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Court Rejects Clerical Worker's Claim of Industrial Cause for De Quervain's Tenosynovitis 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a clerical worker failed to prove that her de Quervain's tenosynovitis was an occupational disease caused by years of computer work. ...Read More

Networks Now Treating 50% of New Claims as Costs Fall 10/02/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The percentage of new claims filed within Texas medical networks ticked up since last year and now represent exactly 50%. The cost o...Read More

Multiplier Applies to PPD Award for Worker Who Voluntarily Retired 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
A divided Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a worker who retires for reasons not solely related to a prior compensable injury is entitled to application of a two-multiplier to an award of permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Prior Ruling Didn't Bar Exclusive Remedy Defense Against Injured Worker 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A divided Illinois Appellate Court panel on Friday ruled that worker’s tort claim against his employer’s alleged joint venturer was barred by the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

BusinessFirst Expands Work Comp Coverage to State 10/02/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Array | 413 min read
BusinessFirst Insurance Co. has received regulatory approval from the Indiana Department of Insurance to begin offering workers' compensation insurance coverage in the state. ...Read More

Comp Division Schedules Hearing on 2019 Surcharge 10/02/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 71 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a hearing in November to discuss proposed rules that would increase premium assessments. ...Read More

Genex Services to Acquire Priority Care Solutions 10/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 461 min read
Genex Services, a provider of medical cost containment services, is acquiring Priority Care Solutions, a specialty managed care and network provider for the workers’ compensation industry. ...Read More

WCD Cuts Worker Benefit Fund Assessment Rate 10/02/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has reduced the 2019 Workers’ Benefit Fund assessment rate by more than 14%. The divisi...Read More

Survey: Most Carriers Conducting Safety Audits, Offer Dedicated Safety Unit 10/02/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
According to a survey by the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner, 80% of insurers conduct safety audits of employers, and 60% have a dedicated safety unit for policyholders in the state. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Negligence Verdict for Independent Contractor's Fall From Roof 10/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 60 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 134 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court overturned an award of damages to an independent contractor who suffered injuries while performing tree-trimming work for a property rental company. ...Read More
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