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Workplace Injuries Cost U.S. Companies More Than $1 Billion Per Week 05/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
U.S. workplaces are getting safer, but the cost of the most serious workplace injuries is rising, according to the most recent Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. ...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment for Injuries From Falling Tire Rim 05/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim against a roofing subcontractor for a head injury caused by a falling tire rim. ...Read More

Worker Proved Entitlement to Benefits for Vision Loss 05/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker carried his burden of proving that his long-term use of steroid medications to treat pneumoconiosis resulted in a 35% loss of vision in his eye. ...Read More

WCAC Will Review DIA 'Vital Statistics' During Meeting 05/08/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
The Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council is scheduled to meet in Boston at 9 a.m. Wednesday to hear a variety of updates. Depart...Read More

Work Comp Pros to Testify to Congressional Committee on Opioids 05/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Two well-known medication experts will testify before Congress today on the opioid crisis and how the federal workers' compensation system is lagging behind several states' efforts.  ...Read More

WCIRB Finds Statistical Link Between Affordable Care Act, Soft-Tissue Claims 05/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1016 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A decrease in workers’ comp claims for soft-tissue injuries in certain industries and types of businesses may be the result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study from the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

WCIRB Committee Reviewing Possible Change to Audit Thresholds 05/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Classification and Rating Committee will discuss during a meeting on Tuesday a possible change to the premium threshold amount that triggers physical audits. ...Read More

Workers' Comp Bills Sinking Into the Bayou 05/07/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
With Louisiana lawmakers hoping to close out the legislative session early, several closely watched bills affecting workers' compensation benefits appear to be dying quiet deaths in both chambers.  ...Read More

Worker Wasn't Entitled to Reopening of Denied Claim Based on 'Road Rage' Incident 05/07/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to a reopening of his comp claim to introduce evidence that allegedly undermined a prior administrative determination that his injuries from a “road rage” incident were not compensable. ...Read More

WCRI: Costs Stable Following SB 863 05/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Average workers’ compensation claim costs in the Golden State remained stable since the enactment of Senate Bill 863, the Workers Compensation Research Institute said in a statement announcing the publication of the 18th edition of its CompScope Benchmarks for California. ...Read More
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