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BWC Awards $695,000 for Workplace Safety Equipment 10/22/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 13 | 0
Thirty Ohio employers have received a total of $695,144 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to buy equipment designed to reduce or prevent workplace injuries. ...Read More

Christopher McKeon to Head Everest's Risk Management Unit 10/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 48 | 0
Everest Insurance has appointed Christopher McKeon, who is the company’s vice president and head of commercial casualty, to also lead its risk management unit. ...Read More

Premium Assessments to Increase in 2019 10/22/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 28 | 0
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced that employer assessments need to increase next year to cover its costs of administering the state’s workers’ compensation system and workplace safety laws. ...Read More

Receipt of Comp Didn't Establish Entitlement to Additional Benefits 10/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 31 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer’s establishing entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits does not automatically entitle her to benefits under the General Municipal Law. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Specifies Evidentiary Burdens in Firefighter Cancer Presumption Cases 10/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 26 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 2 min read
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week reduced the onerous burden of proof that the Commonwealth Court had placed on firefighters suffering from cancer who sought benefits for their illness. ...Read More

Invalidation of Statutory Benefit Cap for 'Primary' Mental Injuries Didn't Bar Cutoff 10/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 20 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that the prior invalidation of a 100-week cap on benefits for “primary” mental injuries did not prevent a worker from seeing his benefits for a secondary mental injury cut off at the 100-week mark. ...Read More

Mercaldo, Former Comp Commissioner, Dies at 98 10/22/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Clement Mercaldo, a Maryland workers' compensation commissioner throughout the 1970s and 1980s, died this week at his home in Towson. He was 98. ...Read More

Senate Committee Approves COLA for Public Safety Officers 10/22/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 36 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A bill that would provide cost-of-living adjustments for public safety workers' permanent disability and death claims has passed a second state Senate committee and is on its way to the floor. ...Read More

Hudgens Named IAIABC President 10/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 20 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Abbie Hudgens, administrator of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation, has been named president of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. ...Read More

Pleas for Adequate Compensation Dominate MLFS Hearing 10/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 783 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
OAKLAND, Calif. — The solution to concerns over abusive billing practices and low-quality medical-legal reports might just be more money. ...Read More
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