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Maximum Compensation Rate Released for Injuries After Oct. 1 10/04/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 401 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The Connecticut labor commissioner has set the maximum weekly compensation rate for total disability and decedents’ dependents at $1,292 for injuries occurring after this past Saturday. ...Read More

Courthouse Mold Remediation Project Spurs 45 Claims 10/04/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Forty-five courthouse workers in South Carolina have filed workers’ compensation claims since mid-July, when a $300,000 mold remediation project began. ...Read More

PTSD Compensability Bill Remains Stuck in Committee 10/04/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
An Ohio bill that would make post-traumatic stress disorder compensable for first responders in some circumstances, without accompanying physical injuries remains, mired in the state Senate Finance Committee. ...Read More

Governor Signs Fraud, UR Bills 10/03/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3095 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
It went down to the wire, but California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law bills to prevent doctors convicted of fraud from participating in the state’s work comp system, impose new lien filing requirements and prohibit utilization review for some treatments provided within the fir...Read More

Proposed Rules Take Aim at Opioids, Compounded Drugs 10/03/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 942 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing rules aimed at curbing spending on naloxone and compound drugs. The BWC would no l...Read More

Court Says Worker Killed While Working for Father Wasn't Business Partner 10/03/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A Louisiana appellate court last week revived a family's claim for benefits for a worker's fatal accident while working for his father's construction company. ...Read More
DORA Proposing Tighter Audit Standards for Large Carriers 10/03/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 593 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 34 min read
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies is proposing new rules that would tighten audit standards for large insurers and insurer groups. DORA proposes to add a new Section 16 to Regulation 3-1-4, relating to audit committee and internal control department requirements. The proposed...Read More

2nd Circuit Tosses Appeals in Brain Injury Suit Against WWE 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A federal appellate court dismissed appeals by two former professional wrestlers challenging the dismissal of their claims against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for allegedly concealing the risks of traumatic brain injuries. ...Read More
WCA Posts Proposed Fee Schedule and Billing Instructions 10/03/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 694 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration posted to its website proposed changes to its fee schedule and billing instructions that will be the subject of an Oct. 19 ...Read More

Supreme Court Revives Worker's Bad Faith Suit Against Carrier 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 560 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The South Dakota Supreme Court revived a worker's bad faith suit against his employer's insurance carrier, finding he had asserted enough facts that, if taken as true, would support his claim. ...Read More
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