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Rule Would Mandate Preapproval of Compounds 01/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has formally proposed an amendment that would require preauthorization of all compounded drugs. Pr...Read More

Receipt of FECA Benefits Barred Suit Against Alleged Tortfeasor's Employer 01/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A federal trial court judge ruled that a government worker who received benefits for injuries from a car accident could not proceed with a lawsuit against the federal agency that employed the alleged tortfeasor responsible for the incident. ...Read More

Rules Proposed to Calculate Value of Employer-Provided Housing 01/10/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 50 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry will hold a hearing Friday on proposed rules governing how to calculate the value of employer-provided housing when determining wages paid to an injured w...Read More

Retirement Didn't Preclude Award of Disability Benefits 01/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s voluntary retirement did not render him ineligible for disability benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Roofing Contractor Cited for Safety Hazards 01/05/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Holland roofing contractor faces proposed penalties totaling $91,629 for exposing workers to falls and other safety hazards, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says. ...Read More
Rating Bureau's C&R Committee Meeting Jan. 23 01/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Classification and Rating Committee of California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will review potential changes to the medical-only reporting requirements during a Jan. 23 meeting in Oakland. The WCIRB is considering repealing a rule from its Uniform Statis...Read More

Reportedly Fired Applicants' Attorney Shoots 2 Coworkers, Killing 1, at Holiday Party 01/03/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Shock waves rippled through Southern California’s legal community this weekend after a workers’ compensation attorney fatally shot one colleague and wounded another before killing himself. ...Read More

Report: L&I Seeing Increase in Complaints From Injured Farmworkers 12/21/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 328 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that farm labor advocates have collected about 400 complaints from workers regarding the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries’ claims handling processes, many saying they’ve been forced to rely on food banks and public assistance for s...Read More

Rule Outlining Insurers' Reimbursement Request Procedures Effective Next Week 12/20/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A rule requiring insurers and self-insured employers to submit reimbursement requests to the Workers' Compensation Administrative Account within two years will go into effect Dec. 27.  ...Read More

Researchers Beginning to Find Benefits of Opioid Guidelines 12/18/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though opioid prescribing guidelines are being used more widely, including in workers’ compensation, few research studies have looked at to what extent use of the guidelines lowers medical costs, reduces opioid use or improves patient outcomes. ...Read More
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