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Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Posts

Delaware Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Rights Do Not Extend To PPD and Commutation Benefits

ACW Corporation v. Maxwell, 2019 WL 3024049 (Del. Super. 2019) In what seems like a never-ending assault on an employer’s/carrier’s statutory right of subrogation and reimbursement, a Delaware Superior Court—the state trial court of general jurisdiction which also serves as … Learn More

Texas Comp Carrier And Subrogation Attorney Sued For Fraud For Including Case Management Fees In Subrogation Lien

In addition to paying for medical expenses, death benefits, funeral costs and/or indemnity benefits for lost wages resulting from a compensable injury, workers’ compensation insurance carriers also expend considerable dollars for case management costs, medical bill audit fees, rehabilitation benefits, … Learn More

Kansas Declares Damage Caps Unconstitutional

On June 14, 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that changes the landscape of personal injury and workers’ compensation third-party cases. In Hilburn v. Enerpipe Ltd., 2019 WL 2479464 (Kan. 2019), the Court declared K.S.A. § 60-19a02 … Learn More

Louisiana Supreme Court Limits Medical Damages for Tort Claimants

On May 9, 2019, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an important opinion restricting application of the Collateral Source Rule in personal injury lawsuits. This case will impact workers’ compensation subrogation recoveries in Louisiana by reducing the overall pool of recovery … Learn More

Join MWL For A Complimentary Webinar on “Iowa Workers’ Compensation Subrogation: Simple Steps to Avoid Subrogation Traps”

Stephen Smith will present a live MWL webinar on “Iowa Workers’ Compensation Subrogation: Simple Steps To Avoid Subrogation Traps” on June 12, 2019 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. (CDT). Iowa’s workers’ comp statute is perhaps one of the most complicated in the … Learn More

Texas Clarifies Workers’ Compensation Subrogation In Death Cases

Texas has historically been a very favorable venue for workers’ compensation subrogation, but it has not been without its gray areas. In death cases, when an employee dies and surviving family members have received workers’ compensation benefits, a careful analysis … Learn More

The Evolution Of Texas Workers’ Compensation Subrogation

As a native Texan, I have an interest in Texas history. The history of workers’ compensation subrogation in Texas is as storied as the history of the state itself. The Lone Star State flew the flag of the Kingdom of … Learn More

Sometimes You Need More Than A Handshake: Documenting Waivers of Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Liens and Credits

A recent Pennsylvania federal court decision reminds us all that when settling third-party cases that involve workers’ compensation subrogation interests, it is vitally important to understand all of the steps which are necessary to fully document and enforce any settlement … Learn More

Arizona Supreme Court Applies Nebraska Law In Conflict-Of-Law Case

One year ago, the Arizona Court of Appeals announced that A.R.S. § 23-1023 was not a statute of limitations under Arizona law, with regard to the requirement that an employee must file a third-party action within the first year after … Learn More

Tennessee Denies Recovery Of Nurse Case Management Fees By Workers’ Compensation Carrier

Another state has been heard from. The growing outcry for direction over whether case management fees can be recovered by a subrogated workers’ compensation carrier has in many respects been as daunting and elusive as the search for the Holy … Learn More