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FBI Did Not Fail to Offer Reasonable Accommodation to Worker 01/16/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a Federal Bureau of Investigation employee failed to prove she had been denied a reasonable accommodation for her disability from a work-related accident. ...Read More

Mayor Proposes Reforms to Chicago Comp Program, Outside Jobs by Aldermen 01/16/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been criticized for not taking a stronger stand on a trouble-plagued city workers' compensation program. But two weeks after the alderman who controlled the program was charged with attempted extortion and stepped down from the position, Emanuel has proposed a n...Read More

WC Attorney May Have Suffered Heart Problem While Flying Plane 01/16/2019
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Well-known Sioux Falls insurance defense attorney Comet Haraldson died Sunday after suffering a heart attack or other health problem while piloting a small plane. ...Read More

Comments on UR Rules Include Call for More Accreditation Options 01/15/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Rules proposed by the Division of Workers’ Compensation could force some utilization review firms that already received accreditation from URAC to go through the credentialing process again, an attorney in Southern California warned. ...Read More

Technology Drives Increased Costs for Prosthetic Limbs 01/15/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: IN | Segment: Top | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
Despite efforts to provide “Chevy” rather than “Cadillac” models of prosthetic limbs to injured workers, the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board saw the cost of prosthetics paid for through the Second Injury Fund jump up last year. ...Read More

Medical Costs Rose Until 2014, but Have Declined Since 01/15/2019
State: TX | Segment: Top | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Like a sick patient who developed complications, workers’ compensation medical costs in Texas increased sharply after 2000 and continue to rise in some categories. But thanks in part to fewer claims statewide, the patient has stabilized and total costs are now on the decline. ...Read More

Utilities Contractor Cited After Worker's Fatal Gas Exposure 01/15/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A utilities contractor is facing proposed federal fines of $422,006 following the death of a worker exposed to toxic gas while working in a trench at a Dallas job site. ...Read More

State Comp Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Employer of Injured Resident 01/15/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court last week ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Court lacked jurisdiction over a claim by a Nebraska resident who suffered injuries while working out of state for an out-of-state employer. ...Read More

Fair Health Chosen to Help With Fee-Schedule Update 01/15/2019
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The State of Mississippi has selected Fair Health to help update its 2019 workers' compensation fee schedule. Fair Health, a nonprofi...Read More

L&I Rules Require Certification, Specify Hours for Out-of-State Admins 01/15/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Claims administrators will have to operate under typical Washington business hours to continue administering workers’ compensation claims, starting in 2020. ...Read More
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