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Workers' Compensation News

CA 2nd: Permanent Reassignment Not Required 01/30/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Second District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) accommodating a temporary disability with a temporary light duty assignment does not create an obligation to make that temporary assignment available indefinitely once the disability be...Read More
CAAA Loses Round One in PDRS Challenge 01/30/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 269 | 0
The California Applicants' Attorneys Association has lost the first round in its challenge to the state's new Permanent Disability Rating Schedule. A workers' compensation judge in Grover Beach rejected as evidence a report on the impact of the new rating schedule that CAAA had hoped to u...Read More
Commissioner's Award Given to Tenn. Builder 01/30/2006
State: TN | Segment: Safety | 86 | 0
J&S Construction Co. in Cookeville, Tenn., last week became just the third building contractor in recent years to receive a Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. Tennessee Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen presented the award to J&S Construction Tuesday at the company's...Read More
Corrections Made to Oklahoma Fee Schedule 01/30/2006
State: OK | Segment: Regulatory | 22 | 0
The 2005 medical and hospital fee schedule for Oklahoma contained several errors that have been corrected. The revised schedule has been posted at the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court Web site. Anyone who downloaded a copy of the schedule before Jan. 18 is advised to update it now....Read More
Comp Talk Tucked Into Wintry Montana Fair 01/27/2006
State: MT | Segment: Events | 26 | 0
The 2006 Montana Winter Fair opens today in Lewiston and features a number of talks about crops, tourism and business opportunites that can generate more farm income for the state's agricultural producers. A workers' compensation forum at 1 p.m. could help farmers and ranchers to save some...Read More
CA 3rd Affirms Section 5814 Retroactive Application 01/26/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Third District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that Labor Code section 5814 as enacted by SB899 applies to penalty claims pending as of 06/01/04. In McCarthy v. WCAB (Best Sanitizer's, Inc.) , No. C049516, 01/25/2006, Ann McCarthy injured her ankle while working for ...Read More
Cornell Construction Crews to Be Trained 01/26/2006
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 170 | 0
Construction crews for the Life Sciences Building at Cornell University will receive safety and hazard-identification training, under an agreement between the project manager and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The signees were Skanska USA Building Inc., 14 building...Read More
Canadian Center Opens Healthy Workplace Portal 01/26/2006
State: NA | Segment: Other | 106 | 0
"Bringing Health to Work" is a Web portal offered as a public service from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The portal is accessible through the CCOHS website and offers one-stop access to more than 300 authoritative and reliable sources of workplace health ...Read More
Calif. Adjuster Training Regs Being Filed 01/25/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 123 | 0
The workers' compensation claims adjuster training regulations will be filed today with the secretary of state's office and become effective on Feb. 22. The reporting (certifications to the commissioner) will be due on July 1, Brian Bugsch, manager in the policy initiatives office announce...Read More
Chiropractor Behind Bars At Center of Probe 01/25/2006
State: PA | Segment: Fraud | 81 | 0
A Pittsburgh newspaper has reported that a federal investigation into possible insurance fraud is looking at a chiropractor who lost his license for selling drugs. The Post-Gazette said this week that federal investigators consider Markell D. Boulis a central figure in the case -- called o...Read More
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