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9th Circuit Clarifies Appeals Process for Defense Base Act Claims 01/17/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals clarified the process for appealing a compensation decision under the Defense Base Act, and it upheld an award to a linguist for his mental injuries from his service in Iraq. ...Read More

DWC Updates Pathology, Lab Section of Fee Schedule 01/17/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating changes made by Medicare into the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule. ...Read More

Preferred Employers Insurance Hires New Sr. Underwriter 01/17/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
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Cops, Firefighters Push PTSD Presumption 01/17/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Police and firefighters in Oregon say that because of the inherently dangerous nature of their jobs, state law should presume any claim they file for post-traumatic stress disorder is compensable. ...Read More

State Lawmakers Eyeing Second Injury Fund Again 01/17/2019
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
A broad range of workers’ comp-related bills face the recently convened Missouri General Assembly, including a bill to exclude bonuses and employer retirement contributions when calculating premiums; two proposals involving first responders; and another aimed at board members...Read More

New Insurance Commissioner Will Consider Some WC Changes 01/17/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Georgia’s new insurance commissioner says he's willing to consider supporting changes to the way bankrupt workers’ compensation insurance companies are handled. ...Read More

Comp Carrier Can't Get Reimbursement From Worker's Recovery 01/17/2019
Source: WorkCompCetral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Texas appellate court last week ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier for the prime contractor on a construction project was not entitled to reimbursement from a worker’s tort recovery, but it could take a credit against future benefits owed. ...Read More

Applied Underwriters Can't Compel Arbitration of EquityComp Dispute 01/17/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Applied Underwriters could not compel a disgruntled EquityComp customer to participate in arbitration. ...Read More

Lawmaker Wants to Increase Max. Penalty to $100K for Worker Deaths 01/17/2019
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 66 min read
A Republican Indiana state representative has introduced a bill that would increase maximum fines for a workplace safety violation that results in death, to $100,000 from $7,000. ...Read More

Court Won't Excuse Worker's Failure to File Timely Claim 01/17/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to be excused for missing the deadline to file a claim against the City of New York for her injuries from an assault. ...Read More
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