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Duration of TTD Can Be Considered with Claim Denial Recon. 08/20/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon statutes allow the Workers' Compensation Board to review the duration of temporary total disability benefits upon notice of claim closure, the state Court of Appeals ruled.Case: Saif Corp. and Malheur County School District v. Otwell, A144868, 08/15/2012.Facts: She...Read More
DIR Announces Support for Reform Plan 08/17/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 724 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Department of Industrial Relations on Thursday announced support for a comprehensive workers’ compensation reform package, even though a draft bill negotiated behind the scenes by labor and business representatives has not yet been introduced in the state Legislature....Read More
DWC Holding E-Filing Expo in San Diego 08/17/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is holding an expo in San Diego at the end of the month that will demonstrate the two methods to electronically file various legal documents.The expo will present information about e-forms filing and Jet File options for transmitting...Read More
Department Overhauls Website to Highlight Key Programs 08/16/2012
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, which includes the Workers' Compensation Division, has updated its website "to make key programs and features more easily accessible."The department said the new site allows it "to share more key features with visitors via a 'slider...Read More
DWC Sets Program on Medical Disputes for Weslaco Aug. 30 08/16/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation's Weslaco field office will host a "brown bag" educational session titled, "New Rules on Medical Dispute Resolution" on Aug. 30.The free session is set for noon to 1 p.m. at the field office at 1108 Weslaco Pike Blvd.The DWC...Read More
DWC Presents Regional Safety Summit in Amarillo Sept. 19 08/15/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will present a regional workplace safety workshop for employers and employees in Amarillo on Sept. 19.The summit will be held at the Region 16 Education Service Center on 1601 S. Cleveland St. and is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m....Read More
DMEC Paper Outlines Disability Management Practices 08/15/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Disability Management Employer Coalition announced Tuesday the release of a white paper that outlines seven best practices for integrating short- and long-term disability programs to lower costs for employers and improve service to employees.The paper, titled "Best Practices in the I...Read More
DWC Participating in E-billing Seminar 08/14/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will participate in a free educational series covering new electronic medical billing regulations that take effect in October.Effective Oct. 18, claims administrators must be prepared to accept electronic medical bills from medical p...Read More
Divided High Court Tosses Benefits for Lineman with Bad Back 08/14/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 1134 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday overturned an award of benefits to a veteran lineman for a telecommunications company who tried to live with his back pain over the course of his employment and did not file his claim until two years after his last day of work. ...Read More
Discrepancies in Medical Evidence Could Not Defeat Worker's Claim 08/14/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sufficient evidentiary discrepancies surrounding a Louisiana truck driver's knee injury justified his employer's decision to controvert his claim but were not enough for an appellate court to overrule the administrative determination on compensability. ...Read More
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