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BLS Estimates Decline in Private-Industry Rate of Reported Injuries 11/14/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 260 | 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 | 268 | 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 | 349 | 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 | 223 | 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 | 223 | 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 | 319 | 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
 
 

BWC Considers Rules on Physician Incentives, Lumbar Fusion Surgery 10/19/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation wants to award incentives to doctors who take on extra work as an injured worker's "treatment team leader." ...Read More
 
 

Board Revokes Doctor's Authorization After Felony Conviction 10/18/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has revoked a doctor’s authorization to treat injured workers after the State Board of Professional Medical Conduct revoked her license. ...Read More
 
 

BWC Floats Rule on Behavioral Assessments 10/18/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is accepting comments from providers on a rule proposing standards for behavioral assessments. OAC 4123...Read More
 
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