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WCS Posts Revised Form to Request Rating Exam 10/16/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 260 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section posted to its website a revised form that insurance companies are required to use for requesting an evaluation to determine the extent of permanent impairment in an injured worker. Carriers are required to file a form D-35, Request for a...Read More

WCRI Webinar Focuses on Fee Schedule Designs 10/16/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Key decisions that states have to make when designing and updating medical fee schedules will be the topic of a webinar by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Nov. 2. ...Read More

Worker Failed to Provide Timely Notice That Back Injury Was Work-Related 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a determination that a worker failed to provide timely notice of a work-related back injury to her employer even though she had presented a doctor’s note. ...Read More

Worker Had No New Injury, but Exacerbation of Prior Condition 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence supported the Workers’ Compensation Board’s determination that a worker had suffered an exacerbation of a prior knee injury, not a new injury. ...Read More

Worker Gets Award for Bilateral Leg Pain Related to Knee Injury 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for treatment of pain in both legs following a compensable injury to his left knee. ...Read More

Worker's Intoxication Didn't Foreclose Widow's Claim for Death Benefits 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a logger’s widow was entitled to benefits for his fatal accident even though he was intoxicated at the time of his death. ...Read More

Working Group to Resume Meeting in November 10/10/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A working group that convened to strengthen Hawaii’s workers’ compensation system will resume meeting in November to discuss ways to improve vocational rehabilitation programs available to injured workers. ...Read More

WCC Unveils New Website as Part of Digital Transformation Project 10/09/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 596 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has unveiled a new website as the first phase of its years-long effort to modernize and ultimately replace paper with an online portal for filing claims and ju...Read More
WCIRB C&R Committee Meeting Oct. 17 10/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Classification and Rating Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss, and possibly adopt, a policy data quality program during an Oct. 17 meeting in Oakland. In October 2015, the Classification and Rating Committee created the policy data qualit...Read More

Workers' Comp Funding Commission Sets Assessment Rates for 2018 10/05/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 347 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission (KWCFC) has set rates for the assessments it plans to collect from employers in 2018 to fund the state's workers' compensation program. ...Read More
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