Baylor Evnen Attorney, Amanda M. Phillips, appointed Board Member of Nebraska CLM Chapter

Ms. Phillips has been appointed Assistant Director of Events and will assist with coordinating and planning local networking and educational events. The CLM is the largest professional association in the insurance industry with a membership of more than 35,000 professionals in the claims resolution and litigation management industries. Founded in 2007, the CLM membership benefits […]

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NWCEF Annual Educational Seminar & Business Meeting

The annual Nebraskans for Workers’ Compensation Equity & Fairness Seminar & Business meeting will take place Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at the Cornhusker Lincoln Marriott Hotel. Following the seminar and meeting will be a special reception featuring Nebraska State Senators. Baylor Evnen Nebraska Workers’ Compensation attorneys Dallas Jones, Caroline Westerhold, and Paul Barta will be participating […]

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The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Elaborates On What Factors To Consider When Determining Whether An Injury Is “Latent and Progressive” For Purposes of the Statute of Limitations

Recently, the Nebraska Court of Appeals affirmed a dismissal of a Claimant’s action based on the statute of limitations defense when it found that a Claimant’s injury was not “latent and progressive” and therefore, did not toll the statute of limitations. In Allen v Boon Brothers Roofing, the Claimant alleged that he incurred respiratory injuries […]

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Notice Regarding Change to Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Effective January 1, 2017, the mileage rate will become 53.5 cents per mile for travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in a vocational rehabilitation plan. This conforms to the reimbursement rate paid to State of Nebraska employees. For more information regarding the rate change or workers’ compensation in Nebraska, please call 402.475.1075 to […]

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Nebraska Supreme Court Vacates Unfavorable Employer Subrogation Decision in In re Estate of Evertson

On March 8, 2016 the Nebraska Court of Appeals issued a decision which had the potential to significantly impact the subrogation interest of employers and workers’ compensation insurers. The Court of Appeals held in In Re Estate of Evertson: Travelers Indemnity Co., v. Wamsley, as personal representative of the Estate of Bruce Evertson, 23 Neb. […]

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Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Vacancy Filled

Recently, Governor Ricketts selected Dirk Block to fill the most recent vacancy being created by Judge Laureen Van Norman’s retirement. Dirk Block has been an attorney practicing Nebraska Workers’ Compensation law for many years and Baylor Evnen welcomes Judge Block to the bench. If you have any questions regarding Nebraska Workers’ Compensation, please contact Paul […]

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Iowa Court of Appeals Upholds Neuropathic Injury Limited to Lower Extremity as a “Scheduled Member” Injury

In a recent September 14, 2016 opinion (final publication decision pending), Janssen v. Merry Lanes, Inc., 886 N.W.2d 618 (Iowa Ct. App. 2016), the Iowa Court Appeals ruled on an appeal involving an injury to the nervous system and whether the same should be classified as a “whole body” injury (subject to an award of […]

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Recent CMS Comment on Zero Allocation Medicare Set Aside Submissions

Recently CMS provided additional clarification regarding what it will and won’t consider in relation to requested approval of zero sum allocations and the review processes related to the same for Medicare Set Asides. Previously, there has been some discussion/efforts by CMS that prior to approval for zero sum Medicare Set Aside allocation requests, the parties […]

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Nebraska Workers’ Compensation 2017 Benefit Increase

Effective January 1, 2017, the maximum weekly income benefit under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $817.00. The amount of $817.00 applies to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after the date of January 1, 2017. This amount equals 100 percent of the state average weekly wage as determined by the Nebraska […]

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Baylor Evnen Partners Speak at Nebraska State Bar Workers’ Compensation Seminar

Recently, Baylor Evnen Workers’ Compensation attorneys, Dallas Jones and Paul Barta spoke at the Nebraska State Bar Workers’ Compensation Seminar. Mr. Jones began the seminar with a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation “101” designed to update/refresh Workers’ Compensation practitioners and for new practitioners coming into the Workers’ Compensation field. Mr. Barta presented on the analysis of compensability […]

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