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Workers' Compensation News


Labor: Proposed Guidelines and Regulatory Changes Would Hurt Workers 09/06/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York independent medical examiners would gain more authority over injured workers under proposed regulatory revisions related to schedule loss of use determinations and impairment guidelines. ...Read More

Legislature Approves Bill to Extend Billing Deadline for Emergency Treatment 08/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California lawmakers approved a bill that would allow providers of emergency medical services five extra months to submit their bills. The Sena...Read More

Labor Advocates: Deck Stacked Against Undocumented Workers Reporting Injuries 08/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jose Flores' attorneys don't think it's a coincidence that the Boston-area construction worker was arrested by immigration authorities moments after leaving an employer-arranged meeting about a work injury. ...Read More
Labor Commission Appoints Administrative Services Director 08/28/2017
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Labor Commission announced Friday the appointment of a new director to manage its budget and day-to-day finances. ...Read More

Lawmakers Urged to Close Anti-Fraud Loophole Used Against Undocumented Workers 08/25/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A leader in the Florida Senate has promised to review a state anti-fraud law that has led to the arrest of hundreds of immigrant workers, some of whom were charged after filing workers' compensation claims. ...Read More

Lawmakers Attempting to Override Gov.'s Veto of Newspaper Carrier Bill 08/25/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 384 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
North Carolina lawmakers on Monday may attempt to override Gov. Ray Cooper’s veto of legislation that would eliminate a law allowing newspapers to classify carriers as independent contractors instead of employees. ...Read More

Labor Department Proposes New Lower-Extremity Guidelines 08/24/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is proposing to adopt recommendations for treating lower-extremity injuries as part of the annual update to its workers’ compensation treatment guidelines. ...Read More

Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Apportionment to Genetics 08/23/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The chairman of the California Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations introduced legislation that would overturn a California appellate court decision allowing the apportionment of permanent disability to genetic risk factors, two weeks after the state Supreme Court denied a...Read More

L&I Announces Center of Excellence for Burn Treatment 08/22/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries, in partnership with Harborview Medical Center, announced a new center of excellence for treating industrial burn injuries. ...Read More

Labor Advocates Say Impairment Guidelines Do Not Need Revisions 08/17/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance has published a study showing that 81% of the 847 injured workers surveyed believe they were not fairly compensated for lost wages. ...Read More
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