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Rule Change Increases Fees for Medical and Voc-Rehab Services 09/26/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 538 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has approved rule changes that slightly increase fees for medical and vocational rehabilitation services, and increase the threshold for medical, hospital and vocational rehabilitation services that treat catastrophically injured patients, ...Read More

Report: OSHA Needs to Get Serious About Deterring Employer Underreporting 09/25/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Past studies have shown that employers fail to report half of severe workplace injuries, but the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has not employed consistent enforcement and practices to deter underreporting and ensure that hazards are abated, according to ...Read More

Rand: Workers With Indemnity Claims Lose 20% of Pre-Injury Wages 09/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 116 min read
California workers injured in 2013 who received indemnity benefits were earning about 20% less than they would have, while permanently disabled workers earned about 31% less two years after the date of injury, according to a new Rand Corp. study. ...Read More

Rule Spells Out Injuries That 'Shock the Conscience' for PTSD Claims 09/19/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation gave notice Tuesday that it has proposed a rule that will establish exactly how gruesome an injury must be to “shock the conscience.” ...Read More

RiskMD Receives Patent for PEO-Specific Analytic System 09/17/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
RiskMD, which provides a data analysis platform for the insurance industry, has been granted what it is calling the first professional employer organization-specific patent ever issued. ...Read More

Report Shows Claims Are Up, Bucking National Trend 09/17/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Virginia has seen a big jump in alternative dispute resolutions, requiring it to hire five new mediators. The state has also seen an increase in claims and first reports of injuries, bucking a national trend of declining claims frequency. ...Read More
Review Committee Meeting to Consider Changes to Class Codes 09/10/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 84 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Classification Review Committee is holding a hearing in October to discuss changes to industry classification codes. The committee will consider proposed rev...Read More

Rossi Law Firm Announces Death of Senior Attorney Jacqueline Hilton 09/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1120 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Jacqueline T. Hilton, an attorney who spent her career representing insurers and employers, died last month after a short battle with cancer, the Rossi Law Group announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Report: Personal Protective Equipment Market to Hit $70 Billion by 2024 09/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 680 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The market for personal protective equipment worn by workers and others to help prevent injury is expected to reach $70 billion by 2024, compared to more than $40 billion in 2016, according to a report by Global Market Insights Inc. ...Read More

Rate Bureau Filing Recommends 15.9% Decrease in Rates 09/04/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 156 min read
Another state's rating agency has recommended a double-digit drop in workers' compensation rates.  ...Read More
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