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State Touts Achievements of SB 863, Highlights Further Efforts 07/18/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1011 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A report released by the California Department of Industrial Relations on Friday highlights savings for employers and increased benefits for employers flowing from reforms in Senate Bill 863, and also explores ways in which the administration is working to further reduce costs in the system. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review of Constitutional Challenge to Lien Fees 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The California Supreme Court last week denied review of another constitutional challenge to the lien provisions of Senate Bill 863. Dr. Robin Chorn, ...Read More

Supremes: GM May Reduce Retiree's Comp Benefits Because of SSDI 07/18/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 1742 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
General Motors is entitled to offset its obligation to pay permanent disability benefits by the amount that the worker received in Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, even though the collective bargaining agreement that allowed the offset was adopted after he had retired, the Michigan ...Read More

Split Court Overturns Denial of Accidental Disability Benefits to Firefighter 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 324 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a firefighter should not have been denied accidental disability benefits for his inhalation injuries while responding to a medical emergency at a grocery store. ...Read More

State Proposes Rules to Improve Refinery Safety 07/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 766 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 268 min read
The Department of Industrial Relations, governor’s Office of Emergency Services and California Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules intended to improve workplace and environmental safety at refineries throughout the state. ...Read More

Supremes: Settlement Barred New Claim for Depression Caused by Injury 07/15/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
A claimant who settled her claim for a back injury cannot pursue a new claim for depression and anxiety after her injury grew worse and required additional surgery, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Start Date for Statute of Limitations for Comp Claims 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 565 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the one-year statute of limitations for a worker to file a comp claim begins the day after his injury. ...Read More

Santa Barbara Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Comp Fraud 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Santa Barbara police officer pleaded not guilty to charges that he filed false workers' compensation claims against the Police Department, the Noozhawk website re...Read More

Study: Fewer Painkillers Prescribed When Medical Marijuana is Legal 07/14/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Legalizing marijuana for medical use may lead to a reduction in the number of prescriptions written for other medications, including painkillers, according to a study released this month that looks at prescribing patterns for Medicare patients. ...Read More

Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credits to Attorneys, Case Managers and Nurses 07/14/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 411 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Kansas Department of Labor’s 42nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar will provide continuing education credits to Kansas and Missouri attorneys, certified case managers and nurses on Sept. 27 and 28. ...Read More
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