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Workers' Compensation News


Newspaper Pitched Ad to Rival of Law Firm Skewered by Investigative Piece 09/29/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Philadelphia plaintiffs’ attorney says a salesman for The Philadelphia Inquirer solicited an ad and suggested he could gain new clients fleeing a workers’ compensation claimants’ firm that was the subject of a negative investigative story. ...Read More

NAIC to Examine Worker Classification in Gig Economy 09/25/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
How workers’ comp systems approach the regulation of independent contractors — and the impact of the gig economy on worker classification — are topics that a National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group is planning to tackle in coming months. ...Read More

Nurse Case Managers Sought to Wean Workers Off Opioids in Pilot Project 09/25/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Department of Industrial Accidents has rolled out another phase of its two-year pilot program to combat opioid abuse by fast-tracking injured workers and insurers to mediation. ...Read More

No Work Disability Award for Employee Fired for Striking Supervisor 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that a meatpacking employee who was fired for striking her supervisor was not eligible for a work disability award for an injury that pre-dated the altercation. ...Read More

New Time Limit Going Into Effect for Submission of Medical Bills 09/19/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Beginning Oct. 1, medical providers that treat injured workers have 12 months to bill an employer or its insurers for services, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission reminded stakeholders in a recent ...Read More

NCCI Recommending 16.3% Loss Cost Reduction 09/15/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oklahoma employers will see a 16.3% decrease workers’ compensation loss costs next year if the state Insurance Department approves a filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Nominating Commission Meets on Retention of Administrative Law Judges 09/14/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. today to consider recommendations for retaining administrative law judges. ...Read More

NCOIL to Hold Annual Meeting in Phoenix 09/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators, or NCOIL, has scheduled its annual meeting for Nov. 16-19 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix. ...Read More

NIOSH Releases Software to Monitor Emergency Responder Safety 09/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has introduced new software to track the activities of emergency response and recovery workers following a natural disaster or other public health emergency. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends Loss Cost Decrease of 13.3% in Voluntary Market, 10.3% in Residual Market 09/12/2017
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The nation's top workers' compensation rate-maker has recommended decreasing premiums in New Hampshire for the sixth year in a row, the state announced...Read More
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