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Nov. 17 NCOIL Meeting to Cover Physician Dispensing, Compounded Drugs 10/25/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) will hold its annual meeting on Nov. 17 at the Phoenix Grand Sheraton.  ...Read More

No Benefits for Scrapyard Worker After Alleged Fall Into Pit 10/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals declined to disturb the denial of benefits to a scrap metal worker who allegedly suffered a back injury in a workplace fall. ...Read More

No Benefits for Family of Worker Killed in Accident While Driving 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that the family of a worker who was killed in a car accident was not entitled to benefits in the absence of evidence establishing where the worker was headed when he died.   ...Read More

New NIOSH Center Will Study Robots in Workplace 10/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has launched a new center to study the safety and health implications of robots in the workplace. ...Read More

Number of QMEs Falls as Panel Requests Increase 10/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, California — The number of qualified medical evaluators in California’s workers’ comp system continues to decline, even as requests for QME panels have soared 87% over the last 10 years, according to a report unveiled Thursday. ...Read More

No Supreme Court Review for Self-Represented Petitioner 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 834 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court will not be reviewing a self-represented worker’s challenge to an administrative determination that she had failed to timely file a petition to reopen her comp claim. ...Read More

No Death Benefits for Unmarried Live-In Partners, Appellate Court Affirms 10/19/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A disabled woman who relied on her live-in boyfriend of 13 years for income couldn’t collect death benefits after he died because they were an unmarried couple living together, ...Read More

NCCI Reassesses How Medical Inflation Is Measured 10/18/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical costs can account for half or more of benefits paid to injured workers, so the rate of medical inflation is watched closely by many in the workers’ comp industry. ...Read More

No Permanent Partial Disability Award for Ironworker Who Had Shoulder Replacement 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Court of Appeals upheld a denial of permanent partial disability benefits to an ironworker after he underwent a total shoulder replacement. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends 7.6% Reduction in Voluntary Rate 10/17/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has recommended a 7.6% decrease for the Kansas voluntary market and a 5.8% decrease for the assigned risk market, the state Department of Insurance announced Monday. ...Read More
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