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WCD to Try Public Shaming to Coerce Compliance With Reporting Rules 10/20/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation regulators in Oregon have had enough of carriers and self-insured employers blowing off their reporting responsibilities, and are going to start posting information about violations and civil penalties online. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets PTD Award for Combined Effects of Physical, Mental Injuries 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court upheld a worker's award of permanent total disability benefits because of the combined effects of his physical and psychological injuries from an accident seven years ago. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can't Bring Tort Claim for Injuries From Inmate Assault 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that a correctional center employee could not proceed with a tort claim against the state for damages after he was assaulted by inmates attempting an escape. ...Read More
 
 

Work Comp Agency Moves to Adopt E-Billing Rules 10/18/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Jersey’s workers’ compensation agency is moving to adopt rules to implement last year’s electronic billing law. ...Read More
 
 
WCD Holding Educational Conference in November 10/17/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is holding its 15th annual education conference on Nov. 8 and 9 in Salem. The division said the conference is intended to increase understanding of the state’s work comp system but hast not published a schedule outlining specific ...Read More
 
 

Wholesale Broker AmWins Acquires Willis Programs 10/17/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AmWins Group Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services including workers’ compensation coverage, has reached an agreement to acquire 15 insurance programs from Willis Towers Watson. ...Read More
 
 
WCS Posts Revised Form to Request Rating Exam 10/16/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 262 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section posted to its website a revised form that insurance companies are required to use for requesting an evaluation to determine the extent of permanent impairment in an injured worker. Carriers are required to file a form D-35, Request for a...Read More
 
 

WCRI Webinar Focuses on Fee Schedule Designs 10/16/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Key decisions that states have to make when designing and updating medical fee schedules will be the topic of a webinar by the Workers Compensation Research Institute on Nov. 2. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Failed to Provide Timely Notice That Back Injury Was Work-Related 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a determination that a worker failed to provide timely notice of a work-related back injury to her employer even though she had presented a doctor’s note. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Had No New Injury, but Exacerbation of Prior Condition 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence supported the Workers’ Compensation Board’s determination that a worker had suffered an exacerbation of a prior knee injury, not a new injury. ...Read More
 
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