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Appeals Panel Upholds Compensability of Worker's Aggravated Arthritis 08/09/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 435 | 0 | Popular with State agency
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits to a worker for an on-the-job fall that aggravated the pre-existing arthritic condition in her knee. ...Read More

Acupuncture Extending its Reach in Comp 08/08/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 625 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A years-long effort to include acupuncture as a covered treatment in workers’ comp in Washington state is finally starting to pay off, as the Department of Labor & Industries is launching a pilot program of acupuncture to treat low back pain. ...Read More

Alleghany Corp. Profit Up in Q2, Along With PacificComp Net Premiums 08/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alleghany Corp. has reported second quarter net income of $102 million, a 32% increase from $77.1 million in the second quarter of 2016. For the ...Read More
Assessment Lowered 22.4% on Comp Administration Trust Fund 08/04/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 410 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Department of Financial Services will reduce the assessment rate for the Workers’ Compensation Administration Trust Fund from 1.25% to 0.97%, effective Jan. 1, 2018. ...Read More

AFG Profit Climbs to $145M in Q2 08/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American Financial Group Inc. has reported second quarter net income of $145 million, a 168% increase from $54 million in the second quarter of last year. ...Read More

Arena Football Player Seeks Supreme Court Review of Denied Comp Claim 08/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Arena Football League player is asking the Florida Supreme Court to review the denial of his claim for benefits for an injury he sustained during a tryout for the Orlando Predators. ...Read More

Austin Pulls Ford Explorers After 62 Comp Claims Filed Over Carbon Monoxide 08/02/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The city of Austin plans to remove 446 Ford Explorers from its fleet of police vehicles after 62 officers filed workers’ compensation claims over carbon monoxide exposure. ...Read More

Agent Accused of Billing Employer for Lapsed Work Comp Policies 07/27/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 808 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pennsylvania insurance agent faces felony charges for allegedly allowing workers’ compensation insurance policies to lapse, but continuing to bill businesses for the premiums, according to ...Read More

Attorneys General for 10 States Sue EPA Over Chemical Safety Rule Delay 07/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorneys general from 10 states have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for delaying action on a rule that they say will protect communities from dangerous chemical accidents. ...Read More

Attorney: Mental Illness Muddies Mild Brain Injury Claims 07/26/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Headaches, irritability and trouble sleeping are symptoms that may arise from a number of conditions. But increasingly, the symptoms are being attributed to a case of mild traumatic brain injury, an attorney said. ...Read More
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