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Working Group Finalizes Recommendations for Legislature 01/13/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 1000 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A working group convened to identify ways to improve Hawaii’s workers’ compensation system will recommend lawmakers take steps to control prices for compound drugs and increase injured workers’ access to medical care, in a final report to be delivered to the state Legislature ne...Read More

ODG Publisher WLDI Acquired by Hearst 01/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 130 min read
Work Loss Data Institute, whose Official Disability Guidelines are the basis of workers’ comp treatment guidelines in states including Ohio and Texas, has been purchased by Hearst, the companies ...Read More

Court Says Worker's West Nile Virus Infection Was Compensable 01/13/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 1116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A Louisiana appellate court on Wednesday upheld a finding that a factory worker was entitled to benefits for an on-the-job mosquito bite that infected him with the West Nile virus. ...Read More

Senator Seeking Do-Over on Comp Bills After Election of Republican Gov. 01/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 898 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Missouri Senate committee on Tuesday will hear two workers’ compensation reform bills whose author thinks have a better chance of passage than in the past because of the election of a Republican governor. ...Read More

Widow Wasn't Entitled to Commutation of Benefits to Lump Sum 01/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1315 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a worker's widow was not entitled to commute her entitlement to benefits in the absence of evidence that it would be in the best interests of both her, and her late-husband's employer, for her to receive her benefits in a lump sum. ...Read More

Republican Delegate Proposes Auditing Workers' Comp System 01/13/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 786 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 227 min read
Virginia lawmakers will consider authorizing an audit of the workers' compensation system during the spring legislative session, which began Wednesday. ...Read More

Bills Would Allow Insurers to Deny Attorneys' Fees, Prison Guards to File Mental Health Claims 01/13/2017
Source: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 897 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Nebraska Legislature has two workers' compensation bills on its agenda this session that would limit the circumstances under which workers could receive extra compensation and would make certain mental health ailments compensable for state employees. ...Read More

General Assembly to Mull Firefighter Presumption, Worker-Chosen Comp Doctors 01/13/2017
Source: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 857 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The Montana General Assembly will once again consider whether the state should streamline access to workers' compensation benefits for firefighters by creating a rebuttable presumption that certain ailments are work-related. ...Read More

Trial Court Improperly Allowed Reargument of Exclusive Remedy Defense 01/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 820 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A New York trial court improperly granted an employer leave to reargue its position that a truck driver's claim against it was barred by exclusive remedy because the employer failed to show that the court had overlooked, or misapprehended, any matter of fact or law, the Appellate Division of ...Read More

National Rx Drug Abuse Summit Takes Place in April in Atlanta 01/13/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 935 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit has been scheduled for April 18-19 in Atlanta. Topics to be addressed include innovative state appro...Read More
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