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Panel Rejects Untimely Challenge to Cutoff Date for PTD Benefits 01/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an employer could not challenge an award of benefits to a worker who was injured in 1999.  ...Read More
 
 

Proposed Rule Would Drop Pension Discount Rate to 6.1% 01/11/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries will hold a public hearing Jan. 23 on a proposal to drop the rate used to discount reserves for permanent disability pensions, to 6.1%. ...Read More
 
 

Prosecutors to Seek $10M in Personal Proceeds From Michael D. Drobot 01/10/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 573 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors will seek to compel former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner Michael D. Drobot to forfeit $10 million in personal proceeds allegedly tied to his kickback scheme at his sentencing hearing this week, ...Read More
 
 

Potential for Federal Intervention Shouldn't Be Forgotten, Speaker Warns 01/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal standards for workers’ comp systems are unlikely under the Trump administration, but that makes it a good time for the industry to address state-to-state differences in benefits, according to Mark Walls of Safety National. ...Read More
 
 

Political Novice Follows Through on Campaign Reform Pledge 01/10/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Democratic socialist motivated to run for the Virginia House of Delegates because of a bad workers’ compensation experience will make good on a campaign promise by introducing three reform measures today. ...Read More
 
 

Panel Upholds Permanent Partial Disability Award for Truck Driver With PTSD From Wreck 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits for an 80% permanent partial disability to a truck driver with post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More
 
 

Proactive Inspections Shield Employers From Penalties 01/09/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Five free on-site consultations by the state Labor Cabinet in December corrected 62 workplace safety violations and saved employers up to $434,000 in enforcement penalties, the agency said. ...Read More
 
 

Pre-Filed Bill Would Reduce Employee Assessments 01/05/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
New Mexico workers would see a 25% reduction in fees they pay to fund administration of the state’s workers’ compensation system under a bill filed ahead of the legislative session that starts Jan. 16. ...Read More
 
 

Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Term for Drobot, Restitution Order 01/04/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 946 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal prosecutors are asking a court to sentence former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner Michael D. Drobot to 10 years in prison and impose a $500,000 fine during a Jan. 12 hearing. ...Read More
 
 

Portable Benefits 'Picking Up Steam' in Workers' Comp 01/04/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Portable benefits, a way to provide social safety-net protections such as disability insurance regardless of where an employee is working, were a topic of much discussion last year and are likely to remain so in 2018. ...Read More
 
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