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WCD Revises Worker Leasing Report Forms 08/28/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 99 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 169 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division revised forms that worker leasing companies must use to report workers provided to clients. ...Read More

Wyoming, Alaska Ranked Highest for Worker Fatalities in 2016 08/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Wyoming was the most dangerous state for workers in 2016, as ranked by fatal occupational injury rate, followed by Alaska and Montana, according to an analysis...Read More

WCD Proposes Reducing Surgery, Radiology and Pathology Conversion Factors 08/27/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 474 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board is proposing to reduce conversion factors used to calculate payment for surgery, radiology and pathology services. ...Read More

WCJ's Credibility Determinations Were Fatal to Worker's Claim of Back Injury 08/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 307 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker failed to prove his entitlement to benefits to an alleged back injury, since the workers’ compensation judge had rejected his testimony as lacking credibility. ...Read More

Work Comp Seminar for Medical Staff Offered in San Antonio 08/24/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Health care providers in the San Antonio area can bone up the Texas workers’ compensation system during a seminar on Sept. 19. The ...Read More

WCIRB Files Recommended 4.5% Cut in Advisory Rate 08/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Monday submitted a proposed 4.5% reduction in the pure premium rate, as announced previously. ...Read More

Worker 'Uses' Medical Benefits by Seeing Doctor, Even if Carrier Wasn't Billed for Visit 08/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 789 min read
The Montana Workers' Compensation Court ruled that a worker “used” his medical benefits by visiting his doctor, even though the doctor never billed the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier for the appointment. ...Read More

Workplace Deaths Highest Since 2008 08/21/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Oregon's 35 compensable workplace fatalities in 2017 were the most recorded in since 2008, when 46 workers were killed on the job, according to the state Department of Consumer and Business Services. ...Read More

Worker Didn't Miss Chance to Challenge Change in Disability Status Via IRE Process 08/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 124 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker’s failure to raise a constitutional challenge to the modification of his temporary total disability status did not bar him from seeking reinstatement after the impairment rating evaluation process was declared unconstitutional. ...Read More

Weekly Wage, Max Benefits to Rise Jan. 1 08/20/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The average weekly wage in Kentucky climbed 2.3% in 2017, which means that the maximum for indemnity benefits will rise, beginning Jan. 1, the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims said in a ...Read More
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