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House Passes Bill to Appropriate $2.4 Million to Cover State Comp Costs 04/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a bill that would appropriate an additional $2.4 million for the Department of Human Resources Development to cover workers’ compensation costs for the current fiscal year. ...Read More

House Committee OKs Bill Modifying Provisions on Death Benefits, Compromise Settlements 04/12/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri House Special Committee on Employment Security has voted to pass a bill setting the order in which fallen first responders' family members can collect $25,000 in workers' compensation death benefits.  ...Read More

House Passes Bill Requiring Licensing Boards to Create Opioid-Prescribing Guidelines 04/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill that would require medical professional licensing boards to develop and distribute guidelines or recommendations for prescribing opioids. ...Read More

House Approves Chaperone Bill 04/12/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow injured workers to bring a chaperone to medical appointments and record conversations with providers conducting exams ordered by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. ...Read More

House Finance Committee OKs Bill Allowing Chaperones at IMEs 04/10/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Hawaii's House Finance Committee has recommended the chamber pass a bill allowing employees to have a chaperone present during their employer-ordered medical examinations.  ...Read More

Hospital's Housekeeping Contractor Had No Liability for Nurse's Accident 04/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 464 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that an allegedly injured nurse could not proceed with her tort claims against a hospital’s housekeeping management company, as a matter of law. ...Read More

House Panel Revising Bill That Would Cut Comp Costs by Nearly $200 Million a Year 04/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 506 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida House Commerce Committee today will hear a workers’ compensation reform bill that is projected to cut costs by at least 5%, or $182 million a year. ...Read More
Hearing Postponed for Man Accused of Cashing Checks Received Alongside Comp Benefits 04/06/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 397 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
A preliminary hearing was postponed this week for a West Virginia sheriff's deputy accused of cashing paychecks mistakenly received alongside workers' compensation checks, The Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown, Maryland, reported. Terrance S. Shetley, 50, was receiving workers&#...Read More

House Passes Bill Allowing Termination of Benefits for Fraud, Factual Mistakes 04/04/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana House of Representatives over the weekend passed a bill that would allow carriers to terminate benefits on claims they accepted either as a result of fraudulent statements or factual mistakes. ...Read More

High Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Fall 03/31/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 819 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York's highest court on Thursday overturned a finding of liability under the Labor Law for a worker's fall on an exterior staircase. ...Read More
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