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Commission Erred in Ignoring Stipulated Amount of Worker's AWW 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Commission erred in disregarding the stipulated amount of a worker’s average weekly earnings in calculating the amount of his permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Split Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Fall 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim for a fall that occurred after he unhooked his safety lanyard while disassembling a scaffold. ...Read More

Rafael Gonzalez Back at Optum as President of Settlement Solutions 06/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Rafael Gonzalez has returned to Optum’s workers’ compensation division as president of settlement solutions. ...Read More
DWC proposes Updates to Treatment Guidelines, Fee Schedule Rules 06/29/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing updates to its medical fee schedule and medical utilization review treatment guidelines. The division said in a rule-making notice that the updates are part of an annual review process. The division is holding a hea...Read More
Assessment Rate Drops for Fourth Straight Year 06/29/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
Beginning Sunday, the assessment rate for employers in Massachusetts will drop for the fourth straight year, the state Department of Industrial Accidents ...Read More

Carriers, Patients Seek to Delay Pacific Hospital Restitution 06/28/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1060 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A group of patients who had surgeries performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, and a separate ...Read More

Combined Ratio Falls to 91% in Calendar Year 2017 06/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 147 min read
California carriers spent 91% of premiums earned in calendar year 2017 on losses and expenses, down from 94% in 2016, according to a year-end report on losses and experience published by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More
Max TD Benefit Increasing Nearly 3% in 2019 06/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The maximum temporary total disability benefit will increase nearly 3%, to $1,251.38 per week, from $1,215.27, effective Jan. 1, 2019, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced. The minimu...Read More

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Operating Without Insurance 06/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A California contractor pleaded guilty to charges that he failed to carry workers’ compensation coverage for his workers, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

Legislature Approves Higher Attorney Fees; Insurers Warn of Chilling Effect on Settlements 06/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the legislation four years ago. Now, claimants lawyers are hoping that Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy will sign a measure that would raise attorney fees and would fundamentally change the way insurance carriers make some settlement offers to injured worke...Read More
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