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Workers' Compensation News


 
Rule-Making Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled 06/27/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has scheduled a meeting of a rule-making advisory committee for Aug. 8 in Salem. The committee will review rules regarding workers’ comp coverage requireme...Read More
 
 

Rand Posts Return-to-Work Recommendations 06/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Rand Corp. posted to its website a report offering suggestions for increasing the number of injured workers receiving payments from the $120 million program California lawmakers created when passing Senate Bill 863 in 2012. ...Read More
 
 

Rules Committee Unanimously Votes to Confirm Parisotto as AD 06/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 774 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Members of the Senate Rules Committee peppered George Parisotto with questions about fraud, qualified medical evaluators and the high costs California employers face when purchasing coverage but unanimously approved his nomination as administrative director of the Division of Worke...Read More
 
 

Record Did Not Support Finding as to Cause of Worker's Departure From Labor Market 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a Workers’ Compensation Board finding as to the cause of an injured worker’s departure from the labor market as being unsupported by the evidence. ...Read More
 
 

Radiologist Sentenced to 10 Years in Kickback Scheme 06/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2768 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A Southern California radiologist who prosecutors say turned down a plea deal last year was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme that a federal judge said called into question the necessity of some of the services provided to injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Rules Committee Schedules Confirmation Hearing for Parisotto 06/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The head of California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation will appear before the Senate Rules Committee for a confirmation hearing later today. ...Read More
 
 

Roofing Contractor Cited Again for Fall Hazards 06/15/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 1 min read
A roofing contractor in Appleton, Wisconsin, is facing proposed federal penalties of $120,320 after allegedly failing to provide adequate fall protection to workers. ...Read More
 
 

Railway Can't Get Relief From Protective Order Barring Direct Communication With FELA Plaintiff 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a railway company was not entitled to relief from a protective order that barred it from directly communicating with an injured employee after he filed a claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act. ...Read More
 
 

Report Challenges Conventional Thinking on Reporting Lag, Claim Costs 06/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Despite evidence that a delay in reporting a workplace injury of more than 12 days is associated with higher claim costs, focusing solely on reducing reporting lag times may not be the most effective strategy for containing costs, according to a new report from Lockton. ...Read More
 
 

Registration Open For Annual Claims Seminar 06/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Arizona Industrial Commission has opened registration for its annual claims seminar, to be held Aug. 9-10 in Scottsdale. The program includes an ...Read More
 
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