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Workers' Compensation News


Long-Term Opioid Use Dropping in Many States, but La. and S.C. See Increase 08/04/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1071 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Long-term opioid use by injured workers fell from 2012 to 2015 in 20 of 26 states examined, but a few states, including Louisiana and South Carolina, saw long-term opioid use increase, according to a report released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Thursday. ...Read More

L&I Launching Acupuncture Pilot 08/04/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries will start processing applications for an acupuncture pilot project Tuesday. The depart...Read More

L&I to Hold Hearing Aug. 22 on Vocational Rehab Rule 08/03/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 407 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries will hold a public hearing Aug. 22 on a rule that would clarify when workers can access funds to complete a self-directed vocational retraining plan.  ...Read More

Legislation Allowing Disability Pensions for Workplace Illnesses Becomes Law 07/28/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 549 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Legislation allowing Rhode Island police officers and firefighters to take accidental disability retirement because of an occupational illness will go into law without Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature. ...Read More

Lawmaker Criticizes Report that Compliments Workers' Compensation System 07/28/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 690 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Safety Council ranks Illinois as the nation’s second-safest state and lauds its generous workers’ compensation benefits, prompting one lawmaker to criticize the report and to call Illinois a “nanny state.” ...Read More

Latino Caucus Applauds CAAA for Representing Undocumented Workers 07/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 907 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association said it was commended by the Latino Legislative Caucus for representing undocumented workers. ...Read More

Lawmaker Says Claimants' Attorney Fees Are 'No. 1 Job Killer' 07/27/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State Rep. Jay Trumbull, R-Panama City, told a business group Tuesday that a Supreme Court ruling that removes the cap on claimants’ attorney fees is the top economic threat to Florida. ...Read More
Legislation Includes Provision that Cuts in Half the Date to File Claims 07/25/2017
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Beginning in early October, workers will have one year instead of the longstanding two years to file injury or death claims with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. House ...Read More

Lien Claimants Try to Resuscitate Due Process Challenge 07/24/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1553 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the stay on liens filed by indicted providers are asking a Southern California judge to reconsider his tentative decision to dismiss their substantive due process claim. ...Read More

L&I Proposes Revisions to Self-Directed Vocational Training Rules 07/24/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries will hold a hearing in August on proposed changes to rules governing self-directed vocational training benefits. ...Read More
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