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Report: Hearing Over Inmates' Entitlement to Comp Starts 08/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 390 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A hearing intended to determine whether inmates in Fresno County who were injured while assigned to a work crew are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits started Thursday, according to a report by the ...Read More

Refinery Worker Can't Force Removal of Judge or Proceed With Suit Against Employer 08/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an injured refinery worker was not entitled to have the trial judge presiding over her tort suit against her employer removed, and that she was limited to a recovery of workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty After Cashing Mom's Benefits Checks 08/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Rochester man this week pleaded guilty to forging his deceased mother's signature and cashing nearly $4,000 in benefits checks, the state Inspector General's Office said. ...Read More

Report: Construction Co. Had Record of Safety Violations Before Fatal Accident 08/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 437 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The contractor working on a seismic retrofit project for the 100-year-old Twin Peaks Tunnel where a worker was killed last week had a history of safety violations, according to a ...Read More

Ratings Board Releases Loss Costs for Job Classifications 08/03/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board has released new loss costs for hundreds of employment classifications, which insurers use to help determine premiums. ...Read More

Report: Cancer-Stricken Ex-Firefighter Trying to Get Comp 08/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 736 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A retired firefighter in Northern California is fighting to receive workers’ compensation benefits for cancer he believes he contracted as a result of his job, according to a Fox affiliate in Sacramento. ...Read More

Registration Opens for Workers' Comp Conference 08/02/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has opened registration for its Educational Conference & Exhibition, to be held Oct. 17-18 in Richmond. ...Read More

Rates Continue to Drop; Fees for Doctors and Therapists Going Up, Report Says 07/31/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The South Dakota Workers' Compensation Advisory Council met last week and reviewed a number of changes that will affect stakeholders for the next year or so, including new medical fee schedules, new application fees, and rates that have continued to drop. ...Read More

Report: Chronic Pain Patients Fearful of Opioid Prescribing Restrictions 07/30/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Chronic pain patients in Washington state told a Seattle-area television station they’re worried that new treatment guidelines being developed could further limit their access to opioids. ...Read More

Report: 12 Hanford Workers File Claims Under New Presumption 07/24/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
At least a dozen workers at the Hanford nuclear facility have filed workers’ compensation claims since a new Washington state law took effect creating a presumption of compensability for certain conditions, according to a ...Read More
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