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Workers' Compensation News

New Study Shows Diacetyl Harmful to Mice 02/26/2008
State: NA | Segment: Medicine | 70 | 0
A new 48-page federal study appears to link diacetyl -- the suspected cause of “Popcorn Workers' Lung” -- to severe lung damage in mice.The study, entitled “Respiratory Toxicity of Diacetyl in C57BI/6 Mice”, resulted in mice with exposure to 100 parts per mill...Read More
New Alliance Promotes Protecting Workers from Hearing Loss 02/26/2008
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 166 | 0
A new alliance involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Hearing Conservation Association will work to provide information to association members, young employees, small businesses and others on reducing and preven...Read More
NCCI Posts Agenda for Annual Issues Symposium 02/25/2008
State: NA | Segment: Events | 409 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has posted the agenda for its Annual Issues Symposium scheduled for May 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando.Entitled "High-Definition Workers Compensation: The Big Picture," the symposium focuses on the state of t...Read More
N.Y. Court: Spouse Waited Too Long to File For Settlement Approval 02/22/2008
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The surviving spouse of a decedent failed to file for nunc pro tunc approval of past settlements in a timely manner while attempting to comply with a court order, a New York appellate court ruled.The 3rd Appellate Department of the New York Supreme Court ruled unanimously to deny all set...Read More
N.H. Launches Revamped Website 02/22/2008
State: NH | Segment: Regulatory | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny announced the launch of a redesigned New Hampshire Insurance Department website this week with an expanded component called "New Hampshire Rate Resource."Sevigny said in press release consumers can compare auto and homeowner premium rate...Read More
Nevada's Subsequent Injury Fund Considers Regulation Changes 02/21/2008
State: NV | Segment: Top | 373 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Authorities who oversee Nevada's subsequent injury fund are proposing changes to the regulations that govern the way carriers contest subsequent injury claims, including a clarification on which edition of the American Medical Association guides for rating impairment should be used.T...Read More
N.Y. Posts Final Pharmacy Fee Draft 02/21/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 297 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) unveiled its final draft of the prescription fee schedule required by Gov. Eliot Spitzer's 2007 reform package this week, with a 25% bonus for pharmacies willing to provide drugs in controverted cases.The proposed schedule imp...Read More
N.C. Claimant Loses Additional Home Care Request 02/21/2008
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 287 | 0
A claimant who suffered serious groin injury failed to prove that the Workers' Compensation Commission should have granted him additional in-home care, according to an appellate court ruling.The North Carolina Court of Appeal affirmed a previous ruling in Shulenberger v. HBD Indus...Read More
N.C. Court Voids C&R For Missing Vocational Rehab Language 02/21/2008
State: NC | Segment: Courts | 351 | 0
A North Carolina appellate court voided a compromise and release agreement after determining that a special hearing officer failed to ensure the presence of state-mandated vocational rehabilitation language in the document.In Kyle v. Holston Group, No. COA07-364, 2/19/08, the Nort...Read More
New Hampshire Issues Reminder for Safety Forms 02/21/2008
State: NH | Segment: Regulatory | 77 | 0
The New Hampshire Department of Labor reminded employers of biennial-filing requirements for safety summary forms due from any business with 10 or more employees.The agency said employers that last filed the forms in 2006 must file again for 2008. The forms are due on Jan. 1 of every oth...Read More
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