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Inconsistent Accounts of Accident Supported Denial of Claim 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s inconsistent accounts of his on-the-job fall provided substantial evidence to support a denial of his claim for a right shoulder injury. ...Read More

ICA Leaves Fee Schedule Largely Unchanged 09/06/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Arizona Industrial Commission is proposing few changes in the Physician’s Fee Schedule that goes into effect Oct. 1. The Industrial ...Read More

Insurance Department Reviewing Proposed 9.9% Loss Cost Cut 08/31/2018
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 67 min read
The Delaware Insurance Department is reviewing a recommendation by the state’s Compensation Rating Bureau to reduce loss costs in the voluntary market, by 9.94%, and residual market rates, by 7.23%, on Dec. 1. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Seeks Injunction Against Restaurant 08/31/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The West Virginia Insurance Commissioner has filed a civil complaint, asking for an injunction against a restaurant that has not carried adequate workers' compensation insurance. ...Read More

Insurers Already Fretting About Terrorism Backstop's Pending Expiration 08/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
It won't expire for another two years, but insurance groups and rate-makers already are warning about the impact on rates if the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is not renewed in 2020. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Reviewing Legislative Rules at Next Meeting 08/15/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Members of the Idaho Industrial Commission will discuss 2019 legislative rules pertaining to average weekly wages and electronic payment transfers during their next meeting, today in Boise. ...Read More

Immigration Status Won't Bar Worker's Claim for Additional PD Benefits 08/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A divided Idaho Supreme Court last week ruled that an undocumented worker can’t be denied permanent disability benefits in excess of his impairment simply because of his immigration status. ...Read More

Injection Therapy Garners Interest as Alternative to Opioids 08/06/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 293 min read
Injection therapy may be one type of treatment that gets a boost from efforts to reduce opioid prescribing, according to a work comp corporate medical director. ...Read More

Increasing Prevalence of Black Lung Fires Up Comp Reform Critics 07/24/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The prevalence of black-lung disease is on the rise among longtime coal miners in the U.S., reaching 20% in central Appalachia, according to a new report that has inflamed criticism of workers’ comp reform legislation in Kentucky. ...Read More

ICA Holding Public Hearing on Physician Dispensing Rules 07/23/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is holding a public hearing Aug. 23 to consider whether to adopt reimbursement guidelines for physician-dispensed drugs. ...Read More
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