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Webinar on Social Media Investigates Legal Issues 08/28/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal
WorkCompCentral will offer a webinar for continuing-education credit on Sept. 4  about legal issues and the admissibility of personal information found on social media sites. Investigator Richard Harer will present, "The Legal, Ethical and Evidentiary Issues of Using Social Media to...Read More
WCRI to Present Report on Comp System Sept. 11 08/28/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board will meet on Sept. 11 to hear a presentation from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).The meeting is set for 9 a.m. in Room 9-040 on the ninth floor of the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago.The...Read More
WCD Increases Reimbursement for Employer-Paid Medical Costs 08/28/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division on Monday announced that the maximum amount employers can pay to an insurer as reimbursement for medical costs without having the costs included in the employer’s experience rating will increase to $1,800 from $1,700 for 2013.The maxi...Read More
WCB Pilot Project Aims to Break E-filing in Slowly 08/27/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jim Leonhirth, WorkCompCentral CorrespondentImplementation of an online filing and service system for workers' compensation claims in Oregon is beginning slowly, with limited services available during a trial period that began on Aug. 20 and will run for approximately 60 days....Read More
WCC Announces Requirement for Social Security Numbers 08/24/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) announced that, effective Aug. 22, claimants' Social Security numbers are required to view claims documents and search for First Reports of Injury.WCC said in a regulatory notice that the Social Security number must be valid. No...Read More
WCIRB Files for 7.6% Rate Hike 08/22/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As expected, the California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Tuesday filed to increase the pure premium rate to $2.68 per $100 of payroll.The WCIRB said the proposed rate is 12.6% higher than the industry average filed pure premium rates as of July 1. However, using s...Read More
Widow Entitled to Benefits for Husband's Fatal Heart Attack 08/22/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The widow of a car salesman who suffered a fatal heart attack that was allegedly caused by his job-related stress filed a timely claim for benefits more than one year after her husband's death and was entitled to compensation, the Appellate Court of Connecticut ruled. ...Read More
WCC Posts Advisory on Document Correction Form 08/22/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) advised that its Request for Document Correction Form, C90R, can only be used to correct undisputed factual errors in documents filed as part of workers' compensation claims.WCC said in a regulatory notice that factual disputes ...Read More
WSI to Offer Online Accident Investigation Training Thursday 08/22/2012
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) will provide online training Thursday on "Effective Incident Investigation."The training session will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.Topics to be covered include:Accidents, incidents and near misses.Why...Read More
WCRI Moving Annual Conference to February 08/21/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers Compensation Research Institute will hold its Annual Issues & Research Conference in February instead of November, and in the future will hold the event in the early spring of each year, WCRI announced on Monday.WCRI Executive Director Richard Victor said in an email that...Read More
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