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House Passes Bills Prohibiting Unreasonable Denials, Creating Opioid Rules 04/10/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a bill that would prohibit unreasonable denials of workers’ compensation claims, and another measure requiring doctors to inform injured workers about potential risks when prescribing opioids. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Increase PPD Benefits 04/10/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 99 min read
The Alaska House of Representatives passed a bill that would nearly double the base amount used to calculate permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

High Court Rejects Worker's Challenge to Order Terminating Benefit Eligibility 04/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 316 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a worker could not challenge an administrative order that terminated his eligibility for re-employment benefits, since he had missed the deadline for taking such action and had failed to prove his entitlement. ...Read More

Heavy-Equipment Operator Gets PPD Award for Hearing Loss From Employer of 2 Months 04/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a heavy-equipment operator was entitled to an award of permanent partial disability benefits for hearing loss from his employer of fewer than two months. ...Read More

HealthSmart Appoints VP for Sales in Casualty Claims Division 04/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
HealthSmart, a third-party administrator of health plans for self-insured employers, announced Tuesday the appointment of Dean Mandis as vice president of sales for its Casualty Claims Solutions division. ...Read More

House Finalizes Bill to Double Benefits for Correctional Officers 04/04/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 597 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 164 min read
The Maryland House of Representatives on Monday night agreed to minor changes in legislation that would double disability benefits for injured correctional officers. The move gives final approval to HB 205, which...Read More

High Court Agrees to Decide Whether Unemployed Volunteers Can Get Wage Benefits 03/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether wage-replacement benefits should go to someone who had no wages. A ruling for the p...Read More

Hearing Loss Disability Rules Are Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules 03/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 361 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The 8% solution is no solution at all, the Kentucky Court of Appeals said in a ruling that could affect workers' compensation in the Bluegrass State for years to come. ...Read More
House Gives Final Approval to Overhaul of WC Laws 03/28/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Kentucky House of Representatives on Tuesday gave final approval to comprehensive changes to the state's workers compensation system, a move that supporters said would save businesses millions of dollars per year. ...Read More

How One Farmer Closed a WC Loophole in His State 03/26/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
Tennessee farmers will soon be protected by the grand bargain, if the governor signs HB 2105 into law. ...Read More
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