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Workers' Compensation News


AWCA Doesn't Govern Retaliation Claims for Workers Injured Before Act's Effective Date 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 720 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 7 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday maintained its position that the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act does not govern retaliatory discharge claims by workers who were fired after the act took effect but allege the firing was done in retaliation for the pursuit of comp benefits...Read More

State Becomes Latest to Adopt Presumption Clause for Firefighters 04/25/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 887 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 301 min read
West Virginia this week became the latest state to adopt a presumption clause for occupational diseases among firefighters.  Go...Read More

Stricken Firefighter's Message Underscores Call for Better Protection 04/25/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 957 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 255 min read
The push for presumption laws and better protection for firefighters in all 50 states may have gained a little more urgency this week with a voice from beyond the grave. ...Read More
WCAB Seeks Answers After DIR Attorney Allegedly Read Their Email 04/24/2018
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 8101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Six weeks before California Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker suddenly announced her retirement, four Workers' Compensation Appeals Board commissioners sent an angry letter to the agency's top lawyer asking why a staff attorney had been reading their emails....Read More
National Guideline Clearinghouse To Be Discontinued in July 04/24/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2347 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The National Guideline Clearinghouse, which for nearly two years has been at the center of a debate over evidence-based treatment guidelines in workers’ comp, will be discontinued in July, a federal agency announced Monday. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality within the U...Read More
Changes in Comp Law Allow for Potential Tort Liability for Fatal Heart Attack 04/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 778 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 145 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals last week revived a widow’s negligence suit against the company nurse for her late husband’s employer, finding the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act did not shield the nurse and the employer from liability. While the ...Read More
Court to Decide if Kentucky Can Hold a Georgia Hospital to its Fee Schedule 04/24/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 1957 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
After a federal judge ruled this month that a constitutional challenge to Kentucky’s workers’ compensation fee schedules by Georgia hospital could proceed, insurers and ratemakers worr...Read More
L&I Ceremony to Recognize People Killed at Work in 2017 04/24/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries will commemorate people who died at work last year during an April 26 ceremony in Tumwater. The department said it will recognize the 65 work-related deaths recorded in 2017 during its Worker Memorial Day ceremony. The names of each ...Read More
OWCP Rule Clarifies Min, Max Rates Under Longshore and Harbor Act 04/24/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 744 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 39 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs has adopted new regulations that clarify how maximum and minimum compensation rates apply to claims payable under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More
Medical Advisory Committee Cancels June Meeting 04/24/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 594 | 2 | Popular with Vendor | 15 min read
Oregon’s Medical Advisory Committee cancelled a meeting scheduled for June 15 and announced that its next meeting will be held Aug. 17. The committee was created in 1965 to advise the Workers’ Compensation Division on issues relating to medical care. Committee members this yea...Read More
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