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Workers' Compensation News

WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee Meets Thursday 05/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Classification and Rating Committee will meet in Oakland on Thursday. The meeting, which is open to the public, will include a review of preliminary 2019 classification relativities. The meeting will begin ...Read More

Worker's Delay in Requesting Hearing Didn't Warrant Dismissal of Claim 05/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled that a worker’s timely filed claim was not subject to dismissal because of his delay in requesting a hearing. ...Read More
WCD Updates Cost-of-Living Matrix, Vocation Assistance Limits 05/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 99 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division revised its cost-of-living matrix and increased the cap on vocational rehabilitation benefits. The cost-of-living matrix contains conversion factors used to calculate a person’s benefits based on the year they were injured. The con...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Claims for Violation of Labor Law, Building Code 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to proceed with his Labor Law claim for a back injury that was allegedly caused by his effort to push a suspended scaffold out of a recessed area where it had swung, as well as a claim based on an alleged violation of the buildi...Read More

Worker Waited Too Long to Challenge Employer's Classification of 'Non-Assault' Injury 05/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker lost the ability to challenge his employer’s decision to classify his on-the-job injury as a “non-assault injury” by waiting to object until he was fired when his leave of absence expired. ...Read More
WCS Gets New Phone Number After Completing Las Vegas Move 05/18/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section has a new phone number to go along with a new office in Las Vegas. The Department of Industrial Relations on Wednesday said it completed the move from the suburb of Henderson to the State Business Center at 3360 W. Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas th...Read More

Worker Gets Fee Award for Securing Change in Scope of Employer's Claim Acceptance 05/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 166 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of attorney fees after prevailing on her employer to acknowledge liability for a condition that should have been encompassed within the acceptance of her wrist injury claim. ...Read More

Worker Sentenced to 30 Days After Pleading Guilty to Fraud 05/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1025 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A Southern California man was sentenced to 30 days in county jail after pleading guilty to a workers’ compensation fraud charge for misrepresenting his limitations, according to Probe Information Services. ...Read More

Worker Can't Enforce Settlement Agreement Conditioned on CMS Approval of MSA 05/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not enforce a settlement agreement and penalize her employer for failing to make payment when the employer’s obligation was conditioned upon the approval of a Medicare set-aside account, which had not yet been established....Read More
Workshop Will Explain New Rules for Reimbursement Disputes 05/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a workshop May 30 to discuss proposed rules regarding reimbursement disputes between carriers and health care providers, the division announced Monday. The ...Read More
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