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New Forms for Updated Claimants' Rates Now Available 06/12/2018
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
New forms that reflect updated claimants' rates are now available at the Vermont Department of Labor's website, the department announced this week.  ...Read More
 
 

New Fee Schedule Raises Reimbursement 5%, but Details Aren't Released 06/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: Top | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
After 20 years without a significant increase in medical fees, the New York Workers' Compensation Board wants to raise reimbursement "by at least 5% overall," according to proposed rules published Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 

No Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Fall Down Elevator Shaft 06/04/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s Labor Law claims for a fall down an elevator shaft could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...Read More
 
 

No Benefits to Truck Driver for Alleged Knee Injury From Fall 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to a truck driver for an alleged knee injury where a surveillance video contradicted his account of a fall and his claim about the conditions of his work area. ...Read More
 
 

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer With Degenerative Osteoarthritis 05/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a denial of disability retirement benefits to a correctional officer for his degenerative osteoarthritis. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI Recommends 5.3% Cut in Premiums, Thanks to Legislation This Year 05/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Just two months after the Kentucky legislature passed a major reform bill that creates a workers' compensation drug formulary, and limits medical benefits and attorneys fees, the state's rate-maker has recommended a 5.3% reduction in rates. ...Read More
 
 

No Summary Judgment for Worker Hit by Falling Pipe Fitting 05/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker who was hit by a falling pipe fitting was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim. ...Read More
 
 

New Rules Affect Fees, Licensing Requirements for Insurance Agents 05/29/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 132 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has formally adopted changes to nine rules that affect the regulation, licensing and fees for insurance agents.  ...Read More
 
 

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Correctional Officer's Injuries From Stairwell Fall 05/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a denial of disability retirement benefits to a corrections officer for her injuries from a fall in a stairwell of a training facility. ...Read More
 
 
NCCI Proposes Manual Changes 05/25/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance announced Thursday that it has submitted revisions to Basic Manual classifications and the manual’s Appendix E — Classifications by Hazard Group. NCCI filed Items B01436(FD) and B-1436(RD), a national filing, the department said. ...Read More
 
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