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House Labor Committee Endorses Measures to Produce Comp System Reports 03/30/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii House Committee on Labor and Public Employment has recommended that the chamber pass two measures that would produce reports on issues affecting the workers' compensation system.  ...Read More

House Passes Bill Expanding Coverage for Mental Impairment 03/28/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Colorado House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would allow injured workers to be compensated for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by their job responsibilities. ...Read More

House Votes to Increase Comp Burial Expenses From $2,500 to $7,500 03/27/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
South Carolina's House of Representatives has voted to increase the amount of burial expenses payable under workers' compensation to $7,500. ...Read More

High Rate of Fatal Brain Injuries Found Among Older Construction Workers 03/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 373 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employees aged 65 and older had the highest rate of fatal traumatic brain injuries among all construction workers, with 7.9 deaths per 100,000, according to a new report from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. ...Read More

Hearing on Religious Exemption Bill Set for Today 03/22/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill to exempt those with "certain religious beliefs" from the definitions of employer and employee will be heard in a House committee today. ...Read More

House Passes Three Workers' Compensation Bills 03/22/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State representatives on Monday passed three workers’ compensation bills that now move to the Senate. ...Read More

Herbert Signs 3 Work Comp Bills; Measure to Privatize WCF Awaits Signature 03/21/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law three workers’ compensation bills that passed during this year’s legislative session. ...Read More

House Committee Tables Firefighter Presumption 03/17/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Montana House of Representatives committee tabled a bill that would have created a presumption that lung diseases are compensable injuries for firefighters and set up a special fund to pay for these claims. ...Read More

House Approves PTD Increase, Death Benefit Changes 03/16/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon House of Representatives unanimously approved bills that would increase the cap on permanent total disability benefits and simplify how death benefits are calculated. ...Read More

Horse Racing Publication Considers Comp Payment Models After Worker 'Screwed' by Non-Payment 03/15/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An exercise rider who worked with racehorse trainer Wayne Potts said she was left "screwed" after being partially crushed in a fall from a horse while Potts was not carrying workers' compensation insurance for his stable. ...Read More
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