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Liberty Mutual Sues Doctors, Pharmacies Over Compounded Medications 10/02/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1754 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Liberty Mutual Insurance has filed suit against 18 Philadelphia-area pain management doctors, pharmacists and related parties for allegedly prescribing $4.7 million in pain creams to injured workers, some of which cost more than $8,000 per tube, The Inquirer ...Read More
 
 

L&I Moving Port Angeles Office to Sequim 09/29/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 395 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries is closing its Port Angeles office at noon today as it prepares to move to new facilities 15 miles away in Sequim. ...Read More
 
 

Longshore Claim Settlement Does Not Preclude Jones Act Suit 09/28/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An injured construction worker is free to sue his employer under the Jones Act even though he settled an injury claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More
 
 

Lawmakers to Begin Considering Impacts of Supreme Court's Protz Decision 09/26/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 512 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The House Labor & Industry Committee will hold an informational meeting on the state Supreme Court’s Protz decision and its expected impacts. ...Read More
 
 

Lawmakers Will Take First Crack at Draft Impairment Guidelines 09/26/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers will meet at 1 p.m. today to examine the proposed permanency impairment guidelines released Sept. 1 by the state Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More
 
 

Legislature Quiet on Comp in 2017 Session 09/21/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1196 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Expectations for California's 2017 legislative session for the most part held true: Although there was some debate on bills addressing utilization review and victims of workplace terrorist attacks, it was generally a quiet session for workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Lawmakers Vow No Raid on Workers' Compensation Security Fund 09/21/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pennsylvania lawmakers won't be taking out another loan from the state's workers' compensation guaranty fund to help plug a $2 billion hole in the state's budget. ...Read More
 
 

L&I Proposes 2.5% Rate Cut 09/21/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 206 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries on Wednesday recommended a 2.5% workers’ compensation rate cut for 2018. The d...Read More
 
 

L&I Considering Rules Changes for Acupuncture Pilot 09/20/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 1427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries published in the Washington State Register a preproposal statement of inquiry announcing possible rule-making to implement an acupuncture pilot program...Read More
 
 

Labor Wants Governor to Admit Rate Decrease Not Tied to Legislation 09/19/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: Top | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Labor advocates want Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to correct the record and concede that recent legislative reductions to workers’ compensation benefits had nothing to do with an 8.7% rate decrease for both the voluntary and assigned risk markets. ...Read More
 
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