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Hanford Presumption Proposal Returns in 2018 01/08/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers in Washington state will take another a run at creating a presumption that certain diseases are compensable injuries for workers at the federal Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year. ...Read More

High Court to Consider Classification of Newspaper Carriers 01/05/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Massachusetts' high court is set to decide whether newspaper carriers are employees or independent contractors, a decision that will determine their eligibility for workers' compensation benefits, ...Read More

Hospitality Manager Accused of Receiving $91,000 in Benefits While Working 01/04/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said a former bar manager is facing one count of first-degree theft for receiving more than $91,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while holding down management jobs at four restaurants in Seattle. ...Read More

High Court: Siding With IME Doctor Was Right Decision 01/04/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Tennessee Supreme Court's workers' compensation panel decided that a lower court was in the right when it awarded a trash collector benefits based on an independent medical examiner's opinion. ...Read More

Hockey Player Suing NHL for On-Ice Injuries 01/02/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Eric Nystrom is suing the National Hockey League for medical coverage he says he needs as a result of a series of on-ice injuries suffered during his nine-year professional career, according to a ...Read More

Hearing Scheduled on Bill to Eliminate Comp Exemption for Day Laborers 12/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 598 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Assembly Insurance Committee will hear testimony shortly after lawmakers return to the Capitol in January on a bill that would remove from mandatory coverage requirements an exemption for day laborers. ...Read More

Horsemen's Association Eyeing Solutions to Rising Comp Costs 12/27/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Rising workers’ compensation costs is the top issue facing thoroughbred horse owners in New York, according to the state Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. ...Read More

Hearing Officer Abused Discretion in Conflict-of-Interest Finding 12/26/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 265 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Ohio Industrial Commission hearing officers are free to reject the opinions of job-retraining specialists, but one officer went too far when he dismissed a specialist’s entire report without considering its merits because he thought she had a conflict of interest, the Ohio Supreme Court dec...Read More
HEMIC's Financial Strength Rating of 'Excellent' Affirmed by A.M. Best 12/26/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 157 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A, or excellent, and the issuer credit rating of “a” for Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. In its rating rationale summary, A.M. Best rated HEMIC “strongest” for balance sheet, “stron...Read More

Hiking E&M Reimbursements Would Have Raised System Costs by $11 Million 12/26/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A recently rejected proposal to increase by 30% the reimbursement rates for evaluation and management services would have raised system costs by nearly double the estimates provided by health care providers, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More
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