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|Injured worker’s law firm denied fee recoup from comp award|
On Business Insurance - April 3, 2015
A law firm that helped an injured worker recover underpaid workers compensation benefits can’t receive legal fees from the claimant’s award since it was used to recoup prior benefits the worker had been overpaid, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.
|Injured worker who tested positive for marijuana eligible for comp|
On Business Insurance - April 1, 2015
A worker who tested positive for marijuana following a workplace accident is still entitled to workers compensation benefits, an Ohio appeals court has ruled.
Michael G. Trent was injured while working for Alliance, Ohio-based Stark Metal Sales Inc. when a piece of steel fell on his legs in June 2011, court records show.
|Closer ties with physicians could keep workers comp costs in check|
On Business Insurance - March 29, 2015
Building relationships with physicians can help workers compensation payers improve the outcomes of claims and combat rising medical costs.
Third-party administrators such as Helmsman Management Services L.L.C. and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. have measured physician and clinic performance for several years.
|Humana to sell Concentra medical center unit for $1 billion|
On Business Insurance - March 23, 2015
Health insurer Humana Inc. said on Monday that it would sell its Concentra urgent care and physical therapy services unit for about $1 billion to private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Select Medical Holdings Corp.
March 23, 2015 - Employers should lead scrutiny on compounded drugs, physician dispensing
March 9, 2015 - Worker denied comp after crash on dead-end detour
March 6, 2015 - Medical managers, litigation can add to workers comp costs
March 6, 2015 - Woman who broke ankle on stairs at work stripped of comp benefits
March 5, 2015 - Liberty Mutual reduces its comp exposures
March 4, 2015 - Travelers wrote most workers comp insurance in 2014
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