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State Gets $2.5 Million for Return-to-Work Program 10/10/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 51 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Kentucky is the latest state to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, part of a new focus on returning injured workers to the job quickly, when opportunity for improvement is the greatest. ...Read More
Alera Group Acquires Two Las Vegas Firms 10/10/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, and risk management firm, has acquired two Las Vegas-based businesses: Distinctive Insurance and GLB Insurance Group of Nevada. Distinctive Insurance provides employee benefits consulting as well as personal and commercial ...Read More

Court Revives Suit for Worker Who Fell on Plastic Sheeting at Construction Site 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court revived a construction worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims for injuries from a slip-and-fall on plastic sheeting covering the floor of his work area. ...Read More

City Has Immunity From Civil Liability for Secretary's Workplace Fall 10/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A state appellate court ruled that the City of New York was immune from civil liability to an employee of the New York County District Attorney’s Office for her injuries from a workplace fall. ...Read More

Advisory Council to Vote on 19% Rate Reduction Thursday 10/10/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 976 min read
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Thursday to vote on one of the largest proposed rate reductions in years. Th...Read More

Jury Convicts Doctor of Fraud, Lying to Medical Board 10/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1918 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A Riverside County jury convicted a doctor on seven counts of fraud relating to workers’ compensation medical-legal reports, and seven counts of perjury for lying to the Medical Board of California during a disciplinary proceeding. ...Read More

Frequency Increases for Private Self-Insureds 10/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute reports that frequency for private self-insured employers per 100 employees increased last year for the first time in a decade. ...Read More

Private-Label Drugs Drive Concern About Topical Medications 10/09/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 596 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
As the workers’ comp industry has reined in spending on custom-made compounded pain creams, other types of topical medications are now drawing scrutiny. ...Read More

Study Shows Chiros Focusing on 'Easy' Lower-Back Exams 10/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A study by the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation draws a bold line under a concern that physicians have had for years: The designated doctor program has tilted heavily toward chiropractors and away from medical doctors. ...Read More

Worker Who Fought for Benefits Can't Reduce Repayment Obligations 10/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A narrowly divided Washington Supreme Court last week ruled that the state Employment Security Department can reap the benefits of an injured worker’s efforts to secure additional comp benefits without having to share in the cost of his legal fees. ...Read More
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