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Bus Driver Gets PPD, Employer Doesn't Get Ruling on Claim to Credit 08/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a bus driver was entitled to permanent partial disability benefits for her injuries from a collision with a drunken driver, and that the Compensation Court correctly declined to rule on her employer’s entitlement to a credit. ...Read More
 
 

Burn, Amputation Bring $253K in Fines for Safety Violations 08/02/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Washington’s labor agency is proposing $253,320 in fines against a Seattle manufacturer for numerous safety violations after a worker was burned by molten aluminum, and another suffered the amputation of several fingers. ...Read More
 
 

Beacon Mutual Appoints Vice President of Claims 08/02/2018
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., the residual market insurer for Rhode Island businesses, has appointed Carmen Sharp as vice president of claims. ...Read More
 
 

Broker, Mayor in Spat Over Village's Insurance Contract 07/31/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 318 min read
A New York insurance broker has accused the Spring Valley village board and Mayor Alan Simon of refusing to consider his offer to provide insurance services. ...Read More
 
 

Board Adopts Clarification Changes to Reporting Rule 07/26/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has adopted amendments that correct typographical errors and clarify language of its rule on reports that must be submitted to the board, according to a notice...Read More
 
 

BWC Staff Recommending 12% Rate Decrease for Local Governments 07/20/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday that it is recommending a 12% rate reduction for school districts and local governments, to take effect Jan. 1. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Extend Comp to Volunteer First Responders 07/19/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Volunteer fire and ambulance workers should be eligible for the same workers' compensation benefits as paid employees, reads a bill introduced this week in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. ...Read More
 
 

Board Posts Plans for Transition to Electronic Medical Billing 07/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board on Monday laid out a three-part plan to implement electronic medical billing, which will be mandatory for all medical providers by Jan. 1, 2020. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Requiring Notice of Premium Hikes Goes to Governor; Other WC Bills Have to Wait 07/09/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 592 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
Another year, another veto threat. Gov. B...Read More
 
 
Board Suspends Doctor for Failing to Answer Interrogatory 07/06/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board suspended New York City doctor John Felix Waller’s authorization to treat injured workers after he failed to cooperate with its investigators. The board said that it served interrogatories to Dr. Waller’s last known business...Read More
 
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