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Workers' Compensation News


WCIRB Launches New Web Service for Carriers 09/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 674 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau launched a web-based service providing insurers with real-time access to risk data including experience modifications, reported policyholder names and addresses, and assigned classifications. ...Read More

With Gavin as CEO, Injured Workers' Pharmacy to Explore New Directions 09/26/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 620 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A mail-order pharmacy that provides medication to injured workers in disputed claims is now ready to start building stronger relationships with payers. ...Read More

Worker Can Recover Costs for Videotaping His Expert's Deposition 09/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to an award of costs for the videographic and stenographic expenses he incurred in deposing his medical expert, but not the amount that he paid for a copy of his the transcript of the deposition of his employer’s expert. ...Read More

WCA Posts Medical Data Report, Opioid Supplement 09/26/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration posted to its website an analysis of medical spending and a separate supplemental report on opioid use...Read More

Worker Stuck With $100K Bill After Failing to Respond to Suit With Due Diligence 09/25/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Illinois appellate court ordered an injured worker to pay more than four times the state's fee schedule rate for medical services because he failed to respond to a lawsuit from the medical provider while he pursued a third-party lawsuit. ...Read More
WCB to Discuss Hiring Judges at Thursday Meeting 09/22/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss the possible hiring of administrative law judges during its meeting Thursday in Salem. A meeting notice says members of the board are sched...Read More

Worker's Delay in Filing Petition Was Fatal to Claim 09/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker waited too long to file a claim for additional benefits after she allegedly lost the ability to continue working in 2011. ...Read More

Worker's Disability Retirement Benefits Can't Be Offset From Comp Benefits 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that a former school teacher’s workers’ compensation benefits were not subject to an offset for the disability retirement benefits she was receiving through the state retirement and pension system for a different disabling condition. ...Read More

Worker's Inconsistencies in Reporting Alleged Injury Were Fatal to Claim 09/21/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the denial of workers’ compensation benefits to a worker who delayed reporting his alleged injury to his employer and provided inconsistent accounts of his symptoms to his treating doctors. ...Read More

WCD Proposes Rules to Implement 2017 Bills 09/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division opened two rule-making actions to implement changes made by four bills lawmakers passed in 2017 relating to claims administration and self-insurance regulations. ...Read More
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