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Workers' Compensation News


Worker's Settlement of Comp Claims Released FEHA Action Against Employer 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1570 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A California appellate court this week ruled that a pizzeria employee’s settlement of his workers’ compensation claim waived his ability to bring a civil action against his employer for violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act. ...Read More

WCRI: Medical Prices Rising More Slowly in Fee-Schedule States 06/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
States without a workers’ comp medical fee schedule paid more for a “market basket” of medical professional services commonly used to treat injured workers than did fee-schedule states, according to a new report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Worker's Losing Record Didn't Bar Most Recent Claim 06/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s previously dismissed workers’ compensation claim did not bar her from making another attempt at securing benefits for hand injuries that may be different from those she had asserted earlier. ...Read More

WCI Holds Annual Conference Aug. 19-22 in Orlando; Music by the B-52s 06/12/2018
State: FL | Segment: NATIONAL | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
The Workers' Compensation Institute will host its annual conference Aug. 19-22 in Orlando, Florida, featuring entertainment from the popular 1980s rock band the B-52s, and motivational words from keynote speaker Lee Corso, an ESPN sports analyst and former head coach. ...Read More

Waters Are Roiled After More Post-Protz Court Decisions, Legislation 06/11/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The workers' compensation waters of Pennsylvania are in full churn after new court rulings have upended the impairment rating process, and legislation that aims to fix the process has left a deep partisan divide in its wake. ...Read More

Webinar Will Focus on Telemedicine Applications 06/11/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
As occupational medicine provider Concentra has expanded its telemedicine services into a dozen states, the company’s vice president of telemedicine services will be a featured speaker during a webinar on Tuesday. ...Read More

Worker Gets Benefits for Head Injury From Fainting 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that a worker suffered a compensable head injury from striking the ground after she suffered a fainting episode at work, even though it was an admittedly personal infirmity that had caused her to faint. ...Read More

Worker With Significant Loss of Use of Dominant Hand Didn't Have 'Grave Injury' 06/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker with severe limitations on the use of his dominant hand had not suffered a “grave injury” to trigger his employer’s liability to a third party under the Workers’ Compensation Law. ...Read More
WCD Announces Good-Faith Exception for First Payment Audits 06/11/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 62 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division said it will consider whether a carrier or self-insured employer had a reasonable explanation for not paying all temporary disability benefits due with the first payment. The division in 2016 said any first payment that doesn’t include...Read More

Women May Be at Higher Risk of PTSD, Commission Told 06/08/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
OAKLAND, California — Men have a higher risk of being exposed to traumatic events that could spark post-traumatic stress disorder, but women have a higher risk of developing PTSD, according to a report presented Thursday to a California labor-management committee. ...Read More
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