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Commission Revises Action Request Form 02/12/2007
State: MD | Segment: Regulatory | 219 | 0
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission revised form H25R (Request for Action on Filed Issues) to include a certification of service that must be completed. The commission reported that failure to notify opposing counsel prior to the hearing "may result in a penalty or fine to be asse...Read More
Concentra Selling Managed Care Units to Coventry 02/09/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 560 | 0
Concentra Operating Corp. announced Thursday it has signed an agreement to sell its workers' compensation managed care services business units to Coventry Health Care for $387.5 million, to be paid in cash at closing. The sale will make Coventry an even bigger player in California and Te...Read More
CORRECTION 02/09/2007
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 25 | 0
Regulations proposed by the California Division of Workers' Compensation would impose a $5,000 penalty for refusing treatment solely because a condition is not addressed by American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) guidelines. WorkCompCentral reported an incorrect amount in...Read More
Couple's Son Outgrows Legal Definition of 'Child' 02/09/2007
State: OR | Segment: Courts | 112 | 0
The Oregon Court of Appeal this week stuck with a two-decades-old interpretation that a child as defined by the workers' compensation survivor death-benefits law is someone under 18. The ruling grew out of a live-in wife's claim for death benefits and not her son's. She was the boy's fathe...Read More
Claimant's Depression Risk Raised, Not Resolved 02/09/2007
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 251 | 0
A North Carolina Court of Appeals remanded a case because of conflicting testimony about whether a claimant's occupation put him at a greater risk of contracting depression than the general public. American National Can Co. appealed from the opinion and award of the North Carolina Industri...Read More
Consultation Program Exceeds OSHA Requirements 02/09/2007
State: KS | Segment: Safety | 108 | 0
The Kansas Department of Labor reported its safety and health consultation program ranked first in Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region 7 for work site safety consultations and health monitoring in 2006, exceeding requirements set by OSHA. Region 7 consists of Missouri, Io...Read More
Court Finds Volunteer Firefighter Entitled to Benefits 02/09/2007
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A volunteer firefighter injured in the course of his duties is entitled to an award of benefits for a loss of earning capacity, the New York 3rd Appellate Division held in Weinstein v. Somers Fire District, Workers' Compensation Board, 500629, 02/08/2007. Robert Weinstein, a self-e...Read More
Conference Call on Legislation Set for Today 02/09/2007
State: MT | Segment: Regulatory | 56 | 0
The Montana Labor-Management Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation has set a conference call for 1:30 to 2:55 p.m. today to consider the status of pending workers' compensation legislation and other matters. The agenda includes reviewing the status of Department of Labor and Industry ...Read More
Court Issues Electronic Data Interchange Advisory 02/09/2007
State: NE | Segment: Regulatory | 94 | 0
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court issued an electronic data interchange advisory dealing with editing requirements and changes in filings. The advisory noted that "whenever possible, advance notice of at least 90 days will be given for trading partners to implement EDI system/data ...Read More
CBI Services to Receive State 'Star' Honors 02/09/2007
State: MN | Segment: Safety | 222 | 0
Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will recognize CBI Services, a subsidiary of Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., for its achievement as the first MNSTAR (Minnesota Star) construction work site during a ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in Rosemount. The ceremony...Read More
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