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Workers' Compensation News


Ford Project Recalls Accident Fund's Power Plant Restoration in Lansing 06/26/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Accident Fund Insurance Co.'s renovation of a 1930s coal power plant that is now the company’s national headquarters in Lansing, Michigan, is ...Read More

Finance Department Projects Millions in Savings From Large-Deductible Rules 06/25/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 887 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Soon-to-be-proposed rules that would increase capital and credit requirements for carriers writing large-deductible workers’ compensation policies in California could prevent insolvencies and save tens of millions of dollars a year, according to the Department of Finance. ...Read More

FBI Raids WC Pain Clinics in Louisville 06/14/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Federal agents on Tuesday raided five Louisville-area pain-management and workers' compensation doctors' offices, and took away 46 boxes of material, according to local news reports. ...Read More

Firefighter's Work-Related Cancer Didn't Qualify Him as 'Disabled' 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a firefighter who became disabled from duty after he had retired did not qualify as a “disabled person” for purposes of the Line of Duty Death and Disability Act. ...Read More

Flight Training Company Ordered to Reinstate Whistleblowing Instructor 05/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Orlando, Florida-based SIMCOM Training Centers to reinstate a flight instructor who was fired after raising concerns about potential violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Amendments Boost Fees 2% or Less 05/29/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has adopted revisions to its workers’ compensation fee schedules that will increase maximum fees, from 0.9% to 2%, effective July 1. ...Read More
Facebook Posts Tips Claims Administrator to Double-Dipper 05/29/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Facebook post foiled an Ohio bartender’s attempt to earn some extra income while drawing workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Fiscal Committee Approves Bill to Classify Janitorial Workers as Employees 05/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
The California Assembly’s Appropriation Committee passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that janitorial workers are employees rather than independent contractors. ...Read More

FDA Approves Non-Opioid Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment 05/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first non-opioid drug to relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms. The FDA ...Read More

Fraud Division Collects $5 Million in Penalties, Thanks to Earlier Investigations 05/17/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 148 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission's fraud and compliance division so far this fiscal year has collected $5.1 million in penalties from companies that fail to carry adequate workers' compensation insurance. ...Read More
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