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Injury Rate Drops to Lowest Level in State's History 12/26/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 451 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Kentucky’s rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses dropped to 3.4 per 100 full-time employees in 2016, the lowest rate since the federal government began collecting that data in 1996, the state Labor Cabinet said Friday. ...Read More

Interest/Discount Rate Rises for Next Quarter 12/26/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has determined that any interest or discount provided for in the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act will be at the rate of 5.21% for the first quarter of 2018. ...Read More

Insurer's Constitutional Challenge Heads to Supreme Court 12/20/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 632 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 125 min read
An employer is challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that passed in 2014 by a compromise between the Republican-dominated legislature and the Democratic governor, in a case that is headed to the state Supreme Court. ...Read More

Insurers Pressing for Regulatory 'Sandbox' 12/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 878 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Insurance companies wanting to try new technology or different ways of doing business are likely to face regulatory obstacles — a situation the American Insurance Association wants to address. ...Read More

Injured Worker Caught Playing Hockey Sentenced for Fraud 12/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An amateur hockey goalie who claimed he was too injured to work was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay $12,110.88 in restitution for workers’ compensation f...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts Draft Audit Guidelines for Review 12/13/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 729 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 321 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website draft audit guidelines for public review and comment. The commission conducts periodic audits to ...Read More

Investigation Into Double Electrocution Leads to Fraud Charges 12/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prosecutors in Southern California have filed workers’ compensation fraud charges against the employer of two men who were electrocuted on the job, alleging he underreported payroll and misclassified his employees to make it appear they were in less dangerous positions, according to ...Read More

Injured Worker Failed to Prove Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 504 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker failed to prove any permanent disability or loss of wage-earning capacity following an on-the-job back injury. ...Read More

Injured Worker Entitled to Reimbursement for Home Modifications 12/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to reimbursement for the cost of installing a walk-in shower in her bathroom after suffering a knee injury. ...Read More

Injured Police Officer Was Engaged in 'Act of Duty' 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 606 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a police officer who was injured in an accident while riding in an unmarked squad car was engaged in an act of duty. ...Read More
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