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Medical and Indemnity Costs, Combined Ratios Continue to Climb 11/06/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation in Louisiana last year saw declining premium volume and frequency, increasing indemnity and medical costs, and deteriorating combined ratios, the National Council on Compensation Insurance says. ...Read More

Maximum and Minimum Income Benefits Raised 1.6% 11/01/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The maximum weekly indemnity benefits for calendar year 2018 will be $848.41, based on the average weekly wage of the same amount for calendar year 2016, the Department of Workers’ Claims says. ...Read More

Most Assembly Democrats Decry Draft Impairment Guidelines 10/31/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 552 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The vast majority of Democratic Assembly members have joined two Democratic leaders in the Senate to oppose the State Workers’ Compensation Board’s draft impairment guidelines, and have asked the agency to scrap them entirely and start over. ...Read More

MWCC to Host Q&A on Online Claims Filing System 10/30/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission plans to host a question-and-answer session for attorneys and legal staff who'd like to learn how to use its online claims filing system. ...Read More

Medical Costs Per Claim Fell 10% in 2015, WCRI Study Finds 10/27/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical costs per workers’ compensation claim in Indiana decreased for the first time in more than a decade in 2015, the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s CompScope Medical Benchmarks for Indiana report shows. ...Read More

Man Who Drove Trucks for Farm Was Agricultural Employee, Appellate Court Decides 10/20/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IN | Segment: Top | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Indiana man injured while working on a farm cannot collect workers’ compensation benefits because, as in 11 other states, the Hoosier State excludes agricultural employees from its workers’ compensation scheme. ...Read More

Maximum Benefit Rates Increased by 1.8% 10/20/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 586 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arkansas’ maximum total disability rate will increase 1.8% to $673 per week on Jan. 1 due to an increase in the state’s average weekly wage. ...Read More

Mail Carrier Who Accepted Bus Driver Job While Injured Sentenced to Probation 10/18/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 24-year-old mail carrier must pay roughly $4,000 after pleading guilty to charges stemming from accusations that he took a job with Washington, D.C.’s bus service while out on a work injury, ...Read More

McLeod Occupational Health to Host Seminar 10/17/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
McLeod Occupational Health, in partnership with insurance defense law firm McAngus, Goudelock & Courie, will host a seminar on workers’ compensation on Nov. 3. ...Read More

Mary Elizabeth Butler Appointed Insurance Department Chief of Staff 10/16/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelan has appointed Mary Elizabeth Butler as the insurance department's chief of staff. In her new role,...Read More
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