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Workers' Compensation News

Nebraska Reform Measures Declared a Priority 02/16/2006
State: NE | Segment: Politics | 72 | 0
The chairman of the Senate Business and Labor Committee in Nebraska has declared his workers' compensation reform package "priority legislation" for the state Legislature's 60-day session, but medical providers are mobilizing to block the legislation. Sen. Doug Cunningham, R-Wasau, has int...Read More
Nichirin Tennessee Receives State Safety Award 02/16/2006
State: TN | Segment: Safety | 84 | 0
Nichirin Tennessee, Inc., will receive the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) Award for Workplace Safety and Health at 1:00 p.m. today in a ceremony at the facility, 1620 Old Belfast Road, in Lewisburg. John Winkler, adminstrator of the Tennessee Occupational Safety ...Read More
Natl Trench Safety Expands into Louisiana 02/16/2006
State: LA | Segment: Business | 71 | 0
Houston-based National Trench Safety has opened a new branch near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the company will offer equipment for rent and sale, along with OSHA-compliant training. The branch in Gonzales marks National Trench Safety's second expansion outside its home state of Texas, acc...Read More
Nominations Taken for Outstanding Fla. Docs 02/16/2006
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
CHOICE Medical Management Services is accepting nominations for its annual awards given to outstanding physicians and medical practices in the field of workers' compensation medicine. Anyone involved in the workers' compensation system (injured employees, employers, human resource professi...Read More
N.Y. Board Again Tops 300,000 Cases Resolved 02/16/2006
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 39 | 0
New York State Workers' Compensation Board Executive Director Richard Bell announced Wednesday that the board resolved all pending issues for 312,025 new and reopened claims in 2005, marking the fifth consecutive year of 300,000 or more resolutions. A case is considered resolved when all pe...Read More
New York Third Finds Voluntary Withdrawal 02/15/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 163 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that a claimant voluntary withdraws from the labor market by rejecting the employer's offers of light duty work assignments. In Blair v. Queens Borough Public Library , No. 98524, 02/09/200...Read More
New York Third Allows Reimbursement Claim 02/15/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 250 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that the 104 week time period for an employer's filing of a claim for reimbursement does not apply where the case is closed without a finding of permanency. In Somers v. Demco, No. 98215, 02...Read More
Nerf Ball Injury Claim Allowed in Ohio 02/15/2006
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 23 | 0
A Seneca County employee who got plunked with a Nerf football during an office game of toss is entitled to a medical claim, a Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation spokesman said this week. Maintenance supervisor Dennis Kingseed filed his claim after the office incident in November. He repor...Read More
New Lost-Wage Formula Achieves 'Crosswalk' 02/13/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California commission has suggested that the Division of Workers' Compensation switch to a new formula for calculating future lost earnings for disabilities. Lach Taylor, an administrative law judge with the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation, on Thursday briefly i...Read More
N.Y. 3rd: Claimant Gave Timely Notice 02/13/2006
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 208 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court held that a claimant who notified employer of his injury via a translator on the day the injury occurred gave timely notice of injury. In Pisarek v. Utica Cutlery, No. 98143, 02/09/2006, Jan Pisar...Read More
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