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WCA Releases Draft of 2019 Fee Schedule 10/17/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration has released a draft of its 2019 medical fee schedule and billing rules, and is accepting comments on proposed changes until Nov. 16. While the WCA posted a copy of the proposed fee schedule revisions to its website, the document i...Read More

Carrier's 5-Month Delay in Paying Award Didn't Amount to Unfair Claims Handling 10/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that an insurance carrier’s five-month delay in paying a lump-sum award to an injured worker did not amount to an unfair processing of the claim. ...Read More

Terms of Pretrial Stipulation Allowed Worker to Make Amendment Before Final Hearing 10/17/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to amend the pretrial stipulation related to his claim for additional medical treatment, since it was more than 30 days before the final hearing. ...Read More

NCCI Actuary Explains the Many Flavors of Frequency 10/17/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Claim frequency is a closely watched statistic in workers’ comp, and a new article from the National Council on Compensation Insurance explains the different ways that the figure is calculated...Read More
WCS Updates Claim Forms 10/17/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 4 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section promulgated revised claim notification forms for use on or after Oct. 16. The WCS distributed an updated D-12(a) form for injured workers or employers to request a hearing on a contested claim. The DWC also released an amended form D-30&...Read More

SAIF Kicks Off Agricultural Safety Training 10/17/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 94 | 0 | Popular with Array | 2 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is launching its annual agricultural safety training program at the end of October with the first of 28 seminars that will run through March. ...Read More

Nominating Committee Meets Tuesday to Select Board Candidates 10/17/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Nominating Committee will meet Tuesday to decide on candidates to fill a position on the compensation board, which acts as an appeals court in claims disputes. ...Read More

Court Chides Worker's Appellate Attorney, Upholds Grant of Summary Judgment 10/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals sternly rebuked a worker’s appellate attorney for failing to comply with the procedural rules in challenging an adverse grant of summary judgment, and it upheld the dismissal of the claim as a matter of law. ...Read More

City Self-Insurance Pools Join Opioid Litigation 10/17/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Two self-insurance pools that provide workers' compensation coverage for more than 200 Illinois municipalities have jumped into the litigation against opioid drug manufacturers and distributors. ...Read More

Court Rejects Nurse's Claim of Psyche Injury From Workplace Bullying 10/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a health care worker for her alleged mental injuries from work-related stress. ...Read More
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