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WSI Releases New Fee Schedules Effective Jan. 1 12/21/2017
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance will implement new fee schedules on Jan. 1, raising reimbursements by 1.6% to 2.7% for several services, compared to last year’s rates. ...Read More
 
 

Written Premium Projected to Decline for 1st Time in 8 Years 12/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 704 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s written workers’ compensation premium is on track to decline in 2017 for the first time in eight years as premiums charged by carriers continued to drop and a slight decline in claim frequency was offset by only a modest increase in severity, according to a third-quarter ...Read More
 
 

WCD Publishes First List of Penalized Insurers 12/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The numbers are in, and the insurers operating in Oregon who paid the state the most in workers' comp-related penalties in the first quarter of 2017 were Old Republic General Insurance Corp., New York Marine and General Insurance Co., American Zurich Insurance Co., Farmington Casualty Co.&nbs...Read More
 
 

WCD Revises Forms to Reflect State Law Changes 12/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued two bulletins Tuesday, one dealing with the form and format for a worker’s request to change physician, and another related to the forms required for processing occupational disease or injury claims. ...Read More
 
 

Worker With PTD Couldn't Get Benefits Because of Failure to Give Notice of Injury 12/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a worker was not entitled to compensation for a herniated disc, since he failed to provide his employer with timely notice of the industrial injury. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Didn't Reattach to Labor Market 12/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a determination by the Workers’ Compensation Board as to a worker’s failure to prove he had reattached himself to the labor market, but it overturned the board’s findings as to his lost wage-earning capacity. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Pressured to Quit Job Didn't Have 'Meaningful Return to Work' 12/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an uncapped award of permanent partial disability benefits to a retail worker, finding she had not had a meaningful return to work because she had been pressured to resign. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Claim of Bogus Return-to-Work Offer Falls Within Exclusive Jurisdiction of DWC 12/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Supreme Court ruled that the state Division of Workers’ Compensation has exclusive jurisdiction over a worker’s claims that a carrier and its agent provided a sham offer of modified-duty work that enabled his employer to fire him. ...Read More
 
 

WCD Issues Reminder, Instructions on Death Benefit Increase 12/18/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 162 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued a reminder on Friday that death benefits will increase on Jan. 1, along with an explanation on how to calculate benefit levels.  ...Read More
 
 
WCD Updates Benefit Notice 12/15/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 358 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published a revised Bulletin No. 111 to implement legislative and regulatory changes to permanent total and death benefits that take effect at the start of the year. T...Read More
 
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