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Bronx Mover Was Shaking Off the Law, Collecting $19,000 in WC Benefits 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
New York authorities this week charged a man with stealing more than $19,000 in workers' compensation benefits after he claimed injury in Connecticut and began work for a moving company in the Bronx. ...Read More

Bookkeeper Sentenced for Defrauding Comp Lawyer of $1.5 Million 06/18/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A well-known workers' compensation lawyer and longtime Miami Marlins baseball "super fan" has been defrauded of $1.5 million by his own bookkeeper, authorities said. ...Read More

Brown Named First Woman to Head Workers' Comp Division 06/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
A longtime state government insider has been named the first woman to lead the Texas  Division of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

Bills Would Allow More Types of Providers to Treat Workers 06/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Two similar bills in the New York Legislature would "modernize" workers' compensation medical care by allowing nurse practitioners, social workers and physical therapists to perform more services. One bill is sponsored by a Republican state senator, the other by a Democratic assembl...Read More

Bill Would Add Forest Firefighters to Cancer Presumption Statute 06/15/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 704 min read
Four state lawmakers have introduced legislation to add forest fire officers and fire/crash rescue officers to the list of fire and police personnel who are entitled to a presumption that specific cancers are compensable occupational diseases. ...Read More

Board Finalizing Procedure for Submitting Proposed Settlements 06/13/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board on Tuesday put practitioners on notice that it will soon adopt a new protocol for submitting settlement agreements. ...Read More

Board Will Allow Access to New Claims Management System in July 06/11/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Starting in July, the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation will begin phase two of its integrated claims management system, which utilizes new electronic data interchange standards, the board ...Read More

Board Announces Fee Increase for Some Specialties, but Actual Fee Listing Can't Be Found 06/11/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board will accept public comment on proposed medical fee schedules until Aug. 6, the board announced this week. ...Read More

Bill Would Establish Committee to Focus on Opioids in Workplace 06/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A bill has been introduced in Congress that would establish a committee to recommend actions that the Department of Labor could take to address opioid abuse in the workplace. ...Read More

Bureau Offers Another Rebate Program for Workplace Safety 06/08/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is offering yet another rebate program, this one aimed at encouraging small businesses to participate in more workplace safety measures. ...Read More
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