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Fort Worth DWC 'Brown Bag' Set 05/04/2006
State: TX | Segment: Events | 98 | 0
The Fort Worth Field Office of the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will host a "brown bag" educational session on Rule 134.650 regarding prospective review of medical care not requiring preauthorization (PRME) process for health care providers, employers, human resource managers, claims adju...Read More
Fund Announces First iPod Winners 05/04/2006
State: MT | Segment: Safety | 184 | 0
The Montana State Fund (MSF) announced the first winners of iPods as part of the fund's "Safety Rock for Young Workers" campaign. The fund will hold to more drawings in at the end of May and in June. Michael Brandon Smith of Billings and Justin Owen of Bozeman were the first two iP...Read More
Florida 1st Rules on Application of 440.20 05/04/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The First District of the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that the pay and investigate provision is erroneously applied where treatment is attributable to a pre-existing condition. In Citrus County Sch. Bd. v. Carlucci, No. 1D05-2558, 05/03/2006, the judge of compensation claims (JC...Read More
Florida 1st Reverses Treatment Award 05/04/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 285 | 0
The First District of the Florida Court of Appeals reversed a judge of compensation claims (JCC) decision, holding that medical evidence did not support the treatment award. In Dollar General Corp. v. MacDonald , No. 1D05-2204, 05/03/2006, Linda MacDonald was injured twice while w...Read More
FWCJUA Deficit Bill Clears Senate 05/03/2006
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 85 | 0
An attempt by state lawmakers to plug a multimillion-dollar deficit in the Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association and revamp its governance cleared the Florida Senate by a vote of 39-0 Tuesday. But Senate Bill 2118, which is aimed at bringing the 13-year-old entity u...Read More
Fewer Long-Pending Cases in April 05/02/2006
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 156 | 0
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission reported the number of cases pending at the commission for three years or more was been reduced by 7% in April compared to April 2005. The commission is encouraging parties to continue efforts to resolve those "red-line cases" as quickly as poss...Read More
Federal Team Investigating Plant Explosion 05/02/2006
State: TX | Segment: Safety | 108 | 0
A team of investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board was sent to the site of an April 29 explosion at a propylene refrigeration unit at the Huntsman Corp. petrochemical plant in Port Arthur. No injuries were reported at the Texas olefins facility, but the plant was shut down and fire...Read More
Former Prison Guard Could Be Locked Up Soon 05/01/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former California correctional officer at the Mule Creek prison has been found guilty of three felony insurance fraud charges, the Amador County district attorney's office said. John Daniel Griffin, 50, of Ione, will be sentenced May 22 on the three felonies. The jury hung nine to three...Read More
Fresno Court Building Closing Early Today 05/01/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 67 | 0
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Fresno office will close at 3 p.m. today. Anyone planning to use court services should plan accordingly. Source: DWC ...Read More Offers Self-Insurer Database 04/28/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 137 | 0 announced introduction of the 2006 Directory of Self-Funded Workers' Compensation, described as "the first and only commercially available database on companies that self-fund their workers' compensation." The Web-based directory is a product of Judy Diamond Associates, publis...Read More
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