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Workers' Compensation News


Chief Comp Judge Surges in Fundraising for Supreme Court Spot 02/20/2020
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
Arkansas' chief workers' compensation judge is in a tight race for an open seat on the state Supreme Court, a spot that will be decided in less than two weeks. ...Read More

State Supreme Court Upholds Comp Exemption Law for North Dakota Businesses 02/20/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
The Minnesota Supreme Court has found that a law that gives a special workers' compensation exemption to North Dakota employers is not unconstitutional. ...Read More

ICW Announces 2020 Safety Webinar Series 02/19/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
ICW Group Insurance Cos. is launching a webinar series to educate workers’ compensation policyholders on best practices to keep employees safe. ...Read More

Senate Committee Won't Confirm Chief Judge Nominee 02/19/2020
State: FL | Segment: Top | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The chairman of a Florida Senate committee said he will not hold a confirmation hearing for John MacIver, who was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis as chief judge of the Division of Administrative Hearings last fall. ...Read More

DWC Opens Registration for Annual Conference 02/19/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 55 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday opened registration for its annual conference being held May 19-21 in Austin. ...Read More

WCB Adds App for Virtual Hearings 02/19/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board on Tuesday launched a new Android app that will allow injured workers, attorneys and other case participants to attend hearings remotely. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Challenge to Doctor's Report, Upholds PPD Award 02/19/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 22 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Industrial Commission did not abuse its discretion in awarding an injured worker a percentage of permanent partial disability that fell between the ratings provided by two physicians who examined her. ...Read More

Medical Advisory Committee Meets Friday 02/19/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 6 min read
Oregon’s Medical Advisory Committee will hear a report on opioid use and continue discussions about whether the system should cover cervical artificial disk replacements, during a meeting Friday. ...Read More

No Attendant Care Services for Worker Who Didn't Follow Procedure 02/19/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
A Louisiana appellate court overturned an award of attendant care services to a worker with a traumatic brain injury because he did not follow the proper procedure under state medical treatment guidelines. ...Read More

BWC Names Primary Care Physician as Chief Medical Officer 02/19/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 39 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday named Dr. Bradley J. Lewis as the agency’s chief medical officer. ...Read More
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