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WCD Updates Benefit Calculators 06/20/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division for the last time announced that it has updated online calculators that can be used to determine disability benefits owed to injured workers. ...Read More
WCB Meeting June 26 06/19/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 97 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board is scheduled to meet June 26 in Salem. Agenda items for the meeting indicate that board members are scheduled to discuss administrative law judge “hiring consultation.” The agenda does not elaborate on the nature of the discussi...Read More

Worker Gets Award for Back Injury; Employer Gets Credit for Disability Benefits Paid 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for her back injury, as reduced to account for the benefits that her employer had paid under an employer-funded disability plan. ...Read More

Woman Pleads to Forging Dead Mom's Signature to WC Checks 06/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Rochester woman pleaded guilty this week to forging her dead mom's signature and collecting $2,400 in workers' compensation benefits. Devon ...Read More

Worker's Settlement of Comp Claims Released FEHA Action Against Employer 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1518 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A California appellate court this week ruled that a pizzeria employee’s settlement of his workers’ compensation claim waived his ability to bring a civil action against his employer for violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act. ...Read More

WCRI: Medical Prices Rising More Slowly in Fee-Schedule States 06/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
States without a workers’ comp medical fee schedule paid more for a “market basket” of medical professional services commonly used to treat injured workers than did fee-schedule states, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Worker's Losing Record Didn't Bar Most Recent Claim 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s previously dismissed workers’ compensation claim did not bar her from making another attempt at securing benefits for hand injuries that may be different from those she had asserted earlier. ...Read More

WCI Holds Annual Conference Aug. 19-22 in Orlando; Music by the B-52s 06/12/2018
State: FL | Segment: NATIONAL | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
The Workers' Compensation Institute will host its annual conference Aug. 19-22 in Orlando, Florida, featuring entertainment from the popular 1980s rock band the B-52s, and motivational words from keynote speaker Lee Corso, an ESPN sports analyst and former head coach. ...Read More

Waters Are Roiled After More Post-Protz Court Decisions, Legislation 06/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The workers' compensation waters of Pennsylvania are in full churn after new court rulings have upended the impairment rating process, and legislation that aims to fix the process has left a deep partisan divide in its wake. ...Read More

Webinar Will Focus on Telemedicine Applications 06/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
As occupational medicine provider Concentra has expanded its telemedicine services into a dozen states, the company’s vice president of telemedicine services will be a featured speaker during a webinar on Tuesday. ...Read More
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