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WCB Holding Hearing on Proposed Rules 12/07/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Board is holding a hearing Jan. 10 on a package of proposed rules as part of its normally scheduled meeting. ...Read More

BWC Sends Six Rules to JCARR for Review 12/07/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday filed several rules with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The rul...Read More

Injured Worker Awarded $774K From Machine Manufacturer 12/07/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 254 min read
A jury in Conecuh County, Alabama, has awarded more than $774,000 to a factory worker whose arm was pulled into a machine and crushed, causing permanent damage and disfigurement. ...Read More

Dennis Duchene Named EVP for Managed Care at York 12/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
York has named Dennis Duchene as its executive vice president for managed care. ...Read More

Board Schedules Hearing on Document Translation Rules 12/07/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board scheduled a hearing for Feb. 1 on proposed rules for translating documents into English before they can be submitted as evidence. ...Read More

DWC Withdraws Last Year's Reimbursement Manual Proposal 12/07/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday formally withdrew its 2017 proposal to amend its reimbursement manuals for health care services, which were not ratified by the state Legislature. ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Down, Report Shows 12/07/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 190 min read
Medical costs per claim have dropped in Texas after several years of rising expenses, the Workers Compensation Research Institute noted in a new report. ...Read More

8th Circuit Says Injured Worker Failed to Assert Viable Disability Discrimination Claim 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not assert a viable disability discrimination claim against the employer that fired him from a position with physical demands that exceeded his permanent medical restrictions. ...Read More

Bill Would Create Presumption That Casino Workers' Disease is Compensable 12/07/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Employees in smoky casinos are gambling with their health and deserve automatic workers' compensation for respiratory disease, according to the author of a bill introduced in the Legislature this week. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment for Worker's Labor Law Claim Based on Fall From Fire Escape Ladder 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s Labor Law claim based on a fall from a fire escape could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...Read More
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