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Workers' Compensation News


Fatal Factory Fire Sparks $281K Penalty 05/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a cosmetics manufacturer in New Windsor, New York, after a November fire killed a worker. ...Read More

Franchisors Are Not Employers, Says Bill Set for House Vote This Week 05/14/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
Another bill designed to clarify the employer-worker relationship in the modern age could pass a state legislature this week. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Update Boosts Conversion Factor by 1.5% 05/04/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 297 min read
Washington state medical providers who treat injured workers are getting a 1.5% pay raise, under a change in conversion factors included in an updated Department of Labor & Industries rule. ...Read More

Firefighter Cancer Bill Heading to Governor 05/03/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A bill that would allow the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to increase reimbursement rate for medical treatment provided to some firefighters with accepted cancer claims is heading to the desk of Gov. David Ige. ...Read More

Frenzied Competition May Spark 'Irrational' Pricing, Some Predict 05/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
As the workers’ comp insurance line marks its third straight year of profitability, increasingly intense competition may begin to spark “irrational” pricing, an insurance company CEO said. ...Read More

Forklift With Faulty Brakes Kept in Service for Seven Weeks, OSHA Alleges 04/30/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A national farm supply company has been issued federal safety citations after allegedly requiring employees to keep using a forklift even after a brake failure caused it to crash into a customer’s vehicle at a facility in Xenia, Ohio. ...Read More

Federal Tax Cuts Prompt Proposed Rate Reductions in Five States 04/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Workers’ comp insurance rates, which have been falling steadily since early 2015, are getting an additional downward push due to the new federal tax law. ...Read More

Former Judge Criticizes Proposed Nominating Rules 04/23/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 574 min read
The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings will likely have to postpone for a few days its publication of new rules governing the nomination of workers' compensation judges, thanks to the volume of public comments received from one interested party, the chief judge said. ...Read More

Farmer Can't Sue Insurance Agent for Allegedly Negligent Advice 04/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 316 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a farm owner could not state a viable negligence claim against his insurance agent — who happened to be his aunt — for failing to advise him to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Federal Judge Allows Constitutional Challenge to Fee Schedule 04/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A federal judge has cleared the way for a Georgia hospital to continue a constitutional challenge to Kentucky’s hospital fee schedule. J...Read More
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