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No Benefits for Widow of Traveling Employee Killed While Christmas Shopping 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals denied a widow’s claim for benefits for the death of a traveling employee who was killed while going Christmas shopping after he finished work for the day. ...Read More

New Formulary Will Likely Change Opioid Prescribing Rules 10/03/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arkansas' new drug formulary will likely include several changes to opioid prescribing rules. The latest draft of the formulary, releas...Read More

No Work Disability Benefits for State Employee Absent Proof of Impairment of Function 10/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 299 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a state employee failed to prove she had suffered permanent impairment from the latest in a long line of alleged work accidents. ...Read More

NYSE Begins Delisting Procedures for Patriot National Stock 10/02/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Patriot National announced Friday that it has received a delisting notice from the New York Stock Exchange because it has failed to meet capitalization rules.  ...Read More

Newspaper Pitched Ad to Rival of Law Firm Skewered by Investigative Piece 09/29/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 714 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Philadelphia plaintiffs’ attorney says a salesman for The Philadelphia Inquirer solicited an ad and suggested he could gain new clients fleeing a workers’ compensation claimants’ firm that was the subject of a negative investigative story. ...Read More

NAIC to Examine Worker Classification in Gig Economy 09/25/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 616 | 0 | Popular with Legal
How workers’ comp systems approach the regulation of independent contractors — and the impact of the gig economy on worker classification — are topics that a National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group is planning to tackle in coming months. ...Read More

Nurse Case Managers Sought to Wean Workers Off Opioids in Pilot Project 09/25/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Industrial Accidents has rolled out another phase of its two-year pilot program to combat opioid abuse by fast-tracking injured workers and insurers to mediation. ...Read More

No Work Disability Award for Employee Fired for Striking Supervisor 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a meatpacking employee who was fired for striking her supervisor was not eligible for a work disability award for an injury that pre-dated the altercation. ...Read More

New Time Limit Going Into Effect for Submission of Medical Bills 09/19/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Beginning Oct. 1, medical providers that treat injured workers have 12 months to bill an employer or its insurers for services, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission reminded stakeholders in a recent ...Read More

NCCI Recommending 16.3% Loss Cost Reduction 09/15/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oklahoma employers will see a 16.3% decrease workers’ compensation loss costs next year if the state Insurance Department approves a filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More
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