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Workers' Compensation News


Worker's Inconsistencies in Reporting Alleged Injury Were Fatal to Claim 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the denial of workers’ compensation benefits to a worker who delayed reporting his alleged injury to his employer and provided inconsistent accounts of his symptoms to his treating doctors. ...Read More

WCD Proposes Rules to Implement 2017 Bills 09/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division opened two rule-making actions to implement changes made by four bills lawmakers passed in 2017 relating to claims administration and self-insurance regulations. ...Read More

Webinar Will Offer Tips for Closing Comp Claims 09/19/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two attorneys will present a webinar on Oct. 17 about issues to consider when trying to close a challenging workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Worker Advocates Say Draft Impairment Guidelines Would Lower SLU Awards 09/18/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Proposed impairment guidelines released by the state Workers’ Compensation Board last week could eliminate many schedule loss of use awards, based on a limited study by the Workers’ Compensation Alliance. ...Read More

Worker Gets Penalties for Employer's Refusal to Pay Benefits During Pendency of Appeal 09/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to penalties for his employer’s refusal to pay wage benefits during the pendency of an unsuccessful challenge to his entitlement. ...Read More

Worker Can't Subtract Attorney Fees From Reimbursement Obligation for Overpayment 09/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a worker who received retroactive benefits from the Department of Labor and Industries could not reduce his repayment obligations for unemployment benefits to account for legal expenses. ...Read More

Worker Entitled to More Benefits After Employer Refuses Her Return to Job 09/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to additional compensation benefits after her employer refused to return her to work at an available position that could accommodate her medical limitations. ...Read More

WCA Proposes 3.8% Fee Schedule Increase, Electronic Filing Rules 09/15/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is proposing to increase maximum allowable reimbursement for medical procedures by an average of 3.8% in 2018, a WorkCompCentral analysis of the agency’s proposed fee schedule found. ...Read More

Workers' Compensation Board Attorney Wins First Political Race 09/15/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An attorney for the State Workers’ Compensation Board has defeated the Democratic incumbent in the primary for the 38th District seat in the Albany County Legislature. ...Read More
WCD Updates Form, Bulletin Related to Retroactive Program 09/14/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has revised two documents related to its retroactive program, which increases benefits to present-day levels. The first is Bulletin No. 102, updated for the first time since 2006. The bulletin shows people how to fill out the form to request r...Read More
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