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Workers' Compensation News

School District Appeals Decision in Favor of Shooting Victim 12/30/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Robeson County, N.C. school district is appealing a decision by the North Carolina Industrial Commission that a middle-school principal who was shot in the face while commuting to work is eligible for workers' compensation benefits, the Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday.Th...Read More
State Bar's Comp Section Releases Future Event Dates 12/28/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Section of the California State Bar has announced new dates for its upcoming workers' compensation programs. The section has scheduled spring education conferences for March 12 in Concord, March 26 in Los Angeles, and May 14 in Santa Barbara. ...Read More
State Worker Can't File Jones Act Suit, Court Concludes 12/27/2010
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 228 | 0
An injured state employee's exclusive remedy is the workers' compensation system, Louisiana's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal ruled. Case: Joey James v. State of Louisiana, No. 10-399, 12/22/10. Published. Facts: Joey James, a senior wildlife enforcement agent, was wo...Read More
State Fund Probe Moving Slowly, Years Later 12/22/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Griggs, EditorA nearly four-year investigation of possible corruption by former officials of State Compensation Insurance Fund continues, but so far no indictments have been handed down nor charges filed.Th...Read More
Second Injury Fund Appeal Window Starts With Compensability 12/22/2010
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 106 | 0
When the Second Injury Fund is involved in proceedings before the workers' compensation commission, the 20-day window to appeal a decision starts when the fund is made aware of its potential liability, not when an order for payment is issued, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled last week....Read More
Senators Reject Strickland Choices for Workers' Comp Board 12/22/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 137 | 0
The Ohio state Senate on Tuesday rejected 78 of outgoing Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland's appointments, including three members of Bureau of Workers' Compensation board of directors, the Columbus Dispatch reported.The Senate voted to turn down Strickland's proposed reappointm...Read More
Start of DWC's New Electronic Filing System Delayed to March 1 12/22/2010
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 161 | 0 | Popular with Medical
The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation announced the anticipated start date for its electronic filing and case management system, known as "PERFECT," has been delayed until "approximately March 1, 2011."The division reported the delay is due to "difficulties in the migration of E...Read More
SCF Arizona Joins Forces with Blue Cross Providers 12/21/2010
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 161 | 0
The largest workers' compensation insurer in Arizona has signed a deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona to expand its provider network in the northern part of the state, including the Flagstaff area.SCF Arizona this month arranged with Blue Cross to adopt its network, which inc...Read More
Senators Re-draft Zadroga Bill in Quest for Lame Duck Passage 12/21/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 311 | 0
Backers of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act have pared down the price tag of the first responders' bill and changed its funding mechanism to try and win passage in the U.S. Senate before Congress goes home for Christmas.U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schu...Read More
SWCB Revises Inpatient Hospital Fees 12/20/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 461 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) said Friday it has revised the inpatient hospital fee schedule based on changes in the state's Medicaid system.SWCB Chairman Robert Beloten said the state Department of Health is required by law to establish workers' compe...Read More
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