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WCJ Erred in Focusing on Equivocal Testimony When Denying Claim 02/19/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 3030 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers' compensation judge focused too much on equivocal statements by physicians instead of paying attention to the one unequivocal statement provided in testimony when ruling that a claimant's lingering pain was not caused by his work injury, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled....Read More

Spreemo Hires VP, Announces Research Partnership 02/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 2092 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Spreemo, a provider of predictive analytics to improve the quality of care for injured workers, has entered into a strategic research partnership with the University Radiology Group. Spreemo, through its Quality Research Institute, will team up with URG to investigate the impact of variou...Read More

TV Station: Despite Crackdown, Misclassification by Contractors Still Widespread 02/19/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 2515 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation has cracked down on misclassification in the construction industry, but the practice is still widespread, according to a repor...Read More
Maryland WCC Rolls out New Change-of-Address Form 02/19/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 767 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission has released a new form for claimants reporting a change of address, to be used starting immediately. The form, WCC Form H31R (02/2016), is to be used only to change the claimant address for the claim number indicated on the form, accord...Read More
Henderson Franklin Offering Employment Law Seminar in April 02/19/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 2067 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, an employment law firm based in Fort Meyers, Florida, will host a seminar on workers' compensation and other employment law issues on Sanibel Island on April 4. The annual seminar is designed to update business owners, managers and human r...Read More
Safety National Acquisition to Become Safety Specialty Insurance Co. 02/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 934 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Safety National Casualty Corp. has acquired an excess and surplus company that will begin operations in March as Safety Specialty Insurance Co. Safety Specialty will initially focus on complementing Safety National’s public entity multi-line program, which includes general liability...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Definition of 'Voluntary' Employer-Sponsored Event 02/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a worker's participation in an employer-sponsored recreational program is not "voluntary" when it takes place during work hours and employees must either attend the event or use limited vacation time in order to get paid.  ...Read More

Former Postal Service Employee Accused of $94,000 Workers' Comp Fraud 02/19/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former U.S. Postal Service worker last week appeared in federal court to hear charges of workers’ compensation fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Nor...Read More

Committee Hears Legislation on Temp Worker Rights 02/19/2016
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 590 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The New Hampshire Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday held a hearing on a measure that would grant temporary workers the same protections as workers in permanent jobs, according to the...Read More
Texas Wants Insurers to File Terrorism Rates 02/19/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance on Wednesday issued proposed regulations that would require workers’ comp carriers in the state to start filing their own terrorism rates. The...Read More
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