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Commission Ends Year Under Budget, Short on Staff 10/15/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission operated with only 54 of 63 authorized positions and spent only 82% of the money that was budgeted for it in fiscal year 2017-18, according to ...Read More

Husband-Wife Team Convicted in Pill Mill Scheme 10/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A 64-year-old former physician and 60-year-old registered nurse have been convicted of drug trafficking charges in a pill mill scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s office ...Read More

Worker Rebutted Presumption of Intoxication From Refusal to Take Drug Test 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals overturned the denial of a worker’s claim for benefits, finding that he had successfully rebutted the presumption that his injuries were caused by intoxication. ...Read More

Electrocution Leads to Proposed $331K Fine 10/15/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Pennsylvania contractor is facing proposed federal penalties of $331,101 after a worker was electrocuted at a Johnstown job site. Insight ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Police Officer's Challenge to Termination After 2-Year Leave 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of an injured police officer’s challenge to her employer’s decision to fire her after waiting two years for her to return to duty. ...Read More

Drop the Chatter When Correcting Filing Errors, Department Says 10/15/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 91 min read
In keeping with Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2016 "Cutting the Red Tape" initiative, the Illinois Department of Insurance has proposed a rule change that would let businesses drop the narrative when correcting filing errors. ...Read More

Judge Shouldn't Have Excused Worker's Delay in Filing Claim 10/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A New York appellate court overturned a judge’s finding that a worker’s delay in filing a claim for alleged injuries was excusable. ...Read More

Brannan Now a Consultant for Opt-Out Group 10/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Former Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has been hired as a consultant to the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers' Compensation, a national group that advocates for opt-out programs. ...Read More
Average Weekly Wage and Max Benefit Raised by $45 10/15/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The average weekly wage in Massachusetts is now $1,383, up $45 from the fiscal 2018 level, state officials announced this week. That affects the weekly compensation rate for temporary total disability benefits, set at 60% of the worker's average weekly wage, up to a maximum of 100% of...Read More

AG Candidates Received Largest Chunk of Solakyan Campaign Contributions 10/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1556 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The Los Angeles businessman accused of scamming insurers out of $284 million has given generously to California politicos and has been especially fond of candidates running for law enforcement positions. ...Read More
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