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Workers' Compensation News

WCAB to Review Attorney's Bias Allegations Against 3 Judges 01/20/2012
State: CA | Segment: Top | 917 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorA Ventura, Calif., attorney has until March 1 to show why she believes three workers' compensation judges have conspired against her, according to two panel decisions from the Workers'...Read More
Webinar Offers Step-by-Step Guide to Claims Process 01/20/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 360 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Author and workers' compensation attorney Michael Sullivan will present a continuing-education webinar on Feb. 8 titled, "Demystifying Workers' Comp Claims in California," WorkCompCentral Education announced on Thursday.The program, which begins at 1 p.m. (PST), is a two-hour sur...Read More
Worker's Electrocution Prompts 10 Citations, $61,400 in Fines 01/20/2012
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 10 serious citations, with fines totaling $61,400, to American Railcar Industries, headquartered in Saint Charles, Mo., after an employee was electrocuted while performing repair work on a tanker-style railcar on July 25 at the company'...Read More
Workers' Comp Commission Announces New Deputy Counsel 01/19/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission announced on Tuesday that Lola Dada-Olley has joined the commission as deputy counsel.Dada-Olley received a bachelor's degree in Business from the Eastern Illinois University, a law degree from Howard University, and a master's de...Read More
WCRI: Defense Fees Outpaced Most Study States 01/18/2012
State: FL | Segment: Top | 949 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefPayments by Florida carriers and employers to defense attorneys outpaced the median of 16 study states and jumped by 12% in 2009, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) said...Read More
Workers' Comp Court Sets Dates for Voc-Rehab Meetings 01/18/2012
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court has announced the schedule for quarterly vocational rehabilitation meetings by court staff and service providers in 2012.The dates are:--Jan. 27.--April 20.--July 27.--Oct. 26.The meetings typically ar...Read More
WCA Not Appealing Farm Worker Exemption Ruling 01/16/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration is not planning to appeal a district court ruling finding an exemption to the state's Workers' Compensation Act excluding farm and ranch workers from coverage is unconstitutional.New Mexico 2nd Judicial District Judge Valeri...Read More
WCC Eyeing Death Benefits Reg for Public Safety Workers 01/16/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) will take up proposed permanent changes to its regulations governing benefits for the survivors of public safety workers who died from job-related injury or illnesses at a meeting scheduled for Jan. 26.The changes extend the emergen...Read More
Wrong MMI Date Didn't Bar 34% Rating, Court Concludes 01/13/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A physician's rating that stated the wrong date of maximum medical improvement could still serve as the basis for a 34% impairment rating, a Texas appellate court ruled. Case: SORM v. Joiner, No. 06-11-00076-CV, 1/12/12, published.Facts: Elaine Joiner, an employee of the ...Read More
WCC Updates Commissioner Preferences 01/13/2012
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) has released a set of updated commissioner preferences for parties involved in injured workers' claims.Among the preference updates were submission guidelines, noting that commissioners generally require that documents be ...Read More
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