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Encompass Hires Ramon Terrazas as Medical Director 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Encompass Health Solutions, a provider of workers’ compensation services including nurse triage, has appointed Dr. Ramon Terrazas as medical director. ...Read More

DWC Corrects Weekly Pharmaceutical Fee File 09/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation is recommending that anyone who used its pharmaceutical calculator on Sept. 5 or 6 to run calculations again using a corrected data file posted on Friday. ...Read More

Fugitive Lawyer in $550 Million Fraud Case Sentenced 09/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A lawyer who fled to Honduras after pleading guilty last year to participating in a $550 million Social Security fraud scheme was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for his escape and related crimes. ...Read More

Work Comp in 2030: Fewer Workers, Claims, Adjusters, but More Robots 09/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
AUSTIN, Texas — Workers’ compensation in 2030 will be vastly different than it is now, with fewer employees, more independent contractors, fewer claims and fewer claims adjusters. ...Read More

BWC Launching $5M Grant Program to Encourage Addiction Recovery 09/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday that it will launch a pilot program in October that will spend $5 million over two years to help employers hire workers who are recovering from addiction to opioids and other drugs. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies PTD Benefits to Worker With Lou Gehrig's Disease 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court last week ruled that a worker with an incurable neurodegenerative disease was not entitled to permanent total disability benefits because he failed to prove his inability to work was linked to a prior back injury as opposed to the progression of his illness.   ...Read More

Texas Mutual Surplus Grows, to $3.5B, in 2017 09/11/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has reported a net income of $232 million for 2017, compared to net income of $319 million the previous year. Gross pr...Read More

Court Finds Employer Classified Workers as Employees of Another Company 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals upheld a determination that an employer failed to make the required unemployment insurance contributions for all of its staff, since it had been passing off workers as the employees of another company. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Opens Registration for Annual Seminar 09/11/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission opened registration for its annual workers’ compensation seminar being held in October. ...Read More

Court Upholds PPD Award for Septuagenarian Worker's Bulldozer Accident 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a septuagenarian worker was entitled to 425 weeks of benefits for his permanent partial disability from a bulldozer accident. ...Read More
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