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Workers' Compensation News


Logging Company Owner Sentenced for Comp Fraud 11/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1075 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Auburn, New York logging company owner has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for illegally accepting $83,478 in workers’ compensation benefits and for not covering his own employees. ...Read More

Attorney Convicted of Paying for Referrals Sentenced to House Arrest 11/29/2017
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4593 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Northern California applicants’ attorney facing up to two years in federal prison for crimes that included paying $400,000 in client referral fees to a union boss will be confined to his home for the next three months. ...Read More

Additional Conference Called to Discuss Lien Stay Injunction 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2654 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu scheduled another conference to discuss language for the preliminary injunction that he said in October he would issue to prohibit the Division of Workers’ Compensation from staying liens before notifying claimants of the freeze through its website....Read More

Division Extends SROI Amnesty Program Through March 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation extended through the end of March an amnesty program intended to allow claims administrators to come into compliance with requirements for reporting Subsequent Reports of Injury data. ...Read More

Construction Boom Expected to Give Comp a Big Boost 11/29/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. hit a 10-year high in October, the latest sign of a rebound in the construction industry — a trend that is mainly good news for workers’ comp insurers. ...Read More

Medical Fee Schedules Nearing Implementation 11/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 1970 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission today will formally approve draft regulations that will implement new medical fee schedules for use starting Jan. 1. ...Read More

Self-Insurers Mulling Separate Discount Rate for Pension Liabilities 11/29/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 942 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 395 min read
Washington self-insurers may ask state lawmakers to change the way the Department of Labor & Industries calculates future liabilities for the Second Injury Fund and cash-funded pensions to avoid a sudden increase in assessments.  ...Read More

High Court Provides Analytical Guidance for Constitutionality of Claims-Revival Statute 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1070 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s highest court has provided guidance to a federal appellate court that is deciding the constitutionality of a claims-revival statute for workers who participated in the cleanup of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but it declined the invitation to suggest a proper disposition...Read More

Court Tosses Widow's Suit Against BWC for Alleged Negligence 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 890 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Ohio Court of Claims ruled that a worker’s widow failed to state a viable claim against the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for negligence in providing safety advice to her late husband's employer. ...Read More
Maximum Weekly Benefit Rate Set at $917 for 2018 11/29/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 2911 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maximum workers’ compensation benefits for Florida claimants will increase 3.5% on Jan. 1, to $917 per week, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said Tuesday. Under Section 440.12(2), the maximum weekly compensation rate is set at 100% of the statewide average weekly wage, a...Read More
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