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New Fee Schedules Published 04/04/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission has published its 2018 fee schedule for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers, the commission chairman announced.  Published by Optum360, the schedule ...Read More

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Worker Injured While on Break 04/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a denial of disability retirement benefits to a public employee for his injuries from an accident that occurred while he was on a work break. ...Read More

No Duty Disability Benefits for Officer Injured During Trip to Retrieve Equipment 04/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to duty disability retirement benefits for injuries from a car accident that occurred as he was driving home to retrieve equipment that he had forgotten. ...Read More

Napier Ruling Could Mean More Claims, Higher Rates, Attorneys Say 04/02/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Coal miners and other workers are now more likely to file hearing-loss claims after a Kentucky court struck down part of the state's workers' compensation law, said attorneys who have studied the case. ...Read More

No Duty Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer Incapacitated by Infection 04/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to duty disability retirement benefits after a virulent staph infection rendered him incapable of continuing to perform his job duties, since he failed to prove that the infection resulted from a duty-related injury. ...Read More

NCCI Disputes Cost Shift From Comp to SSDI 03/28/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
As states have gradually whittled down workers’ compensation benefits, the costs of caring for injured workers has been shifted to other programs, some have theorized. ...Read More

No Additional Benefits for Worker Who Allegedly Developed New Back Pain 2 Years After Injury 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld the denial of a worker’s claim for additional benefits for a back injury after he allegedly developed new pain symptoms more than two years after his industrial accident. ...Read More

New Fee Schedule Will Result in 1.5% Cut in Physician Spending 03/23/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission has approved an update to the Medical Services Provider Manual that will add the latest Current Procedural Terminology codes established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  ...Read More

No Benefits for State Employee Injured in Fall on Public Sidewalk 03/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 155 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a state employee was not entitled to benefits for her injuries in a fall on a public sidewalk while walking to her office building. ...Read More

New Form Developed to Determine Second-Injury Fund Eligibility 03/21/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 115 min read
The Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation has proposed a rule regarding a questionnaire given to newly hired workers or those who have received a conditional job offer. ...Read More
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