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TDI Extends Experience Modifiers for a Year 06/27/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has postponed the expiration date of negotiated experience modifiers for employers, from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019. The extension was included in an amendment to TDI’s Experience Rating Plan Manual and Statistical Plan for Workers’ Compens...Read More
Rule-Making Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled 06/27/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division has scheduled a meeting of a rule-making advisory committee for Aug. 8 in Salem. The committee will review rules regarding workers’ comp coverage requireme...Read More

Split Court Reinstates Jury's $1.7 Million Award to Injured Offshore Worker 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A divided Texas appellate court on Tuesday reinstated a jury’s award of more $1.7 million in damages to an offshore oil platform worker for an arm injury. ...Read More

Alleged Fall Hazards Prompt $149K Fine for Roofing Company 06/27/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A roofing company based in Sarasota, Florida, is facing $149,662 in proposed fines for allegedly exposing employees to fall and other hazards. Cro...Read More

Panel Set to Approve New Hospital Inpatient Rates 06/27/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation's Three-Member Panel will meet July 6 to approve new maximum reimbursement allowances for inpatient hospital care. ...Read More

CCMSI Contract Under Scrutiny in Wake of Bribery Trial Revelations 06/27/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
After a trial this month that exposed the inner workings of a bribery scandal involving state contracts, Kentucky officials are raising concerns about a workers' compensation claims management firm. ...Read More

Widow Took Wrong Procedural Path to Challenge Denial of Demand for Interest 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a firefighter’s widow could not appeal a denial of a preliminary writ of mandate to compel her late husband’s employer to pay interest on the benefits it had wrongfully failed to provide. ...Read More

Governor Taps High School Classmate to Fill WCAB Vacancy 06/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2789 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown tapped a high school classmate to fill one of three vacancies on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and to get a hefty raise in the process. ...Read More

Rand Posts Return-to-Work Recommendations 06/26/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Rand Corp. posted to its website a report offering suggestions for increasing the number of injured workers receiving payments from the $120 million program California lawmakers created when passing Senate Bill 863 in 2012. ...Read More

Pricey Opioid Antidote Evzio Called Bad News for Settlements 06/26/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Naloxone, a life-saving drug that can reverse opioid overdoses, is a workers’ comp “settlement killer” if prescribed in a pricey auto-injector form called Evzio, some claims companies are warning. ...Read More
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