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Industrial Commission Outlines Best Practices for Full and Final Settlements 07/17/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 66 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona posted to its website a guide to best practices involving full and final settlements. State lawmakers last year passed a bill allowing injured workers to permanently settle their claims. Injured workers had been able to settle portions of their cl...Read More
 
 

ISEA Standard Addresses Prevention of Falling Objects 07/17/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 62 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The International Safety Equipment Association has developed a new national standard on how employers can prevent workers from being struck by falling objects. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Bill Expanding Role of Nurses, Loosening Appeal Rules 07/17/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill allowing some nurses to certify that a person suffers from an occupational disability, and allowing injured workers to appeal a benefit denial anywhere in the state. ...Read More
 
 
York Risk Services Acquires TPA Business From Key Risk 07/17/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
York Risk Services Group has acquired the third-party administration business of Key Risk Management Services, a member of the W.R. Berkley Corp. Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, Key Risk specializes in workers’ comp claims management and offers risk management services....Read More
 
 

Court Revives Injured Worker's Medical Malpractice Claim Against Surgeon 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division revived an injured worker’s malpractice claim against her treating doctor, finding that she had timely filed her suit within two years of learning of the existence of a possible claim. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Denies Unemployment Benefits to Worker Returning From TTD Status 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 58 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Vermont Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to unemployment benefits after his period of temporary total disability ended because he did not have sufficient earnings. ...Read More
 
 

Hand Amputation Brings $109K in Fines Against Manufacturer 07/17/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 31 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An industrial accident that cost a Georgia worker a portion of his hand will cost his employer $109,548 in penalties if sanctions proposed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration are upheld. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Adopts Rules for WC Exemptions 07/17/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission on Monday gave notice that it has adopted emergency rules that allow business owners to exempt themselves from workers' compensation coverage by filing an affidavit. ...Read More
 
 

Schroeder Named Court Administrator 07/17/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Longtime workers' compensation attorney Jill Gradwohl Schroeder has been named administrator for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court. ...Read More
 
 

Committee Ponders How to Notify Workers of Benefits' End, 15 Years Later 07/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 58 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
An advisory committee tasked with outlining the implementation of a major workers' compensation reform bill will meet again July 30, just three weeks after its last gathering. ...Read More
 
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