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WCD Convening Rule-Making Committee to Discuss Temporary Disability Calculations 12/04/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division scheduled a rule-making advisory committee meeting to discuss regulations relating to the calculation of temporary disability benefits. Effective Oct. 1, the division adopted a temporary rule to restore a provision affecting TD calculati...Read More

Worker Wasn't Prejudiced by Employer's Change in Vocational Experts 12/04/2017
Source: WorkCompCEntral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not prejudiced by his employer’s change in vocational experts shortly before the hearing on his case, and that the worker had failed to prove a compensable mental injury resulting from an injury to his shoulder. ...Read More

WCAB Had Exclusive Jurisdiction Over Worker's Claims of Misconduct 12/01/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 821 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not proceed with his civil action against his employer and its insurance carrier for alleged misconduct during the negotiations to settle his comp claim because the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board had exclusive jurisdiction o...Read More

Work Comp Payers Could Have Case Against Opioid Marketers, Consultant Says 11/30/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 627 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As states, cities and even a major health insurer add their names to the list of plaintiffs suing pharmaceutical companies over their role in the opioid crisis, workers’ compensation payers could be next, managed care consultant Joe Paduda says. ...Read More

WCA Updates Claims Resolution Rules 11/30/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration updated claims resolution rules to tweak regulations relating to consolidated cases, admissible evidence and attorney fees. ...Read More

Widow Can't Pursue Claim Against Late Husband's Coworker 11/30/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that exclusive remedy bars a widow from proceeding with a tort claim against her late husband’s colleague for allegedly causing a fatal car accident. ...Read More

W.R. Berkley Announces Appointments at CWG, Berkley FinSecure 11/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal
W.R. Berkley Corp. has named Michael Lex president of Continental Western Group, a Midwest regional property and casualty insurance operation. ...Read More

Woman Sentenced for Collecting Welfare and Comp Benefits 11/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ossian woman has been sentenced to three years of probation for collecting welfare benefits while simultaneously collecting workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More
Williams Mullen Adds Aaron Siegrist to Labor and Employment Practice 11/29/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Aaron Siegrist has joined law firm Williams Mullen as a labor and employment associate in the Richmond, Virginia, office. Siegrist will help clients with all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation matters. He represents clients in cases involving discriminati...Read More

Workers' Comp Court Proposes Changes to Procedures 11/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s Workers’ Compensation Court will hold a public hearing in January about changes to litigation rules. After conducting its annua...Read More
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