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Workers' Compensation News


Bureau Cancels Impairment Rating Decisions in Wake of Protz Ruling 06/26/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation has suspended all independent rating evaluations in reaction to last week's Supreme Court decision striking down the impairment rating evaluation process as unconstitutional. ...Read More

Brian Spero Named President and CEO at Beacon Mutual 06/23/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., a Rhode Island mutual workers’ compensation insurer, has named Brian Spero as president and chief executive officer effective July 1. ...Read More

Bill to Establish Telehealth Task Force Moves to Assembly 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York state Senate has passed legislation that would establish a task force to study the feasibility of using telehealth services within the workers' compensation system. ...Read More

Bill Would Compensate Volunteer Firefighters for On-the-Job Cancers 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 293 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The state Assembly on Tuesday passed the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act and will pay eligible volunteer firefighters monthly or lump-sum payments, or death benefits. ...Read More

Bill Gives Employers Right to Suggest Where Claims Are Filed 06/21/2017
State: CT | Segment: Top | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed into law an altered version of a bill that originally intended to eliminate workers' ability to choose whom to notify when filing a workers' compensation claim.  ...Read More

Burdette Decision 'Opens Door for More Viable Willful Misconduct Defense,' Attorney Writes 06/21/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Supreme Court's reversal of the 3rd Division Court of Appeals' opinion in Burdette v. Chandler Telecom earlier this year "(opens) the door for a more viable willful misconduct defense in more circumstances," attorney Thomas Whitley of the Georgia defense firm Drew Ec...Read More

Bill Requiring Industrial Commission to Notify Claimants' Attorneys Gets Senate Vote 06/19/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would require the state Industrial Commission to notify all the lawyers who represented an injured worker when it approves attorney fees is scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor today. ...Read More

BWC Seeking Vendors to Support Health and Safety Initiatives 06/19/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has issued two request for proposals from vendors to support health and safety initiatives expected to launch in early 2018, the bureau said in a press release Friday. ...Read More

Bill to Keep Workers' Contact Info Private Goes to Governor 06/16/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 525 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Legislature has sent to the governor's desk a bill exempting injured workers' contact information from public records requests.  ...Read More

Bill on Large-Deductible Policies Heads to Gov.'s Desk 06/15/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Leaders of the Florida House and Senate have sent to Gov. Rick Scott a bill that adopts recommendations from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on large-deductible workers’ compensation policies.  ...Read More
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