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High Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Constitutional Challenge to TTD Cap, Subrogation Dispute 09/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 399 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has declined an opportunity to review a dispute involving subrogation issues and a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s cap on temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

High Court to Review Scope of Employer's Subrogation Rights 09/19/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted review of a case that could cost employers their ability to divert the money injured workers win in third-party negligence suits to pay for future medical care. ...Read More

Hearing Scheduled Related to Rehab of Public Service Insurance Co. 09/19/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A motion for approval of noticing and hearing procedures related to a rehabilitation plan for Public Service Insurance Co. and Public Service Mutual Holding Co. has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. ...Read More

High Court Issues Two Employer-Friendly Work Comp Decisions 09/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When the Ohio Supreme Court handed down two business-friendly workers' compensation decisions on Friday — both overturning the Court of Appeals — claimants' attorneys were miffed but not surprised. ...Read More
Houston Medical Staff Can Learn Comp 101 09/15/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Houston Small Business Development Center will train medical office staff on comp topics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is $99 and includes lunch and parking. The seminar is aimed at providing practical...Read More

Hurricane Cleanup Will Increase Claims by Inexperienced Workers, Experts Predict 09/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1017 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As Texas, Louisiana and Florida draw thousands of out-of-state workers to help with hurricane-recovery efforts, workers’ compensation systems in those states can expect at least a modest spike in injury claims, officials said. ...Read More
Health Care Services Board to Meet Saturday 09/13/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Industrial Accidents' Health Care Services Board will meet Saturday to review a draft of neck and back treatment guidelines. The board wi...Read More

Hurricane Triggers Suspension of Certain Insurer Requirements 09/13/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended certain licensing requirements and fees for insurance professionals to focus on recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The acti...Read More

High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s highest court reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of an injured construction worker who slipped and fell while using a makeshift ramp to descend from a building. ...Read More

Health Insurance May Reduce Work Comp ER Visits, Researchers Find 08/30/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 653 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Increasing the number of people with health insurance can drive down workers’ compensation costs by reducing the number of emergency room visits, according to a new study from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. ...Read More
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