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High Court Issues Two Employer-Friendly Work Comp Decisions 09/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When the Ohio Supreme Court handed down two business-friendly workers' compensation decisions on Friday — both overturning the Court of Appeals — claimants' attorneys were miffed but not surprised. ...Read More
Houston Medical Staff Can Learn Comp 101 09/15/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 533 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Houston Small Business Development Center will train medical office staff on comp topics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is $99 and includes lunch and parking. The seminar is aimed at providing practical...Read More

Hurricane Cleanup Will Increase Claims by Inexperienced Workers, Experts Predict 09/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1205 | 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 | 301 | 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 | 569 | 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 | 402 | 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 | 776 | 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 | 2097 | 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 | 417 | 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 | 550 | 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
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