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WCRI: Medical Prices Rising More Slowly in Fee-Schedule States 06/15/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 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

Roofing Contractor Cited Again for Fall Hazards 06/15/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 1 min read
A roofing contractor in Appleton, Wisconsin, is facing proposed federal penalties of $120,320 after allegedly failing to provide adequate fall protection to workers. ...Read More

Bills Would Allow More Types of Providers to Treat Workers 06/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Two similar bills in the New York Legislature would "modernize" workers' compensation medical care by allowing nurse practitioners, social workers and physical therapists to perform more services. One bill is sponsored by a Republican state senator, the other by a Democratic assembl...Read More

Court Overturns Award for Worker With Pre-Existing Knee Condition 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court overturned an award of benefits to a delivery driver with a pre-existing knee condition, concluding that the Workers’ Compensation Commission's finding of no industrial causation went against the manifest weight of the evidence. ...Read More

Bill Would Add Forest Firefighters to Cancer Presumption Statute 06/15/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 844 min read
Four state lawmakers have introduced legislation to add forest fire officers and fire/crash rescue officers to the list of fire and police personnel who are entitled to a presumption that specific cancers are compensable occupational diseases. ...Read More

Gov. Signs Bill Restoring Dedicated Workers' Comp Fund 06/15/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 346 min read
Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law a bill that fixes a mistake made earlier this year and restores a dedicated source of funding to the Office of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

New Reimbursement Manuals Not Available Because Fee Schedules Weren't Approved 06/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
If you're looking for new reimbursement manuals that detail changes in Florida's medical fee schedules, don't bother, the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation said this week. ...Read More

Postal Worker Convicted for Submitting $46K in False Travel Claims 06/15/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A federal jury convicted a Texas postal worker of theft of public money for submitting $46,000 in false travel reimbursement claims for treatment of an on-the-job injury. ...Read More

Suspension of Widow's Out-of-State Benefits Allows Her to Collect In-State 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a widow was entitled to death benefits through the state workers’ compensation system during the time her benefits payable through the comp system of another state were suspended. ...Read More

Court Tosses Part of Worker's Labor Law Claim for Injuries From Falling Steel Beam 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner and construction manager should have been granted summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claims against them for negligence and violations of Labor Law Section 200. ...Read More
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