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WCIRB Recommending 4.5% Rate Decrease 08/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau said Wednesday that it will file for a 4.5% decrease in the advisory pure premium to take effect on Jan. 1. ...Read More

Worker's Most Recent Employer Had Liability for Occupational Disease Claim 08/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 114 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the SAIF Corp. was liable for a worker’s occupational disease claim as the insurance provider for the worker’s most recent employer. ...Read More

Worker Can't Assert Claim for 'Recurrence' of Non-Compensable Condition 08/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker could not assert a claim for a recurrence of an injury based on the aggravation of a condition that the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board found to be non-compensable. ...Read More
WC Court Redesigns Website With Google Forms, News 08/09/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 8 min read
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court has redesigned its website, offering the Google platform for forms and distribution of court news, the court announced this week. Previously bookmarked links to the court'...Read More

Worker Failed to Show Good Cause for Failure to Timely Provide Notice of Claim 08/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker did not establish good cause to excuse his failure to timely provide notice of a claim against a public agency. ...Read More

Watchdog Group Wants Chicago WC Program Out of City Council Control 08/06/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 293 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
A government corruption watchdog group has voiced its support for efforts to move Chicago's workers' compensation program out from under the control of a powerful city alderman. ...Read More

Weekly Maximum Rates to Increase Again for 2019 08/06/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Jon Gelman The maximum weekly rate for 2019...Read More

With Old Fund Done, AG Closes WC Defense Division; 10 Staffers to Lose Jobs 08/06/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
For decades, the West Virginia Attorney General's office acted as insurance defense counsel in workers' compensation claims. That was before the Legislature privatized the state's comp system in 2005. ...Read More

WCIRB Updates Regulatory Filing 08/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau updated its proposed 2019 regulatory filing to revise wording for certain job classifications. ...Read More

Worker's Alleged Illness From Mold Exposure Didn't Constitute Occupational Disease 08/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a clerical worker was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for an illness allegedly related to her on-the-job mold exposure, since her condition did not constitute an occupational disease within the meaning of the Louisiana Workers’ Com...Read More
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