Workers' Compensation News
Attorney Reprimanded for Borrowing Settlement Proceeds From Client
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The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded a Valdosta-based claimants’ attorney for having admittedly acquired a pecuniary interest in a former’s client’s settlement funds while still representing the client.
CRIB Files for 5.1% Rate Decrease
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The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has submitted a filing seeking a 5.1% decrease in the overall level of rates and rating values, effective Jan. 1.
Lawmakers Making Another Pass at PTSD Benefits for 1st Responders
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Florida lawmakers are again pursuing legislation that would make first responders eligible for benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, despite a general exclusion in state law for mental injuries that are not accompanied by a physical ailment.
BWC Floats Rule on Behavioral Assessments
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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is accepting comments from providers on a rule proposing standards for behavioral assessments.
Top Comp Drug Lyrica Approved in Extended-Release Formula
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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Pfizer has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an extended-release form of Lyrica, one of the top prescription drugs in workers’ comp.
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NY - Activists Protest Proposed WCB Changes to Impairment Rating Method
Groups of workers' advocates have continued to pressure the state Workers' Compensation Board to not adopt rules that would change how impairment ratings are decided — a move, they say, that would reduce benefits.
The Albany Times-Union reported Wednesday that activists in Buffalo, Brooklyn, Hauppauge and Long Island were set to submit "thousands of petitions" to their local Workers' Compensation Board offices, as well as to the board's headquarters in Menands.
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has come o.
CA - Governor Appoints Parisotto as AD
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Gov. Jerry Brown appointed George Parisotto as administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Parisotto served as acting administrative director since February 2016, when Destie Overpeck left the agency for a position with the State Bar of California.
He joined the DWC in 1998 and has held positions including acting chief counsel and industrial relations counsel during his tenure.
Prior to joining the DWC, Parisotto was a workers’ compensation claims examiner for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Energy Employees Occupational I.
NV - Insurance Division Schedules Hearing on Proposed TPA Rules
The Nevada Division of Insurance will hold a hearing Oct. 25 on proposed rules relating to financial statements filed by third-party administrators.
Nevada law requires newly formed businesses to file a balance sheet with estimated income and expenses for the first year, and evidence that the third-party administrator can pay its obligations as they become due.
The proposed rules would require businesses to file a financial statement that has been reviewed by an independent certified public accountant.
The requirement that each application for a certificate of registration as an administrat.
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
CA - San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges
CA - Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February
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