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Workers' Compensation News


 
Use of Naloxone is Topic of Webinar 01/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Optum’s workers’ compensation division has scheduled a webinar for Jan. 19 on the use of naloxone for treating opioid overdose. The free, one-hour webinar will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific time. The webinar will detail how naloxone works, its dosage forms and its use in wo...Read More
 
 

Using Providers Experienced With Comorbidities Seen as Way to Improve Outcomes 12/20/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 626 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
One key to achieving better outcomes for injured workers who have comorbidities such as diabetes or excessive weight might be to steer them to providers with the best track records for those types of cases, some say. ...Read More
 
 

U.S. Senator Proposes Reform to Comp Law Affecting Wildland Firefighters 12/20/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A U.S. senator from Montana is proposing legislation that would keep injured wildland firefighters on their pre-injury retirement track.  ...Read More
 
 

UEGF Has No Liability for Benefits to Trucker Covered by Out-of-State Policy 12/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that the state Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund did not have liability for a claim by the employee of an out-of-state employer that did not maintain comp coverage in Pennsylvania. ...Read More
 
 
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Challenge to NFL Concussion Settlement 12/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 545 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The United States Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two petitions for certirorari challenging the adequacy of the National Football League's massive class-action settlement with former players for failing to warn them about the long-term health risks of brain injuries they sustain...Read More
 
 

University Employees to Face Civil Liability for Accident That Paralyzed Colleague 12/07/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 447 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A Missouri appellate court last week ruled that a group of Southeast Missouri University employees may face civil liability to a colleague who was left paralyzed after a workplace accident. ...Read More
 
 

USPS Fined $342K for Mishandling Bodily Fluid Exposure 12/05/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The U.S. Postal Service received a $342,059 fine late last month for mishandling workers' exposure to infectious bodily fluids. This sprin...Read More
 
 

Uncertainty Rules Comp Market Following Judge's Ruling 11/29/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 640 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
A lower court decision last week voiding a 14.5% rate increase and declaring that NCCI and Florida regulators held secret, unlawful deliberations raises more questions than it answers, the state's top workers' compensation judge said Monday. ...Read More
 
 
Updated WC-400 Form Made Available 11/17/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Michigan's workers' compensation agency has made available a new version of the Insurer's Notice of Issuance of Policy form. The new Form WC-400 is available here. Carriers must use ...Read More
 
 

Up to 4 Delegates of Pharmacist Can Request PMP Reports, Rule Change Says 11/16/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
New Mexico has specified who and how many people can access a patient's information on the state's prescription monitoring program (PMP) database.  ...Read More
 
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