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WCIRB Committees Meeting Sept. 2 and 3 08/31/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 767 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two committees of California's Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau are meeting Sept. 2 and Sept. 3 to review second-quarter data and decide whether there is a need to amend the Jan. 1, 2016, pure premium rate filing. The WCIRB's Governing Committee on Aug. 12 approve...Read More
WCAB Issues Notice of Intent to Suspend Lien Claimant 08/28/2015
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 8771 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, sitting en banc, on Thursday issued notice that it intends to suspend the privilege of a lien claimant and its hearing representative from appearing before any administrative law judge for 90 days. Professional Lien Services and its ...Read More

Worker's Injuries from Stopping Robbery Were Compensable 08/26/2015
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 809 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Monday upheld an award of benefits to a retail store manager for her injuries from being dragged by a car as she thwarted the escape of two robbers. ...Read More
WCD Maintains $1,900 Cap on Employer-Paid Medical Reimbursement 08/26/2015
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Oregon's Workers' Compensation Division on Tuesday announced that the maximum amount an employer can reimburse an insurance carrier to keep medical costs from being included in its experience rating in 2016 will be $1,900, the same as it was for 2015. Employers can reimburse carri...Read More
WC Section Hosting Training on 2015 Legislation 08/26/2015
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nevada Workers' Compensation Section is offering a one-hour training session on changes made during this year's legislative session in Henderson on Sept. 11. Limited teleconference seating is also available in Carson City, according to a notice emailed on Tuesday. Gov....Read More
Widow Awarded Benefits for Husband's Fatal Heart Attack 08/26/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 511 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court overturned a decision by the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board denying benefits to a widow who claimed her husband was literally worked to death. Case: Dietz v. WCAB (Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority), No. 2051 C.D. 2014, 08/14/2015, unpublished....Read More

Worker's AWW Can't Include Wages from 2nd Job 08/26/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 522 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an injured paramedic was not entitled to have her benefits calculated using her combined income from the ...Read More
WCA Moving to New HQ in Okemos 08/26/2015
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency and its Dimondale hearing site are both moving to a new building in an industrial park off Interstate 96 in the Lansing suburb of Okemos on Sept. 21. The new WCA headquarters will be at 2501 Woodlake Circle in Okemos. The office building alrea...Read More
WCA Officials to Discuss Ag Employee Coverage 08/25/2015
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Officials from New Mexico's Workers' Compensation Administration will discuss the implications of a state appellate court ruling striking down as unconstitutional a 78-year-old law exempting farm and ranch workers from coverage during a Sept. 2 forum at the Luna County Courthouse, accordi...Read More
Widow Gets New Trial on Damages Owed by GC for Worker's Fatal Fall 08/25/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that the widow of an ironworker who fell to his death is entitled to a new trial on the issue of damages, but that she cannot hold the general contractor on the project jointly and severally liable for the full amount of damages awarded by the jury. C...Read More
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