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Workers' Compensation News


BWC Hires Diversity and Inclusion Director 04/06/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday that it has hired its first director of inclusion and diversity. ...Read More
Bill Would Double Prison Guards' Disability Benefits 04/03/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
State correctional officers would soon be classified as public safety employees, which would essentially double their permanent partial disability benefits, under legislation that passed the Maryland Senate late last week. ...Read More

Basic Orientation Session on Comp Offered April 12 04/03/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 3 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is hosting a training session, providing a basic orientation to workers’ compensation on April 12 in Henderson. ...Read More

Bundled Payment Program for Comp Launched Amid Skepticism 04/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 803 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Two Wisconsin-based companies have teamed up to launch a bundled-payment program for workers’ compensation, even as some are questioning the feasibility of value-based care in work comp. ...Read More

Bill Would Let Agency Investigate WC Fraud Against Self-Insureds 03/29/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
Under Maryland law, insurance carriers must report workers' compensation fraud to the state Insurance Administration, and the Administration’s Fraud Division investigates. But self-insured groups such as cities, counties, school districts and some large companies have had little choice ...Read More

Bus Driver's Alleged Injury Inconsistent With Events Captured by Video 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a bus driver failed to prove she had suffered a compensable back injury, as video footage belied her account of the accident and her alleged extent of disability. ...Read More
Bill Says Short-term Employers Don't Have to Get WC Policy 03/26/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Companies working for fewer than 20 days in Massachusetts and carry workers' compensation in another state will not have to buy additional coverage in the commonwealth, says a bill making its way through the legislature. ...Read More

Buffalo Woman Pleads to Collecting Benefits While Running Business 03/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the New York workers' compensation system of more than $48,000, having collected $319 a week in benefi...Read More

Bill Would Change Salary Calculation for Appellate Comp Judges 03/21/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 151 min read
A bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature would change the calculation of salaries for judges in the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. ...Read More

Bill Aimed at Improving Treatment of Firefighter Cancer Claims Scheduled for Hearing 03/21/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives' Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce will hear testimony today on a bill intended to expedite workers’ compensation claims by firefighters in part by increasing the reimbursement for medical services provided on their claims. ...Read More
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