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House Approves Formulary Bill on Second Try 04/17/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday voted 101-92 to approve a bill that would mandate adoption of a drug formulary, reviving the measure after it failed in a tie vote on Feb. 6. ...Read More
 
 

Hearsay, Speculation Aren't Enough to Allow Suit Against Utility 04/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a utility company was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a property owner’s claims that it was responsible for a construction worker’s injury, since the claims were supported only by hearsay and speculation. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Bills Prohibiting Unreasonable Denials, Creating Opioid Rules 04/10/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a bill that would prohibit unreasonable denials of workers’ compensation claims, and another measure requiring doctors to inform injured workers about potential risks when prescribing opioids. ...Read More
 
 

House Passes Bill to Increase PPD Benefits 04/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 111 min read
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would nearly double the base amount used to calculate permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Rejects Worker's Challenge to Order Terminating Benefit Eligibility 04/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a worker could not challenge an administrative order that terminated his eligibility for re-employment benefits, since he had missed the deadline for taking such action and had failed to prove his entitlement. ...Read More
 
 

Heavy-Equipment Operator Gets PPD Award for Hearing Loss From Employer of 2 Months 04/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a heavy-equipment operator was entitled to an award of permanent partial disability benefits for hearing loss from his employer of fewer than two months. ...Read More
 
 

HealthSmart Appoints VP for Sales in Casualty Claims Division 04/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
HealthSmart, a third-party administrator of health plans for self-insured employers, announced Tuesday the appointment of Dean Mandis as vice president of sales for its Casualty Claims Solutions division. ...Read More
 
 

House Finalizes Bill to Double Benefits for Correctional Officers 04/04/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 445 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 217 min read
The Maryland House of Representatives on Monday night agreed to minor changes in legislation that would double disability benefits for injured correctional officers. The move gives final approval to HB 205, which...Read More
 
 

High Court Agrees to Decide Whether Unemployed Volunteers Can Get Wage Benefits 03/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether wage-replacement benefits should go to someone who had no wages. A ruling for the p...Read More
 
 

Hearing Loss Disability Rules Are Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules 03/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The 8% solution is no solution at all, the Kentucky Court of Appeals said in a ruling that could affect workers' compensation in the Bluegrass State for years to come. ...Read More
 
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