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Workers' Compensation News


Former Assistant AG Named to Head Second-Injury, Self-Insurance Programs 06/25/2019
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 180 min read
Lansing attorney Emily McDonough has been named chief of the Funds Administration and Self-Insured Program at the Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency. ...Read More

Judge Orders Branstad Trial Moved 06/25/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The civil trial of a former Iowa governor accused of discriminating against the state's workers' compensation commissioner is set to resume today, after a week of dramatic testimony from both sides and a change in venue because the plaintiff's attorney fell ill. ...Read More

Contractor Must Pay Restitution for Lapsed Coverage 06/25/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Toledo-area building contractor must pay almost $57,000 in restitution to Ohio's state-monopoly workers' compensation program after he pleaded guilty to fraud charges, regulators announced. ...Read More

Attacks Against Health Care Workers Increase Urgency for Safety Measures 06/24/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Four attacks in less than 10 days on workers at an Iowa mental health facility have intensified calls for greater protections against violence for health care workers. ...Read More

Court Ruling, New Forms: LLC Members Now Covered Unless They Opt Out 06/24/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Form follows function, as the adage goes. Or, in this case, forms follow a state Supreme Court ruling. ...Read More

Worker Can't Sue Employer's Claims Administrator for Discrimination 06/24/2019
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an injured truck driver could not sue her former employer’s third-party claims administrator for workers’ compensation discrimination, and that her claim of fraud was time-barred. ...Read More

No Benefits for Firefighter Who Didn't File Claim After 1st Diagnosis of Heart Disease 06/24/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that a firefighter was not entitled to benefits for heart disease because he failed to file a claim within one year of his first diagnosis. ...Read More

Drug Costs, Utilization Per Claim Down in 2018 06/24/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 189 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
Drug costs per claim fell 9.3% last year, according to a new drug trends analysis from Coventry, which found that drug utilization per claim was down 8.8%. ...Read More

Comparative Fault Determination Allowed for Reduction in Lien 06/24/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a trial judge did not err in relying on a post-settlement comparative fault determination in calculating the reimbursement due to a workers’ compensation insurance carrier on its subrogation lien. ...Read More

Manufacturer Contests Citations Alleging Chemical Hazards 06/24/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 2 min read
An Ohio manufacturer is contesting federal safety citations that allege the company exposed workers to respiratory, chemical and other hazards. ...Read More
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