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OIEC Issues Mandatory Notices on Ombudsman, 1st Responder Program 06/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel posted online two posters that must be posted in workplaces: an Ombudsman Program notice that all employers are required to display, and a notice about the state’s new first responder advocacy program. ...Read More
 
 

Opioid-Only Formulary Goes to House Ways and Means 06/22/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
A plan to limit opioid prescriptions for injured workers has passed a conference committee and now is in the hands of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee. ...Read More
 
 

Out-of-State Worker's Bad-Faith Claim Belongs in Out-of-State Forum, Court Says 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge should have dismissed an injured worker’s bad-faith claim against an insurance carrier, an underwriting firm and a claims adjuster, since Arizona provided a more appropriate forum for the claim to be heard. ...Read More
 
 

Omission of Party in Petition Caption Isn't Jurisdictional Error 06/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A divided Nevada Supreme Court ruled that a failure to name a party of record in the caption of a petition for judicial review is not jurisdictionally fatal so long as the party is named in the body of the petition and is properly served. ...Read More
 
 
O'Banion Named Acting WC Court Administrator 06/05/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Lorra O'Banion, the general counsel for Nebraska's Workers' Compensation Court for the past several months, has been named acting administrator of the court, effective this week. O'Banion will pull double duty and remain as counsel until a permanent replacement administrat...Read More
 
 

Owner of Janitorial Firm Charged With Premium Fraud 06/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged the owner of a Southern California janitorial company with seven counts of workers’ compensation premium fraud. ...Read More
 
 
One Call Offers Services to Government Sector 06/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
One Call Care Management, a provider of medical management services to the workers’ compensation industry, has launched a new service geared toward the government sector. One Call Government Solutions will focus on the unique needs of state and federal governments, including governm...Read More
 
 

Old Republic Launches Service Provider for Residual Markets 06/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Old Republic International Corp., owner of the nation’s 10th largest workers’ compensation insurer, is getting into the residual market business. ...Read More
 
 

Officer's Psyche Injury From Harassment Didn't Qualify Her for Duty Disability Retirement 05/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The District of Columbia’s highest court ruled that a former police officer’s psychological injury from the sexual harassment she endured at work did not qualify as an injury in the performance of her duties for purposes of disability retirement benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Opioids and Disability Duration Are Topics of WCRI Webinar 05/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is hosting a webinar on June 21 to discuss the findings from a recently published WCRI study, “The Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability.” ...Read More
 
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