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Division Proposes to Take New Look at Access to Care 11/25/2014
State: TX | Segment: Top | 456 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Division Proposes Rules on Appeals Procedures 11/25/2014
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Division has proposed rules relating to appeals before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, including new protocols that will make each side's briefs the heart of most appeals. New Rule 0800-02-22-.03 stipulates some new protocol...Read More
DIFP Accepting Bids for Alternative Residual Market Plan 11/25/2014
Source: Missouri DIFP
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Missouri’s Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration is soliciting bids to administer and provide workers’ compensation insurance for the state’s Workers’ Compensation Alternative Residual Market Plan, the department announced in a relea...Read More
Double Dipper Ordered to Pay $6,136 in Restitution to BWC 11/24/2014
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio claimant must pay $6,136 in restitution after being convicted of one misdemeanor count of workers' compensation fraud, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Special Investigations Unit announced Friday. ...Read More
DWC Drafts Rules Change to Implement Stop-Work Order Penalty Changes 11/24/2014
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation gave notice Friday that it has drafted rules to implement legislation passed earlier this year that increases the penalty for employers that fail to provide workers' compensation coverage, but also makes it easier for violators to come into co...Read More

DOL Adds La Jolla Workers to Exposure Cohort 11/21/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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Death of 2 Workers Brings $106,110 in Penalties against Bridge Contractor 11/21/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 628 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is proposing $106,110 in fines against a San Francisco Bay Area construction company following the death of two workers who fell 80 feet from a crane-hoisted platform at a bridge construction site in Winters. ...Read More
DCBS Proposes Rule Changes to Address Schleiss and Brown Decisions 11/20/2014
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services is proposing rule changes that would limit apportionment to recognized preexisting conditions and clarify the definitions of compensable injuries and accepted conditions so the rules conform to a pair of recent court decisions. In th...Read More
Dollar General Store Cited for Repeat of 2010 Violations 11/20/2014
Source: OSHA
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Dollar General Corp. for four repeat safety violations at a retail store in Brooklyn, Mississippi, OSHA announced in a release. OSHA issued the citations following an August inspection at the store. Dollar General was cit...Read More
Doctors Opinions Support Award of Death Benefits 11/18/2014
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two doctors testifying that a man likely contracted a fatal bacterium while in Brazil makes it reasonable for the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission to award death benefits based on the theory that a worker died from a bacterium contracted while traveling to Brazil for work, an appella...Read More
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