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Hurricane Cleanup Will Increase Claims by Inexperienced Workers, Experts Predict 09/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 739 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As Texas, Louisiana and Florida draw thousands of out-of-state workers to help with hurricane-recovery efforts, workers’ compensation systems in those states can expect at least a modest spike in injury claims, officials said. ...Read More
Health Care Services Board to Meet Saturday 09/13/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Industrial Accidents' Health Care Services Board will meet Saturday to review a draft of neck and back treatment guidelines. The board wi...Read More

Hurricane Triggers Suspension of Certain Insurer Requirements 09/13/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Greg Abbott has suspended certain licensing requirements and fees for insurance professionals to focus on recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The acti...Read More

High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s highest court reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of an injured construction worker who slipped and fell while using a makeshift ramp to descend from a building. ...Read More

Health Insurance May Reduce Work Comp ER Visits, Researchers Find 08/30/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Increasing the number of people with health insurance can drive down workers’ compensation costs by reducing the number of emergency room visits, according to a new study from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. ...Read More

High Court Won't Review Decision Sending Doctor's RFA Through UR/IMR 08/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1782 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board finding that a request for authorization for treatment by a doctor within an employer’s medical provider network is subject to the Labor Code’s utilization review and indepen...Read More

Highway Worker Entitled to PPD Award, Reconsideration of Prior Settlements 08/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with State agency
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals panel ruled that a former highway maintenance worker was entitled to a permanent partial disability award for an injury to his legs, as well as reconsideration of his disability from two prior industrial injuries....Read More

High Court to Hear Issue of Whether Defamation Should Be Compensable 08/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear a case from a disgruntled elections official who argues that defamation and reputation damage should be compensable issues, the Hawaii Tribune He...Read More

High Court to Decide Whether Carrier Properly Commenced Suit Against 3rd Party to Recover Lien 08/11/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide whether a comp carrier could bring a lawsuit against a motorist who was allegedly responsible for causing injuries to an insured’s employee. ...Read More

Hearing Representatives: Lien Declaration Requirement Causes Friction, Litigation 08/09/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
VAN NUYS, California — Lien claimant hearing representatives sat around a table on Tuesday talking about what one of them called the latest roadblock erected for lien claimants: Labor Code Section 4903.05.  ...Read More
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