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Industrial Commission to Discuss Wage Report 07/11/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 68 | 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 | 1505 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 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 | 91 | 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 | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 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 | 542 | 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 | 87 | 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

Insurance Carrier Received Adequate Notice of Claim 06/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld an award to an injured worker for a fracture in his knee that was related to prior treatment for a knee injury, finding that the insurance carrier had received adequate notice of the claim. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Meeting Wednesday 06/26/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission will discuss benefits and fiscal issues during a meeting Wednesday in Boise. Commissioners will discuss negotiated rule-making efforts relating to medical fees, as well as information items regarding workers’ compensation benefits. Commissioners will ...Read More
Industrial Commission Wants to Clarify AWW Calculation 06/22/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission announced that it is considering changes to its rules governing the calculation of wages for temporary total disability payments and temporary partial disability payments. The commission said it “wants to clarify its expectation regarding average week...Read More

Impairment Rating for Pain Didn't Establish That Worker Had Lost Use of Foot 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits from the state Second Injury Fund, since he failed to prove a condition that pre-dated his most recent industrial injury resulted in the loss of use of his foot. ...Read More
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