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Workers' Compensation News


Panel Says Judge Improperly Capped Worker's PPD Award 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a church employee’s permanent partial disability benefits were improperly capped, since the evidence did not support a finding that she had been fired for stealing. ...Read More

AmWins Promotes Kristin Downey to Chief Administrative Officer 09/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
AmWins Group Inc., a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, has named Kristin Downey as its chief administrative officer. ...Read More

Worker Gets Benefits for Consequential Injuries but No Penalties, Attorney Fees 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld portions a worker’s award for consequential injuries following an injury to his right knee but overturned the assessment of fees and penalties against the employer. ...Read More

Chamber Wants Special Session on Medical Marijuana Law 09/21/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 39 min read
The Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce is asking lawmakers to delay implementation of a medical marijuana law or at least clarify employers' rights in a special session of the Legislature. ...Read More

Corrections Officer Accused of Working as a Bouncer While on Benefits 09/21/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York corrections officer has been charged with grand larceny and insurance fraud after investigators discovered that he was working as a bouncer in an Albany-area bar while collecting workers’ compensation benefits, the New York Inspector General’s Office said. ...Read More

Former Reserve National President Named Chief Actuary for Insurance Department 09/21/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 7 min read
The Oklahoma Insurance Department has hired the former president of Reserve National Insurance Co. to be chief actuary for the department. Andrew S...Read More
DWC Posts Adjustments to Fee Schedule 09/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating into the Official Medical Fee Schedule changes that were made by Medicare. The order updating the Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Fee Schedule incorporates the following changes: C...Read More

DWC Schedules Public Hearing on Med-Legal Fee Schedule Changes 09/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation said it will hold a public hearing to discuss changes to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule after receiving an “overwhelming response” to rules that were proposed in May. ...Read More

NCCI: No Evidence That ACA Reduced Claims Filed on Mondays 09/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance said it found no evidence that the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of workers’ compensation claims filed on Mondays. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Raise Many Questions on What Makes for PTSD 09/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 123 min read
Six months after the Florida Legislature deemed post-traumatic stress disorder a workplace injury, and just days before the law takes effect, state regulators are still grappling with the essence of the issue: What horrible scenes qualify a first responder for compensation? ...Read More
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