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DWC Schedules Public Hearing on Med-Legal Fee Schedule Changes 09/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation said it will hold a public hearing to discuss changes to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule after receiving an “overwhelming response” to rules that were proposed in May. ...Read More

NCCI: No Evidence That ACA Reduced Claims Filed on Mondays 09/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance said it found no evidence that the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of workers’ compensation claims filed on Mondays. ...Read More

Proposed Rules Raise Many Questions on What Makes for PTSD 09/20/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
Six months after the Florida Legislature deemed post-traumatic stress disorder a workplace injury, and just days before the law takes effect, state regulators are still grappling with the essence of the issue: What horrible scenes qualify a first responder for compensation? ...Read More

Prior Rulings in Worker's Case Didn't Qualify Her for MITF Compensation 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 228 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court this week ruled that adjudication of a pre-existing, non-work related disability made simultaneously with adjudication of a pre-existing work-related injury could not support an award of permanent total disability benefits payable by the Multiple Injury Trust Fund...Read More

Court Revives Wrongful Death Claim by Worker's Alleged Common-Law Wife 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Texas appellate court revived a wrongful death claim by the alleged common-law wife of a worker killed in a gas pipeline explosion. Ca...Read More

TDI Proposes Rules to Implement Captive Legislation 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has proposed rules to implement legislation passed in 2017 intended to make it easier to form captive insurance companies. ...Read More

Employer Owed No Duty to Provide Medical Care to Worker Who Suffered Stroke 09/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with a negligence claim against his employer for failing to provide medical assistance after he suffered a stroke at work. ...Read More

L&I Proposing 5% Rate Decrease for 2019 09/20/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 45 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
Washington employers will enjoy a 5% reduction in workers’ compensation costs next year, the Department of Labor Industries announced. ...Read More

Austin City Council Drops Lawsuit Against Firefighter 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Less than two weeks after an Austin firefighter complained to a news station about the city’s aggressive legal actions over her cancer claims, the City Council has voted to drop the lawsuit. ...Read More

NJCRIB Announces New Fines for Late Submissions 09/20/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has revised its fines for late financial data submissions, the agency announced Wednesday. ...Read More
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