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Workers' Compensation News


House Passes Bill to Modify Coverage Responsibility for Work Experience Students 02/05/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 167 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 3 min read
Institutes of higher education in Idaho would not be required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for work experience students who are covered by an employer’s policy, under a bill the state House of Representatives unanimously approved. ...Read More

House Insurance Committee to Hold Hearing Today on Premium Bill 02/01/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 53 min read
The Kansas House of Representatives’ Committee on Insurance plans to hold a hearing today on a bill that sets guidelines for what happens to an employer’s premium when an employee is involved in a car crash. ...Read More

House Passes Tiered Rating Cleanup Bill, Approves Amendments to LLC Coverage Measure 01/31/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
The Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would clarify that workers’ compensation carriers are prohibited from applying a deviation and a scheduled rating to the same insured risk. ...Read More

Howlin, Huth Promoted at Rising MS 01/31/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Two members of Rising Medical Solutions’ executive team have been promoted. ...Read More

High Court Split on Whether Worker's Fall Was Idiopathic or Unexplained 01/30/2018
State: AR | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Even though there was no definitive evidence that Gale Askins’ irregular heartbeat caused her on-the-job fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed an administrative law judge’s decision to deny her benefits because her medical history supported the notion that the fall and arrhythmia ...Read More

Hotel Owner Fined for Use of Untrained Workers to Remove Asbestos 01/26/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 257 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
A Seattle hotel owner faces $355,000 in fines for using untrained workers to remove asbestos and not informing them about the hazardous materials they were handling, the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries ...Read More

High Court Approves Change to Work Comp Court's Rules of Procedure 01/24/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Nebraska's high court has signed off on changes to a rule governing the procedures for filing workers' compensation appeals. The Supreme Cou...Read More

High Court: No Reimbursement to Employers for Overturned Attorney Fee Awards 01/19/2018
State: PA | Segment: Top | 352 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 11 min read
Three years after Howard Parker’s death at the age of 88, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has settled a nine-year dispute between his attorney and employer o...Read More
Heyl Royster Names Kevin Luther Managing Partner of Rockford Office 01/19/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0
The Midwestern corporate law firm of Heyl Royster, which represents insurance carriers, health care companies, universities, businesses and other large institutions, has named Kevin Luther the managing partner of its Rockford, Illinois, office, ...Read More

House Votes to Cap Claimants' Attorney Fees at $150 an Hour 01/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: Top | 930 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
On their fourth day of the 2018 legislative session, members of Florida's House of Representatives voted along party lines to pass a bill that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour even though a 9.5% rate decrease went into effect 11 days earlier. ...Read More
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