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Bill Requiring Notice of Premium Hikes Goes to Governor; Other WC Bills Have to Wait 07/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
Another year, another veto threat. Gov. B...Read More
 
 
L&I Announces 5% COLA Increase in Benefits 07/09/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Time-loss and pension benefits will increase by 5% for most workers who were injured before July 1, 2017, due to a change in the state’s average wage, the Department of Labor & Industries announced Friday. The cost-of-living adjustment increases the maximum monthly benefit, to $...Read More
 
 

Fire Chief Makes Pitch for PTSD Coverage 07/09/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 162 min read
In the wake of a mass stabbing that killed a 3-year-old and injured five other children in Idaho’s capital city, Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan says it’s time that the state’s workers’ compensation system covers first responders who claim to develop post-traumatic stress dis...Read More
 
 

Gov. Approves Extra Pay for Docs Treating Firefighter Cancer Claims 07/09/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill that could allow doctors to receive a bonus for treating firefighters with compensable cancer claims. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Compensability of Worker's Neck Injury but Remands for Additional Findings 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Other | 11 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker had established the compensability of a neck injury following a work accident. However, the court said the Industrial Commission needed to make additional findings about her wage-earning capacity and the effect of her employer’s f...Read More
 
 

Homeowners Had No Liability to Injured Independent Contractor 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court ruled the owners of a residential property were entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim for a fall from the roof of their home. ...Read More
 
 

Defendants Should Have Been Granted Dismissal of Labor Law Claim 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor and property owner were entitled to summary judgment on a worker’s Labor Law claim based on his fall from an improperly placed ladder. ...Read More
 
 

Man Charged in Massive Check-Cashing Fraud in Miami 07/09/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 760 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A man who was convicted of workers' compensation fraud in 2012 has now been charged in connection with a $500 million fraudulent check-cashing enterprise that helped contractors pay workers in cash and avoid compensation costs. ...Read More
 
 

Commissioner's Refusal to Hear Evidence of Vocational Disability Didn't Violate Due Process 07/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that a worker was not denied due process when a commissioner refused to hear her evidence in support of a vocational disability claim. ...Read More
 
 

More Plea Agreements on Horizon in Bill Mill Case 07/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A chiropractor accused of running capping and billing schemes at medical mills in Los Angeles and California’s Central Valley, and a psychologist indicted on charges of paying kickbacks for referrals, have apparently reached a deal with federal prosecutors. ...Read More
 
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