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No TTD if Fired for Cause 11/11/2013
By: Michael E. Chase
State: SC | Segment: | 354 | 0
A recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision is a significant win for employers. The court held in Pollack v. Southern Wine that employers cannot be held to pay temporary total disability (TTD) benefits t...Read More
 
 
National Trends in Workers' Compensation 08/15/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 248 | 0
Editor’s Note: The 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) will be held Aug. 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series by Program Chair Steve Rissman highlighting some of the upcoming sessions.One of the WCEC&r...Read More
 
 
National Assn. of Workers' Comp Judiciary: A WCEC Session Preview 07/03/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 256 | 0
Editor’s Note: The Workers' Compensation Institute's 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held Aug. 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series highlighting some of the events at the conference.The ...Read More
 
 
National Workers' Compensation Review: A WCEC Session Preview 06/12/2013
By: Workers Compensation Institute
State: NA | Segment: | 266 | 0
Editor’s Note: The 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held August 18 - 21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. This article is part of a series by Program Chairman Steve Rissman highlighting some of the upcoming sessions.One of our highes...Read More
 
 
New York Self-Insurance: Chicken Stew 06/03/2013
State: NY | Segment: | 226 | 0
The folks at Murray Bresky Consultants are just trying to scratch out a living by raising chickens Normal 0 ...Read More
 
 
New Opioid Guidelines: Well Done Washington 01/23/2013
State: WA | Segment: | 350 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Washington State's Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued new, and quite comprehensive, guidelines for prescribing opioids to treat injured workers. Yes, Washington is a monopolistic state. Yes, I've been critical in the past of certain L&I measures that gained widespr...Read More
 
 
NCCI Report on Auto Accidents has Interesting Subrogation Numbers 12/24/2012
By: James J. Moore
State: NA | Segment: | 577 | 0
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is the largest rating bureau in the nation. Their statistics cover 21 or more states. One of most dangerous places to work is in your automobile, according to their report.  Surprisingly, the number of auto accidents that result in inju...Read More
 
 
New Jersey DWC Changes Positions on MSAs 07/26/2012
By: Jennifer Jordan
State: NJ | Segment: | 320 | 0
On June 12, you might remember us posting an announcement from the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation regarding policy on attorneys' fees and conditional payments. Well, this month they have published policy regarding Medicare set-asides.In New Jersey, it was fairly wel...Read More
 
 
New York Comp: Thorougly Documented Downward Spiral 06/22/2012
State: NY | Segment: | 244 | 0
We live in the digital age, with all its conveniences and consequences. It would be hard to imagine a law requiring that all telephone calls be routed through live operators, or limiting maps to those that can be purchased at your neighborhood gas station. But each technological innovation creates a...Read More
 
 
N.Y. Reform: Understand the Problem Before you Define the Solution 06/19/2012
By: Kenneth Martino
State: NY | Segment: | 203 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Here is the question facing the businesses, workers and legislators in New York: "Do you really understand the problem you are trying to solve in workers’ compensation?"The businesses say the high cost of workers’ compensation insurance is making it almost impossible to compe...Read More
 
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