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Workers' Compensation News

Breast Implant Ruling Could Expand 2009 Comp Debate 02/26/2009
State: FL | Segment: Top | 310 | 0 | Popular with Media
A top Miami claimants' attorney embroiled in the ongoing debate over attorney fee caps in the Florida Legislature is warning that a Feb. 12 appeals court ruling in a breast implant case could intensify what is becoming a stormy 2009 session for workers' compensation.Florida lawma...Read More
Bill Proposes Causation Standard for Mesothelioma Claims 02/26/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 365 | 0
Sen. Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, introduced legislation Wednesday relating to the standard of causation in claims involving mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos fibers.Senate Bill 1123 would amend Chapter 90 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code by adding Section 90.013 to provide...Read More
Bill to Allow Post-Traumatic Stress Claims May Fail 02/26/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 179 | 0
A bill that would exclude post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by public safety officers from the state's prohibition against mental-mental claims does not appear likely to pass this legislative session, the Caspar Star-Tribune newspaper reported Wednesday.The Senate approved the ...Read More
Business, Labor Claim Victory in Supreme Court Ruling 02/25/2009
State: MO | Segment: Top | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A long-awaited decision made Tuesday by the Missouri Supreme Court in a case challenging 2005 legislative changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system had something for both business and labor.One claimants’ lawyer hailed the ruling as a victory for injured worke...Read More
Bureau to Open Call Center Saturday to Assist Paying Premiums 02/25/2009
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 132 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Tuesday it will open its customer call center on Saturday to assist Ohio’s private employers in meeting a Feb. 28 premium payment deadline.Employers may contact live customer service representatives by calling 1-800-OHIOBWC o...Read More
Bill Would Cost Employers One Year's Salary for Retaliatory Firing 02/24/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NV | Segment: Top | 422 | 0
A bill to be heard by a committee of the Nevada state Assembly on Friday would increase death benefits and impose stiff penalties against employers who terminate employees in retaliation for filing claims.Other pro-labor bills are also likely to soon be introduced in the Senate, where De...Read More
Brooklyn Doc Convicted in Auto Accident Scheme 02/24/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 96 | 0
A Brooklyn, N.Y., doctor has been convicted on charges of insurance fraud and falsifying business records in connection with a scheme involving staged auto accidents and actual accidents in which a patient's injuries were exaggerated.New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Dr. Al...Read More
Builders Say Dems Playing Payback with Retro Rebate Disclosure Bill 02/23/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 379 | 0
A Washington state employer group that donated $7 million to the losing Republican candidate for governor says Democratic lawmakers are playing payback with a bill that would prevent it from spending any revenue from workers' compensation administration fees on political causes.Democ...Read More
Board Approves Deductible Program to Begin July 1 02/23/2009
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 197 | 0
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation board of directors on Friday approved a new deductible program for the state’s employers, calling the program “another option for controlling costs” while protecting employees.Bureau Administrator Marsha Ryan said the decis...Read More
Board Erred By Not Considering Doc's Testimony 02/23/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 296 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Board erred by failing to consider a treating physician's testimony while determining whether a police officer's retirement was voluntary, an appellate court ruled. Case: Hayes v. Nassau ...Read More
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