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Workers' Compensation News


Fee Schedule Bill Doomed Despite Public Hearing, Key Staffer Says 02/13/2018
State: WI | Segment: Top | 674 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
A bill that would mandate adoption of a medical fee schedule in Wisconsin will die in a Senate committee even though the panel will take it up during a public hearing Wednesday, a senior legislative staff member said Monday. ...Read More
Fall-Protection, Confined-Space Violations Lead to Fines for Manufacturer 02/09/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A manufacturer is facing proposed federal penalties of $256,088 for alleged failure to install a fall protection system at a facility in Dalton, Georgia. First Source Worldwide LLC was cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Feb. 1. The company has 15 business d...Read More

Former Work Comp Law Clerk Among Those Promoted at Wood Smith Henning & Berman 02/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A former law clerk with the Oakland Raiders has been promoted to senior counsel at the Los Angeles-based national law firm Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman. ...Read More

Formulary Bill Falls Three Votes Short in House 02/08/2018
State: PA | Segment: Top | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Advocates for employers and insurers vowed to spend the next month wooing three Republican votes after a bill that would mandate adoption of a drug formulary failed in a 98-98 vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ...Read More

First Responders Claim Constitutional Right to Benefits 02/06/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
First responders who are suing two cities and their third-party administrators for allegedly conspiring to delay and deny claims say California’s workers’ compensation laws create a constitutional right to benefits that is not contingent upon a final determination of compensability....Read More

Framing Contractor Cited for Lack of Fall Protection 02/06/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A framing contractor in Auburn has been cited for allegedly failing to provide fall protection to employees working at heights of more than 11 feet. ...Read More

Formulary Bills Under Consideration in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Massachusetts 02/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: Top | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 263 min read
A proposal to create a workers’ compensation drug formulary is moving along in the Indiana State House, one of four state legislatures to consider such a bill so far this year. ...Read More

Four Shareholders Named at Capehart Scatchard 02/05/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
New Jersey law firm Capehart Scatchard has admitted four new shareholders, including three attorneys in the workers’ compensation department. ...Read More
Fees Enacted for Disputed Cases 02/01/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
The Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has posted notice that as of Jan. 20, it charges fees as part of court costs in disputed cases. Fees that are not pre-paid must be paid upon dismissal of a case, final judgment in the docket number or on demand by the clerk. ...Read More

Fire Departments Awarded Grants to Buy Protective Equipment 01/31/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0
Thirty-nine Ohio fire departments will share nearly $377,000 in grants from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a new program that aims to reduce firefighters’ exposure to toxins. ...Read More
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