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Worker Busted for Drug Sales Loses Entitlement to Benefits by Lying About Lack of Income 10/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker forfeited his entitlement to benefits by engaging in criminal conduct that provided him with an income while he was collecting wage-replacement benefits. ...Read More

DWC Offers Seminar for Medical Office Staff 10/05/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 508 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 54 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Small Business Development Center will offer an educational seminar, “Texas Workers’ Compensation 101 for Medical Office Staff,” Nov. 10 at the center’s CESS Building,...Read More

4 Work Sites Without Fall Protection Net Contractor $292K Fine 10/05/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
After inspections revealed no fall protection at any of a New Jersey contractor's four Lehigh Valley work sites, the federal workplace safety agency fined it just shy of $292,000. ...Read More

MEMIC Announces $20 Million Dividend 10/05/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 514 | 0 | Popular with Other | 76 min read
Workers’ compensation insurance company The MEMIC Group will issue a dividend of $20 million to about 18,000 Maine policyholders next month.  ...Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Gets Second Petition Challenging Adequacy of NFL Concussion Settlement 10/05/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 570 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The United States Supreme Court last week received a second petition for certirorari challenging the adequacy of the National Football League's massive class-action settlement with former players for failing to warn them about the long-term health risks of brain injuries they sustained o...Read More

Agency Releases New Compensation Rates, COLA Reimbursements, Attorney Fee Schedule 10/05/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents has released new COLA payment and reimbursement schedules, maximum and minimum weekly compensation rates and a new attorneys’ fee schedule, effective this past Saturday. ...Read More

Voluntary Base and Assigned Risk Rates Drop for Second Straight Year 10/05/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 591 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Insurance Department has approved an 8.4% decrease in the voluntary base rate, and a 7.8% decrease for assigned risk rates, effective Jan. 1. The department attributed the decrease in the voluntary market to fewer claims, and lower medical and indemnity costs. Over the ...Read More

BWC Makes Minor Changes to Confidentiality Rules 10/05/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 660 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has revised its confidentiality rules with changes that will go into effect Oct. 13. The BW...Read More

Court Upholds Identity-Theft Conviction for Claimant Who Used False SSN 10/04/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 862 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeal last week upheld the criminal conviction of an injured worker whose comp claim led authorities to discover his unauthorized use of another person's Social Security number. ...Read More

TDI Report: In-Network Claims Cost Less, Outperform Non-Network Claims for First Time 10/04/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
About half of Texas' claims were treated in-network, and those claims tended to perform better and, for the first time, cost less than out-of-network claims, a Texas Department of Insurance report on 2014-15 claims data found. ...Read More
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