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WCS Soliciting Topic and Speaker Suggestions for Conference 02/01/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 928 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Section of the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations is seeking suggestions for panel topics and speakers for its upcoming conference in August.Michael J. Brooks, education, research and analysis manager for the Workers' Compensation Section, is asking...Read More
Worker's Failure to Comply with Savings Clause Defeated Claim 02/01/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled on Thursday that an employer should prevail in its appeal of an award of benefits to an employee who had dismissed his complaint and failed to re-file within the statutory period.Case: Nykiel v. Northcoast Moving Enterprises, No. 97009, 01/26/2012, published...Read More
Work Injuries Can Be Excluded from Auto Policy Coverage 01/30/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 199 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An exclusion in an Arkansas woman's automobile insurance policy with State Farm for injuries compensable under the workers' compensation laws was valid and entitled the insurer to summary judgment, the state high court ruled.Case: Bohot v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance C...Read More
WCD Publishes Reporting, Assessment Guides 01/30/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
The Alaska Workers' Compensation Division published guidelines for employers to complete 2011 annual reporting requirements, determine Second Injury Fund contributions and calculate Workers' Safety and Compensation Administration Account fees.Alaska Statute 23.30.155 requires eac...Read More
WCC Clarifies Requirement for Physician's Statement 01/30/2012
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) posted an advisory last week clarifying the requirements for the filing of Form 14B, the Physician's Statement. The statement was required as part of reforms passed by the South Carolina Legislature in 2007.For...Read More
Workers' Comp Court Posts Minutes of Voc-Rehab Meeting 01/30/2012
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court has posted online the minutes from the Oct. 28, 2011, meeting of court staff with vocational rehabilitation providers.Topics covered in the minutes include requirements for submitting loss of earning power (LOEP) evaluations, reporting time es...Read More
Worker May Rebut Retiree Presumption, High Court Rules 01/26/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: ME | Segment: EAST | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A retired Maine employee collecting nondisability retirement benefits may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits for a specific period after retirement if he can prove that he was unable to perform suitable work during that time, the state Supreme Court ruled. Case: Downing v....Read More
WCC Education Offering Free Webinar on MSAs Feb. 3 01/25/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
WorkCompCentral Education is hosting a free one-hour webinar, "Medicare Set-Aside Update: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" on Feb. 3 for continuing-education credit. The presenter is Kim Wiswell, a Maryland-based Medicare Set-Aside professional with a background in workers' comp...Read More
WCRI: Rising Indemnity Costs a Sign of the Recession 01/24/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
California indemnity costs grew faster from 2007 to 2009 than in prior years, reflecting the impact of the recession on the state's workers' compensation system, the Workers Compensation Research Institute said on Monday.WCRI's CompScope Benchmarks for California, 12th Editio...Read More
WCAB Dismisses Additional Petitions from Embattled Lien Rep 01/23/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board rejected petitions from embattled lien representative Daniel Escamilla seeking a change of venue and denying his lawyer's motion to be removed as counsel, but postponed a scheduled Jan. 27 hearing to give him time to find a new attorney....Read More
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