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Hanford Presumption Bills Resurface Briefly During Budget Talks 07/03/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Proposals to create a presumption that certain diseases are compensable for workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation surfaced briefly as Washington state lawmakers went to the brink in their negotiations over next year’s budget. ...Read More

High Court Upholds Award for Worker's Fall on Public Sidewalk 06/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 670 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for a slip-and-fall as she walked along an icy public sidewalk after clocking out for the day. ...Read More

House Republicans Revive Proposals for Formulary, Medicare-Based Fee Schedule 06/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 729 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Republicans in the Illinois House of Representatives are using the 10-day special session, called by the governor to get a budget passed, to take another run at overhauling the state’s workers’ compensation system with a Medicare-based fee schedule and drug formulary. ...Read More

High Court: Tennessee Can Oversee Claim, Despite Arkansas-Based Employer 06/23/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 641 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Supreme Court of Tennessee's workers' compensation panel found that Tennessee courts had jurisdiction over two Tennessee truckers' workers' compensation claims because evidence existed of a "substantial connection between Tennessee and the employer-employee relationship.&...Read More

High Court Reinstates Suspended Attorney, Finding Moral Change Occurred 06/23/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 611 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney who worked as a legal assistant for three years without issue after his suspension. ...Read More
Hearing Scheduled on Amendments to Filing of Notices of Appeal 06/23/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 on the filing of notices of appeal and other proposed amendments. The applicable rules are 0800-02-22.01 through 0800-02-22.05. Any party can appeal a workers’ compensation judge’s o...Read More

Harbor Health Approved for Telemedicine in MPN 06/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1018 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Harbor Health Systems said Thursday that it has received approval by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation to offer telemedicine through its medical provider networks. ...Read More

High Court: Inmates Not Entitled to Workers' Compensation Benefits 06/14/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that an inmate participating in a work-release program for the state does not qualify for workers' compensation benefits.  ...Read More

Health Committee Rejects Coverage for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy 06/09/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 681 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy will not be a covered benefit for injured workers in Washington state who have musculoskeletal conditions. T...Read More

Hudson Structured Completes Work Comp Loss Portfolio Transfer 06/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 707 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Investment manager Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. has invested $20.1 million in preferred shares in a reinsurance vehicle that will assume $35.3 million of seasoned workers’ compensation liabilities. ...Read More
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