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Workers' Compensation News


Maximum and Minimum Indemnity Benefits to Increase 1.6% 08/31/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Workers’ Claims has announced that the maximum in weekly indemnity benefits for 2018 will be $848.41, and the minimum $169.67. T...Read More

Manufacturer Fined $110K After Chemical Exposure Incident, Face-Smashing Injury 08/29/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Wisconsin steel pipe manufacturer faces $110,458 in federal penalties after one employee was exposed to elevated levels of a toxic chemical and another was hit by a piece of machinery that shattered his jaw.  ...Read More

Maximum Employer Reimbursement for Medical-Only Claims Remains at $2K 08/25/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon employers may continue to pay up to $2,000 per claim in medical costs to avoid losses that otherwise would impact their experience modifications, under an updated Bulletin 345 issued Thursday. ...Read More

Maritime Contractor Wasn't Entitled to Reformation of Contract With Subcontractor 08/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a maritime contractor was not entitled to reformation of its contract with a subcontractor to add language requiring the subcontractor to hold it harmless for an injury to one of the subcontractor’s employees. ...Read More

Mediator Sues Judge for Alleged Wrongful Termination 08/23/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former mediator for Portage County Common Pleas Court has filed a pro se lawsuit against a judge he claims wrongfully fired him for writing a letter to the editor, More

Man Admits to Not Having Comp for Company He Ran While Claiming Disability 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York man on Wednesday admitted that he did not have workers’ compensation coverage for those he employed at a company he operated while collecting workers’ compensation benefits himself, according to a report by ...Read More

Meetings With Nuclear Workers' Group Latest Attempt to Help Hanford Employees 08/17/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A group of former nuclear and uranium workers held meetings this week geared at helping Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers who have been denied workers' compensation benefits, the Tri-City Herald newspaper of Kennewick, Washington, ...Read More

Marijuana Moves Forward in Comp Despite Shortage of Evidence 08/16/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 595 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Evidence is lacking on the effectiveness of marijuana for treating chronic pain, according to a new report that reviews 27 previous research studies, but some say the findings shouldn’t stop the use of marijuana for treating injured workers. ...Read More

Medical Marijuana Will Remain Rising Issue in Workers' Compensation, Expert Says 08/10/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ORLANDO, Fla. – Employers and insurers no longer can treat medical marijuana as a passing fad but must develop strategies on whether to reimburse injured workers for cannabis and decide whether to conduct pre-employment or post-accident drug testing, a national expert said Wednesday. ...Read More
MEMIC Gift Creates Endowed Chair for University's Risk Management Program 08/09/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The University of Southern Maine is establishing an endowed chair in risk management and insurance named after the founding chief executive officer of MEMIC, the carrier announced Tuesday. ...Read More
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