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Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up 12/08/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A pair of recent opinion columns have rekindled the debate over whether workers’ compensation medical treatment guidelines are helpful or harmful to injured workers. ...Read More

'It's a Downside of Technology': In Saving Headaches, Online Systems Cause Them, Too 12/08/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 472 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Filing workers’ compensation forms online can save attorneys headaches. But, as Pennsylvania lawyers have found out, it can create headaches, too. ...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes Medical Fee Schedule 12/08/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Missouri would join the vast majority of U.S. states in adopting a medical fee schedule under a bill that has been introduced by perennial worker’s compensation reformer Sen. Dave Schatz. ...Read More

Most Insurers Hesitant to Adopt New Technology, Valen Says 12/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divide is growing within the insurance industry as companies take different approaches to adopting technology, according to a 2018 Outlook Report from Valen Analytics. ...Read More

Supreme Court to Address Constitutionality of Subcontractor Immunity in Self-Insurance Plans 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court will weigh in on the constitutionality of a state law that provides immunity to subcontractors in workers’ compensation self-insurance plans from tort claims by employees of other enrolled subcontractors, if injured while working on the self-insured project. ...Read More

Rep. Takes Swing at Carrier in Op-Ed Piece 12/08/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana state Rep. Jim Keane doesn’t appear to like his state's chartered workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More

General Contractor Wasn't Entitled to Summary Judgment on Worker's Labor Law Claim 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 268 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor on a construction project had not been entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claims for violation of Labor Law Section 200 and negligence. ...Read More

Court Tosses 3rd-Party Indemnification and Contribution Claims 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s employer should have been granted summary judgment dismissing a third-party’s claims for indemnification and contribution. ...Read More

Retired Firefighter Sues City of Austin Over Denied Cancer Claim 12/08/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A retired firefighter has filed suit against the City of Austin, claiming that city officials told his union representative that he did not have to file a claim when he contracted cancer and then denied the claim for being untimely when he finally did, ...Read More

LMAC to Discuss Premium Ranking, State Fund and Wage Definition at Next Meeting 12/08/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s Labor-Management Advisory Council will discuss the biennial premium ranking study published by Oregon regulators, ongoing legislative deliberations over the future of Montana State Fund, as well as legislation enacted in May modifying the definition of wages for the purpose of cal...Read More
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