The Medicare Secondary Payer Statute does not preempt a state law requiring a workers’ compensation claimant to obtain preauthorization before incurring certain medical expenses, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
An employee waived her right to sue her employer’s customers for negligence when she signed a workers’ compensation disclaimer at the time she was hired, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) could intervene in the workers’ compensation proceeding of a veteran in order to ensure payment for medical care provided for a work-related injury, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A nurse will be receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an unexplained fall at work after the Tennessee Supreme Court turned a blind eye to the fact that she was wearing Crocs in violation of workplace rules.
A dock worker who injured himself in a suicide attempt may be entitled to benefits under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing an administrative denial of benefits.
An employer thought it had caught a supposedly disabled employee dead to rights when a private investigator’s surveillance video showed the employee working at her boyfriend’s herbal remedies store.
But a state top court decided Friday that her workers’ compensation benefits were safe because she hadn’t “knowingly” engaged in fraud.
An employer could be sued for the wrongful death of an employee under the theory that it was the successor of the entity that caused the accident, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from a U.S. District Court.
An Idaho prison guard will not be receiving workers’ compensation benefits after failing to show that the plaque rupture that caused his heart attack was triggered by events that occurred after he arrived at work.
An attorney lien had statutory priority over a state’s lien for Medicaid reimbursement with respect to an award of workers’ compensation benefits, the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
State workers’ compensation law did not allow an employer to recover the amount of future medical benefits to be provided to an employee from his personal injury settlement with a third party, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.