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Work Comp Pros to Testify to Congressional Committee on Opioids 05/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Two well-known medication experts will testify before Congress today on the opioid crisis and how the federal workers' compensation system is lagging behind several states' efforts.  ...Read More

WCIRB Finds Statistical Link Between Affordable Care Act, Soft-Tissue Claims 05/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 998 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A decrease in workers’ comp claims for soft-tissue injuries in certain industries and types of businesses may be the result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study from the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

WCIRB Committee Reviewing Possible Change to Audit Thresholds 05/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Classification and Rating Committee will discuss during a meeting on Tuesday a possible change to the premium threshold amount that triggers physical audits. ...Read More

Workers' Comp Bills Sinking Into the Bayou 05/07/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
With Louisiana lawmakers hoping to close out the legislative session early, several closely watched bills affecting workers' compensation benefits appear to be dying quiet deaths in both chambers.  ...Read More

Worker Wasn't Entitled to Reopening of Denied Claim Based on 'Road Rage' Incident 05/07/2018
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to a reopening of his comp claim to introduce evidence that allegedly undermined a prior administrative determination that his injuries from a “road rage” incident were not compensable. ...Read More

WCRI: Costs Stable Following SB 863 05/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Average workers’ compensation claim costs in the Golden State remained stable since the enactment of Senate Bill 863, the Workers Compensation Research Institute said in a statement announcing the publication of the 18th edition of its CompScope Benchmarks for California. ...Read More

Worker's Award Can Be Modified to Correct Miscalculation of Wages 05/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Industrial Commission had the authority to modify its calculation of benefits owed to an injured worker 18 years after the fact, and to collect its overpayment from the future benefits payable to him. ...Read More

WC Judge Makes Short List for State Appeals Court 05/03/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Georgia workers' compensation judge has made the short list for the state Court of Appeals. ...Read More

Worker's Surgeries Were Compensable, Since Injuries Hastened Need for Procedures 05/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to coverage for hip and knee replacement surgery, as substantial evidence indicated that his industrial accident had hastened the need for the procedures. ...Read More

WCA Accepting Comments on Reappointment of Judge 05/01/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 123 | 0
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is accepting comments on administrative law Judge Anthony “Tony” Couture, who is up for reappointment. ...Read More
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