an injured worker attorney’s fees pursuant to Alaska Stat. § 23.30.145(b), where a school bus driver underwent two spinal surgeries following a work-related accident and, about... Read More

Oklahoma: Civil Action Against Comp Insurer Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule
Posted on 16 Feb 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Plaintiff’s civil action against a workers’ compensation insurance insurer alleging that it failed to timely provide reasonable and necessary medical treatment, as ordered by the Workers’ Compensation Court, was appropriately dismissed... Read More