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DWC Makes Changes to Several Small-Town Dockets 08/03/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 351 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has made docketing changes to Hannibal, Lebanon, Rolla, West Plains, Marshall and Sedalia, the agency informed defense and claimants’ attorn...Read More

DWC Rejects Bid to Require That Employers Send Records With All Physician Changes 08/02/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation denied a petition from the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association to require that employers who have a medical provider network send records and billing information to an employee-selected treating physician. ...Read More

Division Proposing Changes to Treatment Guideline, Physician Accreditation Rules 08/01/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Colorado Workers’ Compensation Division has scheduled a Sept. 13 public hearing on proposed rules relating to physician accreditation and medical treatment guidelines. ...Read More
Deputy Sheriff Asks 3rd DCA to Revisit Denial of Compensation for His Skin Condition 07/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Sacramento County deputy sheriff is asking the 3rd District Court of Appeal to reconsider the compensability of his claim for a skin injury from his work-related sun exposure. Earlier this month, the 3rd DCA ...Read More

Doctor Censured for Negligence May Not Treat Injured Workers, Board Says 07/24/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Canton physician has voluntarily resigned his authorization to treat injured workers after a censure and reprimand for negligence and failure to maintain records. ...Read More
Deadline Approaching for Work Comp Award Nominations 07/21/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The deadline to submit nominations to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry for the Governor’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Professionals is July 31. The department said in a statement that the award will be given to a professional in the wo...Read More

Disciplined Chiropractor Prohibited From Treating Injured Workers 07/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 696 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Corning chiropractor has agreed to stop treating injured workers after he was disciplined by the New York State Education Department. James R....Read More

Decision May Indicate Tide is Turning on Marijuana-Related Firing 07/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 652 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers have enjoyed a sense of security in firing workers who test positive for marijuana, because the substance is illegal under federal law. But now the tide is turning, as the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Monday ruled that a woman fired for using medical marijuana may sue her for...Read More

Donegal Group Posts $2.3M Loss in Q2 Despite Strong Comp Results 07/20/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Donegal Group Inc. has reported a net loss of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2017, which the company attributed to an increase in weather-related losses. ...Read More

DWC, University of Houston to Train Medical Office Staffs on Comp Claims 07/20/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Houston Small Business Development Center will offer training for medical office staff on Sept. 19 in Houston. ...Read More
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