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No Benefits for Widow of Worker With Occupational Pneumoconiosis 05/22/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s widow was not entitled to dependents benefits, since she failed to prove that the worker’s occupational pneumoconiosis was a material, contributing factor in his death. ...Read More

Direct Deposit Payment Bill Gets Another Shot 05/22/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A bill that would authorize payments to injured workers by direct deposit will have another shot at approval in the New Hampshire legislature. ...Read More

Bill to Exempt Comp Fund From Reserve Limit Sent to Governor 05/22/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 9 min read
A bill that would exempt the administrative account used to finance Colorado’s workers’ compensation system from a reserve limit that applies to funds of other state agencies was sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper for approval. ...Read More

ICA to Require Form for Accepting Medical-Only Claims 05/22/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona announced that insurance carriers and self-insured employers will have to start using a specified form to accept medical-only claims, beginning Aug. 20. ...Read More

Heavy Fines Proposed for Alleged Lead Exposure at Battery Plant 05/22/2018
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 34 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
A Milwaukee battery manufacturer is facing proposed penalties of $147,822 for allegedly exposing employees to lead and failing to implement an effective lead management program. ...Read More

Attorney Gets 2-Year Suspension for Engaging in Unauthorized Practice of Law 05/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York attorney got herself suspended from the practice of law earlier this month for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in neighboring New Jersey. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified 05/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting comments through June 20 on a proposed rule regarding crane operator certification requirements. ...Read More

Bill Would Modify How Some Ag Workers' Weekly Wage Is Calculated 05/22/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 17 min read
A Minnesota lawmaker introduced legislation at the last minute Saturday that would recalculate the average weekly wage for some part-time agricultural employees. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Hearings in WC District, Not City of Injury 05/22/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The South Carolina governor has signed into law a measure that will mean less driving for workers' compensation judges and staff, but perhaps more miles for workers and employers. ...Read More
Education Seminar to Cover Workplace Safety, Opioid Solutions 05/22/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 42 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation will host an education seminar August 15-16 to examine regulations, workplace safety and medical issues in the state. The seminar at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, will include dozens of sessions and more than 100 ven...Read More
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