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Workers' Compensation News


Worker in Need of Surgery Can't Reopen Claim for Prior Knee Injury 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to reopen her workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury, since she failed to prove that her need for surgery was related to her prior accident. ...Read More

Time to Be True to Actual Payroll, Bureau Reminds Employers 07/19/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 32 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
It's almost time to "true up," the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation reminded employers this week. Prior to each policy yea...Read More

PTSD Rule Workshop Will Examine Injuries That 'Shock the Conscience' 07/19/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 123 min read
In keeping with legislation passed this spring that extends workers' compensation to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder, regulators will hold a workshop next month to help determine what types of shocking scenes may trigger the stress. ...Read More

Flooring Maker Fined $182K for Variety of Hazards 07/19/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 34 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
An Upstate New York flooring manufacturer faces $182,917 in penalties for a variety of safety violations, including locked emergency exits, unguarded machines, and unlabeled hazardous materials and chemicals. ...Read More

Worker's 44-Year Old Comp Claim Can't Be Saved by Legislation Passed After Alleged Injury 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s 44-year old claim for a wrist injury was time-barred and that it could not be saved by later-enacted legislation. ...Read More

Division Adopts Irregular Wage, Voc-Rehab Rules 07/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 38 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 22 min read
The Oregon Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Wednesday that it has adopted rules impacting benefit both calculations for workers who earn irregular wages and the standards of el...Read More

Bill Would Extend Comp to Volunteer First Responders 07/19/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Volunteer fire and ambulance workers should be eligible for the same workers' compensation benefits as paid employees, reads a bill introduced this week in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. ...Read More

ICW Group Appoints Midwest Branch Manager 07/19/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
ICW Group Insurance Cos. announced Wednesday that it appointed Christina McGuire as its North Midwest branch manager. ...Read More

Report: Widow's Death Benefits Halved for Husband's Use of Pot 07/19/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The wife of a ski lift operator who died in December is appealing the decision of Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation carrier to reduce her death benefits because of her husband’s use of marijuana, according to media reports. ...Read More

Grand Jury Indicts Two More Docs in Pacific Hospital Kickback Case 07/18/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1510 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A federal grand jury indicted two Southern California surgeons for allegedly accepting kickbacks to operate on patients referred to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. ...Read More
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