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Second Pulse Responder Files Petition for Benefits 12/01/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 363 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orlando firefighter who responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting is the second first responder to file a claim challenging a state law that generally bars claims for mental injuries, while advocates continue to pressure state lawmakers to expand benefits for first responders who suffer P...Read More
 
 

Self-Insurers Mulling Separate Discount Rate for Pension Liabilities 11/29/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Washington self-insurers may ask state lawmakers to change the way the Department of Labor & Industries calculates future liabilities for the Second Injury Fund and cash-funded pensions to avoid a sudden increase in assessments.  ...Read More
 
 

State's Insurance Rates Dropping 5.1% on Jan. 1 11/28/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and Insurance has approved an overall 5.1% rate decrease for workers’ compensation insurance on a new and renewal basis, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Rejects Indemnification Claim Against Defunct Insurer 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the State Corporation Commission did not err in denying claims filed by a group of Kentucky hospitals requesting reimbursement for $439,375.20 in legal fees and costs from an insolvent insurer.  ...Read More
 
 

Split Court Overturns Finding of PPD for Worker 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided New York Appellate Court ruled that substantial evidence did not support a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board to treat a worker who was capable of "less than sedentary" work as only partially disabled. ...Read More
 
 

State to Change Rule Reflecting New One-Year Limit on Claim Filing 11/27/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio’s workers’ compensation agency plans to update a rule to reflect the fact the legislature shortened the statute of limitations for claim filing, from two years to one year. ...Read More
 
 

Sitting's Effect on Worker Health Debated 11/21/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sitting all day at work is taking a toll on employees’ health, yet employers for the most part aren’t being held accountable — in violation of the "grand bargain" of workers’ compensation, according to a Drexel University professor. ...Read More
 
 

Statute Allowing for Termination of Doctor's Relationship With Worker Isn't Retroactive 11/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a case of first impression, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that a newly enacted statute that provides for the automatic termination of a doctor’s status as an authorized treating physician does not apply retroactively. ...Read More
 
 

Supersedeas Fund Has 16-Month Backlog, Conflicting Balances 11/20/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 202 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pennsylvania fund that reimburses carriers when they overpay for benefits has a 16-month backlog of applications from insurers wanting refunds, but regulators would not say last week whether the payments have been delayed by the state's budget woes. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court Orders Oral Argument on Calculation of Worker's AWW 11/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Rhode Island Supreme Court last week said it wants to hear oral argument from the parties in a pending dispute on whether an injured worker’s average weekly wage should include income from his employer’s work-sharing plan. ...Read More
 
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