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Supreme Court Rejects Commission's Allocation of Worker's PTD Award 06/08/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a decision overturning the Industrial Commission's allocation of a worker’s permanent disability award across three accidents from her tenure with two employers. ...Read More

Study Committee Formed to Examine Troubled Second-Injury Fund 06/08/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
With just months remaining before the state's second-injury fund becomes insolvent, lawmakers are taking baby steps toward resolving the crisis. ...Read More

State Fund Says Opioid Focus Cut Prescriptions by Half 06/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 832 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund said it was able to cut in half the number of injured workers receiving opioids over the last four years, thanks in large part to efforts to educate providers about the risks associated with narcotic painkillers. ...Read More
Solano County Extends TPA Contract With Athens Administrators 06/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Solano County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a two-year extension to its contract with Athens Administrators to manage its workers’ compensation claims. Supervisors on Tuesday voted to extend the contract with Athens through June 30, 2020. The third-party administrator...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies 'Traumatic Event' Standard for Police Officers with Psyche Disabilities 06/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a police officer was exposed to a "traumatic event" when he responded to a grisly car wreck, but another officer's distress from the violent conclusion to a hostage situation did not qualify as such. ...Read More

Surgeon Gets Supervised Release in $87,000 Fraud Scheme 06/07/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
An upstate New York orthopedic surgeon was sentenced this week to one year of supervised release and he must pay almost $87,000 in restitution for defrauding the workers' compensation system. ...Read More

Subsequent Injuries Are Common and Costly, Report Finds 06/06/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 428 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
Far from being a rare occurrence, subsequent workplace injuries in employees who have already suffered one work-related injury are “common and costly,” according to a new report from the Texas D...Read More

Sunz Acquires Case Management Company Ascential 06/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Sunz Holdings has acquired Ascential Care Partners LLC, a national, accredited case management and utilization review company. ...Read More

SAIF Hires Chief Actuarial Officer 06/06/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. has hired Laura Robison as its new chief actuarial officer. ...Read More
SAIF Corp. Board Meeting to Discuss Finances, Dividends 06/05/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. will discuss dividends and finances during a meeting Wednesday in Salem. Directors are scheduled to only discuss a dividend, not to vote on any recommendation. The agenda for the meeting doesn’t have any information about the pote...Read More
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