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Insurers, Businesses Asking for Help on Enforcement Action Rules 07/17/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
Just when some insurers and employers thought they'd caught a break on what they considered to be nitpicking rule enforcement by the Division of Workers' Compensation, proposed rules have left them asking for more specifics. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can Proceed With Discrimination Claim, but Not Retaliation Claim 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided federal appellate court panel ruled that an injured worker should have been allowed to proceed with a claim that his employer had discriminated against him for his off-work drinking, but that he did not state a viable claim for disability discrimination or for retaliation for havin...Read More
Industrial Commission Outlines Best Practices for Full and Final Settlements 07/17/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 124 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona posted to its website a guide to best practices involving full and final settlements. State lawmakers last year passed a bill allowing injured workers to permanently settle their claims. Injured workers had been able to settle portions of their cl...Read More

ISEA Standard Addresses Prevention of Falling Objects 07/17/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The International Safety Equipment Association has developed a new national standard on how employers can prevent workers from being struck by falling objects. ...Read More
Industrial Commission to Discuss Wage Report 07/11/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 274 | 0 | Popular with Government agency | 2 min read
Members of the Idaho Industrial Commission are scheduled to hear a follow-up report recapping a subcommittee discussion of average weekly wages when they meet today in Boise. The agenda for the meeting doesn’t provide any additional information about the substance of the follow-up r...Read More
Insurers Taking Crack at Eggshell Skull Rule in Apportionment Appeal 07/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1952 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A case pending before California’s 1st District Court of Appeal could determine whether the long-standing rule holding employers liable for permanent disability caused by the aggravation of a preexisting condition is relevant in the era of apportionment. The 1st DCA in May granted a...Read More

Increases in Weekly Benefits, Medical Mileage This Week 07/06/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Maximum weekly benefits and medical mileage in Kansas increased slightly this week in keeping with state law, the Kansas Department of Labor announced. ...Read More

Insurance Committee Passes Fraud Reporting Bill 07/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 933 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
California state agencies would be required to share with each other information about suspected workers’ compensation fraud except when doing so might compromise an investigation or violate federal law, under a bill that the Senate Insurance Committee passed. ...Read More

Indicted Attorney Leads WC Legal Education Course 07/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 955 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Some Texas attorneys were a little surprised this week to see a brochure that shows an indicted lawyer leading a workers' compensation education seminar next month in Austin. ...Read More
Insurance Defense Lawyer Forrester Named to WC Commission 07/03/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Longtime workers' compensation defense attorney James Forrester began his first day on the job Monday as the newest member of the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. He was appointed last month by Republican Gov. Lawrence Hogan.  Forrester, now one of nine commiss...Read More
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