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Senate Committee OKs Bill to Penalize Employers for Late Payments 01/22/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 26 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana State Senate’s Committee on Pensions and Labor has recommended that the chamber pass a workers’ compensation reform bill that would, among other things, establish a time frame for compensation payments and penalize employers who fail to pay on time. ...Read More

WCB to Discuss Possible Translation Rules at February Meeting 01/22/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 14 | 0
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss requests to draft rules regarding the review of evidence submitted during hearings in languages other than English and providing notices of certain claims documents available in other languages, during a Feb. 15 meeting in Salem. ...Read More

Sedgwick Institute Visiting Fellow to Study Opioid Issues 01/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 15 | 0
How claims examiners can help curtail opioid abuse is a topic that will be studied by the Sedgwick Institute’s first visiting fellow, Anthony LoSasso. ...Read More

Judge Tosses Carrier's Request for Declaratory Judgment on Potential Liability for Coverage 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 24 | 0
A federal trial court judge ruled that an insurance carrier was not entitled to a declaratory judgment on its potential liability for coverage to a truck driver if the driver’s coworker were to file a negligence claim. ...Read More

Purchaser in Corporate Buyout Can Escape Contractual Liability for Comp Claims 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 26 | 0
A federal appellate court ruled that a corporation that bought out a paper company was not liable for the company's active workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
MEMIC Promotes Ben Cavallaro to Production Underwriter 01/22/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 15 | 0
The MEMIC Group has promoted Ben Cavallaro to the position of production underwriter, a move intended to support growth within the Georgia market, the company said. Cavallaro joined MEMIC in 2013 as a compensation associate in the claims department. He became an analyst in MEMIC’s u...Read More

Court Upholds Loss of Earning Capacity Determination for Worker With No Reduction in Income 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 27 | 0
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a determination of her lost wage-earning capacity even though she had not suffered any actual loss of income. ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Who Had Stroke During Meeting 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 26 | 0 | Popular with Medical
A New York appellate court ruled that a software engineer was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for a stroke he suffered while attending a meeting to discuss a discrimination claim against his former employer. ...Read More

CFO Says Lawmakers Should Consider Capping Defense Attorney Fees 01/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 13 | 0
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis says lawmakers should consider capping what insurance companies can pay their attorneys to defend against workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More

BWC to Review ODG and Formulary for 'Continuing Viability' 01/22/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 24 | 0
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has amended its medical treatment guidelines under Chapter 0800-02-25, effective Feb. 5. The ...Read More
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