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Workers' Compensation News


New Rules Being Implemented on Electronic Data Interchange 09/05/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted new rules, effective Sept. 11, for Title 810:1-1-8, electronic data interchange. ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Hurt Playing Basketball at Office 08/31/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s injury from jumping to touch a basketball backboard in the courtyard of his workplace was not compensable. ...Read More

NCCI Discusses Employer Concerns About Workers' Marijuana Use 08/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s workers’ compensation law says that an employee is not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if the use of medical marijuana is the major contributing cause of the injury or the occupational disease. ...Read More

NIOSH: Deadliest U.S. Fisheries Are on the East Coast 08/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
While commercial fishing deaths have declined across the nation in recent years, preventable incidents continue to be a problem for the industry, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. ...Read More

No Decision in SB 1160 Challenge; Next Hearing Thursday 08/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal judge presiding over the constitutional challenge to the lien stay provision in Senate Bill 1160 did not make any decision on a request for a temporary injunction at a hearing last week and ordered parties to return for further proceedings on Thursday. ...Read More

NCCI Follows Huge Rate Increase With 9.3% Recommended Decrease 08/29/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance on Monday recommended a 9.3% overall rate decrease for Florida employers because of favorable experience in policy years 2014 and 2015. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends 12th Straight Decrease in Voluntary Loss Cost Filing 08/29/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 306 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has recommended a 4.6% decrease in workers’ compensation costs, effective Oct. 1. ...Read More

NCCI Recommending 10.3% Decrease in Voluntary Rates 08/28/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 10.3% decrease in workers’ compensation rates for West Virginia, which would mark the 13th-straight year that rates have declined. ...Read More

No Penalty Owed for Claim Closure Despite Spinal Surgery 08/25/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant is not entitled to penalties and attorney fees against SAIF Corp. for closing his claim after he underwent spinal surgery because the carrier had “legitimate doubt” that additional benefits were owed, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More

NCCI Recommending 8.7% Rate Reduction 08/24/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is proposing an 8.7% reduction in both voluntary and assigned risk rates in Iowa, effective Jan. 1.  ...Read More
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