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Workers' Compensation News


OAL Approves Med-Legal Regulations 02/06/2023
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday announced that new rules allowing an additional 30 days to schedule a medical-legal evaluation are now in effect. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Request for Change of Physician 02/06/2023
State: FL | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Florida appellate court overturned a denial of authorization for a worker’s physician of choice following an insurance carrier’s failure to respond to his request for a change in treating doctors. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker With Claim of Fall Injury 02/06/2023
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Vendor
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was properly allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for a mishap from attempting to move a section of steel track rail. ...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Claim for Loss of Finger 02/06/2023
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a crush accident that severed his finger. ...Read More

House, Senate Pass Comp Bills 02/06/2023
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers in Kentucky moved four bills expanding presumptions for first responders and requiring that workers’ compensation cover their claims for anxiety and depression. ...Read More

Study: Medical Marijuana Pain Patients Reduce Opioid Dependence 02/06/2023
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chronic pain patients in New York were able to cut down on their use of prescription opioids when switching to medical marijuana, according to a study by the American Medical Association and published on the JAMA Network Open. ...Read More

WCD Posts Updated Instructions to Determine Gainful Employment 02/06/2023
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced a 7.9% increase in the threshold used to determine gainful employment and eligibility for permanent total disability benefits. ...Read More

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Expand Provider Options for Federal Workers 02/06/2023
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Medical
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate reintroduced legislation that would expand health care provider options for injured federal workers. ...Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Benefits for Worker With Back Injury 02/06/2023
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a denial of benefits to a worker with preexisting back issues for his claimed back injury. Case:...Read More

WCIRB Webinar to Profile Health Care Industry 02/03/2023
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is hosting a webinar March 1 that will profile California’s health care industry. ...Read More
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