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WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Wednesday 06/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 317 min read
The Governing Committee for California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is meeting Wednesday in Oakland to consider proposed changes to the Standard Classification System and the Experience Rating Plan. If the committee approves the proposed changes, the WCIRB w...Read More

Worker Loses FELA Claim Due to Failure to Secure Medical Expert Opinion 06/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a railway worker’s failure to secure expert medical witness testimony to link his alleged cumulative injuries to his job duties was fatal to his claim under the Federal Employers Liability Act. ...Read More

Work-Hardening Provider Gets 19 Years in Billing Scheme 06/07/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
A Houston man was sentenced this week to more than 19 years in federal prison for a string of felonies he committed as chief executive officer of Team Work Ready, a chain of 10 health care clinics spread across five southern states that catered to injured federal workers. ...Read More

Widow Can Proceed in State Court With Tort Claims for Diver's Death 06/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 956 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that a widow can proceed with claims for damages for her husband's offshore death, which happened in waters that fall within the ambit of the federal Death on the High Seas Act and Florida’s territorial jurisdiction. ...Read More

WCD Announces 4.6% Increase in TD Benefits 06/07/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that temporary disability benefits will increase 4.6% for injuries on or after July 1 because of an increase in the state’s average weekly wage. ...Read More
WCIRB Classification Committee Meeting June 13 06/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Classification and Rating Committee for the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss research studies and projects during a June 13 meeting in Oakland. Members of the C&R Committee will discuss potential studies of ways to improve the Uniform Sta...Read More
WCA Advisory Committee Meeting Wednesday 06/04/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
An advisory committee to the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will discuss legislative issues during its next meeting on Wednesday. The agenda for the New Mexico Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement meeting doesn’t...Read More

Worker Can't Set Aside Settlement Providing Full Release to Employers 06/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker could not reopen his claim against his employer and special employer after agreeing to a full release of liability in exchange for a lump-sum payment. ...Read More

Worldwide Facilities Buys RIC Insurance 06/01/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
Worldwide Facilities, a national wholesale brokerage based in Los Angeles, announced Thursday that it has acquired the assets of RIC Insurance General Agency. ...Read More

WCD Schedules Hearing on Proposed Irregular Wage, Voc-Rehab Rules 05/30/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Oregon Division of Workers’ Compensation has scheduled a June 21 public hearing on two proposed rule amendments — one concerning the calculation of wages, and another concerning eligibility for vocational assistance. ...Read More
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