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Workers' Compensation News

WCRI Study Shows State Claims Costs Lower than Median 04/07/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan's economy may be a shambles, but its workers' compensation system is a bargain.WCRI's latest benchmark report states that total costs per claim in Michigan were among the lowest of 16 states studied. The average claim cost of $4,900 was 36% lower than the median stud...Read More
WCD Revises List of Carriers that Must Report Medical Data 04/07/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 76 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division on Wednesday issued a revised list of workers' compensation carriers and self-insured employers that are required to electronically report medical bill payment data to the division.The division said it republished Bulletin 359, last issue...Read More
WSI Holds Hearing Today on Proposed 0.6% Premium Increase 04/06/2011
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) will hold a public hearing starting at 2 p.m. today on proposed workers' compensation premium rates for the 2011-2012 policy year, which are projected to increase an average 0.6% statewide.The hearing will be held at the WSI board roo...Read More
Worker Trapped in Grain Bin Brings Company $378,000 in Fines 04/06/2011
State: SD | Segment: CENTRAL | 198 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued six willful citations with fines totaling $378,000 to North Central Farmers Elevator in Ipswich for allegedly exposing workers to being engulfed by grain.OSHA's area office in Bismarck, N.D., began an investigation in Octob...Read More
Waxman Steps Down as Ogilvie's Attorney 04/05/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Joseph Waxman filed Friday with the 1st District Court of Appeals a stipulation that he will no longer represent Wanda Ogilvie, and that Mark Gearheart of Gearheart and Otis is taking over as Ogilvie’s new attorney.The filing eliminates any question of how the City and County of Sa...Read More
WCIRB Looking at 40% Pure Premium Increase 04/04/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 945 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefThe Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Board (WCIRB) Governing Committee will likely be asked to consider a pure premium rate increase in the neighborhood of 40% when it meets ...Read More
WSI Sets Online 'Claims 201' Training for April 13 04/04/2011
State: ND | Segment: CENTRAL | 187 | 0
North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) will provide online training April 13 on "Claims 201: Team Approach to a Safe Return to Work."The training is set for 9 to 10:15 a.m. Topics to be covered include:Claims Management Concepts.Claims Manage...Read More
Workers' Compensation Agency Publishes 2010 Annual Report Online 04/01/2011
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency has published its annual report for 2010 on its website.Among the highlights noted in the report are:The Health Care Services Rules were updated and effective Dec. 8, 2010, to adjust the conversion factor to be "budget neutral" ...Read More
WCC Properly Based 11% Impairment Rating on AMA Guides 04/01/2011
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 220 | 0
Substantial evidence supported a decision to award a lower impairment rating strictly based on a table about spinal impairment in the Fourth Edition of the AMA Guides, the Arkansas Court of Appeals concluded. Case: Vangilder v. Anchor Packaging, Inc., No. CA10-1225, 3/30/11. Published....Read More
Workers' Compensation Court Issues Advisory on EDI Policies 04/01/2011
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 154 | 0
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court announced Thursday it has issued an electronic data interchange (EDI) advisory, regarding policies and procedures effective as of March 31.The advisory includes information and requirements on best practices for acquired claims, reporting prio...Read More
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