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Wash. Court Protects Worker's Third-Party Award 07/03/2008
State: WA | Segment: Courts | 373 | 0
Washington's Department of Labor and Industries is not entitled to a portion of an injured worker's third-party recovery, according to an appellate court's ruling. The Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a superior court's ruling denying the Department of Labor and Indus...Read More
Washington State Implements New Heat Rule This Week 07/03/2008
State: WA | Segment: Safety | 89 | 0
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is alerting employers that its new permanent outdoor heat rule takes effect Saturday, July 5. The department says the rule was introduced to protect workers from the hazards of outdoor heat which, in the extreme, can cause disabilit...Read More
Witnesses Embrace Proposed Ambulatory Surgical Center Guideline 07/02/2008
State: TX | Segment: Top | 258 | 0
AUSTIN, Texas- Only two witnesses testified Tuesday at the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation’s public hearing on a proposed new ambulatory surgical center (ASC) fee guideline that has been the subject of extensive negotiations among stakeholders.Both indicated general a...Read More
West Virginia: T-Minus a Day and Counting 06/30/2008
State: WV | Segment: Top | 127 | 0
West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane L. Cline said 162 carriers – 25 of them new to the Mountain State – have been licensed to sell workers' compensation insurance when the market opens to private competition tomorrow.Some have written policies set to take effect on ...Read More
WorkCompSchool Offering Live Seminar on Liens 06/27/2008
State: CA | Segment: Business | 388 | 0
Lien experts Steve Appell and Jon Pease will lead a town-hall-style discussion of workers' comp liens for claimants and defense on Saturday, Aug. 2 at WorkCompSchool in Camarillo, Calif., the company announced Monday. An open mike will be set up for comments and questions throughout the ...Read More
Welsh Appointment Approved in Rules Committee 06/27/2008
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 365 | 0 | Popular with Other_other
A vote by the full state Senate is all that remains before Len Welsh’s appointment as chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health becomes official.The Senate Rules Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend confirmation of his appointment as Cal-OSHA director...Read More
W.Va. Industrial Council Considers Final Rules for Market Opening 06/27/2008
State: WV | Segment: Regulatory | 148 | 0
The West Virginia Industrial Council will meet July 3 to put the finishing touches on a set of regulations written in part to prepare the workers' compensation market to open to private competition.Under the law that replaced the old state workers' compensation fund with BrickStr...Read More
W.Va. Posts Brochures on Old State Fund 06/27/2008
State: WV | Segment: Business | 106 | 0
West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline released a series of brochures advising carriers entering the new competitive workers' compensation market on how to handle claims under the former state Workers' Compensation Fund.West Virginia lawmakers shut down the fund to new c...Read More
Work Comp Bills Move Closer to Passage 06/26/2008
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 241 | 0 | Popular with Medical
California legislative committees took action on several workers' compensation measures on Wednesday, including Senate President Don Perata's third attempt to double permanent disability benefits.The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee took the following actions:...Read More
Workers' Comp Boot Camp Blog Gives Employers Cost-Control Advice 06/26/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 368 | 0
Workers' Comp Boot Camp has launched a blog where employers can get answers from experts to questions about injury and workers' compensation management, at blog features ...Read More
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