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WCA Schedules Training Sessions for Mandatory E-Filing System 12/11/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will hold free training sessions throughout December on a new electronic filing system that will become mandatory at the start of the new year. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Authorization for Worker's Back Surgery 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was not entitled to surgery to address a back condition that pre-dated his compensable injury. ...Read More

Worker May Proceed With Claims for Respiratory Illness 12/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to proceed with his claim for damages for a respiratory illness against a subcontractor on the project for which he had been working. ...Read More
Updates to ASC, Hospital Reimbursement Manuals Withdrawn 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has withdrawn proposed updates to its reimbursement manuals for ambulatory surgical centers and hospitals. The rules, which were noticed in the Sept. 30, 2016, edition of the Florida Administrative Register, failed to receive legislative...Read More

WCD Implements Legislative Changes to Death Benefit Calculation 12/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division has announced that monthly benefits for all children of workers killed in industrial accidents will increase to 25% of the average weekly wage at the start of the year. ...Read More

Forklift Emissions Lead to Citations for Farm Supply Store 12/11/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 43 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A home and farm supply center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is facing proposed fines of $14,000 after state safety inspectors allegedly found elevated carbon monoxide levels at the facility due to emissions from improperly maintained forklifts. ...Read More

Chubb Names Tracey Laws General Counsel, Government and Industry Affairs 12/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has appointed Tracey Laws senior vice president and general counsel for global government and industry affairs, effective Jan. 2. ...Read More

Policyholder Notification Bill Sent to Governor 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill has been delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to require workers’ compensation insurers to notify policyholders at least 30 days before their renewal dates if their premiums are slated to increase by more than 10%. ...Read More

Fire Marshal Supports Proposed PTSD Presumption Legislation 12/11/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who is also Florida’s fire marshal, is backing cancer and PTSD presumption legislation for first responders, WFL...Read More

School Bus Monitor Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud 12/11/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Oneida City School District bus monitor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the workers’ compensation system of $6,100 by accepting benefits while lying about having other jobs. ...Read More
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