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House Agrees to Budget But Not to Workers' Compensation Reforms 07/05/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 664 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The House on Sunday and Monday passed three budget bills that still face Senate approval and vows of vetoes by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, but lawmakers could not agree on workers’ compensation changes. ...Read More
House Passes First Budget in Two Years, but Governor Vows Veto 07/03/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois House passed its first full-year budget in two years, which includes a 32% hike in the personal income tax, but Gov. Bruce Rauner vowed to veto both measure should they pass the Senate. Fifteen Republicans broke ranks with Rauner and voted for the revenue bill, bringing the v...Read More

High Court: Medical Records, Vocational Report Indicate Man Left Workforce Voluntarily 07/03/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Ohio held that a man who had his application for total disability benefits denied four times was not eligible for those benefits because the record indicated he had voluntarily left the workplace.  ...Read More

Hanford Presumption Bills Resurface Briefly During Budget Talks 07/03/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Proposals to create a presumption that certain diseases are compensable for workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation surfaced briefly as Washington state lawmakers went to the brink in their negotiations over next year’s budget. ...Read More

High Court Upholds Award for Worker's Fall on Public Sidewalk 06/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 622 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for a slip-and-fall as she walked along an icy public sidewalk after clocking out for the day. ...Read More

House Republicans Revive Proposals for Formulary, Medicare-Based Fee Schedule 06/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 672 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Republicans in the Illinois House of Representatives are using the 10-day special session, called by the governor to get a budget passed, to take another run at overhauling the state’s workers’ compensation system with a Medicare-based fee schedule and drug formulary. ...Read More

High Court: Tennessee Can Oversee Claim, Despite Arkansas-Based Employer 06/23/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 589 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Supreme Court of Tennessee's workers' compensation panel found that Tennessee courts had jurisdiction over two Tennessee truckers' workers' compensation claims because evidence existed of a "substantial connection between Tennessee and the employer-employee relationship.&...Read More

High Court Reinstates Suspended Attorney, Finding Moral Change Occurred 06/23/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 561 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney who worked as a legal assistant for three years without issue after his suspension. ...Read More
Hearing Scheduled on Amendments to Filing of Notices of Appeal 06/23/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 552 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 on the filing of notices of appeal and other proposed amendments. The applicable rules are 0800-02-22.01 through 0800-02-22.05. Any party can appeal a workers’ compensation judge’s o...Read More

Harbor Health Approved for Telemedicine in MPN 06/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 966 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Harbor Health Systems said Thursday that it has received approval by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation to offer telemedicine through its medical provider networks. ...Read More
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