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WCD Updates Benefit Notice 12/15/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 49 | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published a revised Bulletin No. 111 to implement legislative and regulatory changes to permanent total and death benefits that take effect at the start of the year. T...Read More
 
 

L&I Proposing Crystalline Silica Exposure Rules 12/15/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 36 | 0
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is proposing to adopt a standard addressing respirable crystalline silica exposure in the workplace to ensure its occupational safety requirements are at least as effective as those promulgated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health...Read More
 
 

Reform Bill Coming Back Before Legislature in 2018 12/15/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 14 | 0
Alaska lawmakers will consider a proposal to adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines, and cap temporary total disability duration and attorney fees when they return to the State Capitol Building in Juneau on Jan. 16. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rebukes Doctor for Unprofessional Conduct 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 14 | 0
The Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday rebuked a doctor who treated injured workers, for his practice of writing prescriptions for oxycodone for patients in bars, restaurants and parking lots in exchange for payment. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Upholds Award to Drill Operator for Pneumoconiosis 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 8 | 0
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a drill operator was entitled to benefits for pneumoconiosis based on his workplace exposure to coal and rock dust. ...Read More
 
 

Assigned-Risk Premium Rates to Decrease 7.1% in April 12/15/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 10 | 0
The assigned-risk workers’ compensation premium level will decrease by 7.1% in Minnesota, effective April 1, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association informed its members on Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 

Comp Board Attorney Charged With Falsifying Time Sheets at Previous Job 12/15/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 25 | 0
A senior attorney for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has been charged with stealing nearly $12,700 in pay for which she was not entitled while working for another state agency. ...Read More
 
 

Fired Governor's Aide Named to Appeals Board 12/15/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 38 | 0
Gov. Jim Justice has appointed his fired chief of staff to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, a three-member panel that hears appeals of comp claims. ...Read More
 
 

Woman Charged With Stealing Dead Father's Benefits 12/15/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 14 | 0
A Hudson County woman has been indicted on charges of stealing $272,223 by fraudulently collecting her father’s Social Security, permanent disability and pension benefits for more than 12 years after he died. ...Read More
 
 

Judge: QMEs Denied Reappointment Should Get Hearing Within Three Months 12/14/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The two-year certification cycle for qualified medical evaluators means the Division of Workers’ Compensation can’t reasonably be required to provide a hearing before denying reappointment, but it also means the division has to ensure providers get a court date shortly after it issues...Read More
 
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