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Bills Have Different Standards for PTSD Coverage 11/17/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 914 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Democrats have introduced dueling bills that would allow first responders to receive workers' compensation benefits in mental-mental claims for injuries such as PTSD, but the measures have differing evidentiary standards. ...Read More
 
 

Bureau Proposes Amendments to Rules on WCAB Appeals, Treatment Guidelines 11/16/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has proposed amendments to rules relating to appeals at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and procedures for updating medical treatment guidelines.  ...Read More
 
 

Bar Association's Work Comp Section Raises $11K for Food Bank 11/15/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Section donated the proceeds of its recent charity golf event to a food bank at its Thursday meeting, the group announced Monday ...Read More
 
 

BLS Estimates Decline in Private-Industry Rate of Reported Injuries 11/14/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Private-industry employers reported nearly 48,500 fewer on-the-job injuries and illnesses in 2016 than they did in 2015, continuing a downward trend that has gone on mostly unabated since 2004, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated in ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Clarify Definition of Volunteer at Firehouses, Rescue Squads 11/09/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would clarify who counts as a volunteer member of firehouses and rescue squads has been referred to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' Labor and Industry Committee. ...Read More
 
 

Board Yanks Treating Privileges of Two Doctors 11/03/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked the authorization to treat injured workers for one physician convicted of taking bribes and another convicted of felony conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Prohibit Using Attorney Fees to Justify Rate Change 11/01/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill has been introduced in the Florida Senate that would prohibit attorney fees paid under the state’s workers’ compensation law and the Florida insurance code from being included in an insurer’s rate base. ...Read More
 
 

Board Revokes Authorization of Doctor Convicted of Health Care Fraud 11/01/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board revoked the authorization of a physician, who last year was convicted on health care fraud charges, from treating injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Board Forging Ahead With Virtual Hearings 10/30/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York next month will become the second state to use virtual technology in judicial hearings before workers’ compensation administrative law judges. ...Read More
 
 

Blocked Exits Lead to Hairy Fines for Wig Warehouse 10/26/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A hairpiece distribution company in Moonachie is facing $181,280 in proposed federal penalties after inspectors allegedly found blocked exits and other safety hazards at the company’s warehouse. ...Read More
 
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