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Two Worker Deaths in One Month Bring $21K in OSHA Citations 07/17/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 469 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Kentucky auto parts manufacturer faces $21,000 in fines after two workers died days apart in unrelated accidents last October, The State Journal reported Friday....Read More
 
 

Three Court Reporting Firms Sue State for Alleged Breach of Contract 07/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 301 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Three court reporting firms are suing the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation and the Procurement Bureau, alleging the agencies reneged on their three-year contracts and wrongfully selected other vendors. ...Read More
 
 

Trucker's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Caused No Permanent Impairment 07/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court reinstated a decision by the Office of Judges that found a truck driver had no permanent impairment from carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read More
 
 

Terrorism Bill on Agenda for Senate Committee 07/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations will hear testimony Wednesday on a bill that would create a presumption of appropriateness for medical treatment requested by physicians treating workers injured during an act of domestic terrorism. ...Read More
 
 

Three Companies Selected to Provide Certified Court Reports Through July 28 07/11/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 283 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Three firms will provide the certified court reports for all courts in the Division of Workers’ Compensation through July 28, Director and Chief Judge of Compensation Russell Wojtenko Jr. ...Read More
 
 
Treatment for Fecal Incontinence Requires Preauthorization 07/10/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sacral nerve stimulation for treatment of fecal incontinence will require preauthorization beginning Sept. 1, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries announced. Fecal incontinence is a condition in which passage of excrement through the anal canal is not sufficiently ...Read More
 
 

Tim McMahon Joins Health Care Team at Koch Co. 07/05/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Harry A. Koch Co., an Omaha-based insurance broker, has hired Tim McMahon as sales executive for the health care team within the company’s commercial lines insurance group. ...Read More
 
 
TDI Sets Discount, Interest Rate for 4th Quarter at 4.71% 06/28/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 402 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance has set the discount and interest rate for the fourth quarter at 4.71%, up from the current rate of 4.5%. Division of Workers' Compensation Commissioner W. Ryan Brannan announced the rate change in a memo issued Monday.  The rate was calc...Read More
 
 

Three New Comp Laws Signed by Governor and in Effect Saturday 06/28/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed three workers’ compensation bills, including two that aim to increase insurers’ diligence at combatting fraud. ...Read More
 
 

TDI to Host Waco Safety Summit on Aug. 3 06/23/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 472 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold its Regional Safety Summit in Waco on Aug. 3, the agency reminded stakeholders Wednesday. ...Read More
 
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