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Workers' Compensation News


L&I Tries to Refocus Vocational Rehab on Return to Work 07/10/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 521 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries launched a rulemaking process intended to help shift the focus of vocational rehabilitation services from determining benefit eligibility to returning injured employees to work. ...Read More

6th Circuit Strikes Down Ban on Solicitation of Comp Claimants 07/10/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A federal appellate court struck down Ohio’s statutory prohibition on the solicitation of workers’ compensation clients as a violation of the First Amendment. ...Read More

1st DCA Overturns Denial of Sanctions Against Attorney 07/10/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A Florida appellate court overturned the denial of a worker’s request for sanctions against an attorney over an allegedly false statement. ...Read More

NJCRIB Unveils Improved Data Upload System 07/10/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 134 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau this week unveiled a new version of its Manage Data tool, which allows carriers to input, edit and view policy and statistical data, almost in real time. ...Read More

Court Upholds Directed Verdict for Carrier 07/10/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld a directed verdict in favor of a workers’ compensation insurance carrier on a worker’s challenge to the denial of his claim. ...Read More

Broadspire Partners With Carisk Imaging on Diagnostic Testing 07/10/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Broadspire, a third-party claims administrator, is partnering with Carisk Imaging to provide access to radiology networks, appointment scheduling and billing services for workers’ compensation. ...Read More

Ambulance Workers Say They Need PTSD Benefits, Too 07/10/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 88 min read
Ambulance workers experience grisly scenes and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, too, according to emergency personnel in Connecticut who are miffed that a new workers' compensation law does not include them. ...Read More

Construction Company Contests Citations After Worker Dies in Collapse 07/10/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Long Island construction company for alleged violations of workplace safety hazards after a worker was killed in a structure collapse. ...Read More

Bellevue Worker Waits Two Years on Claim 07/10/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A worker at New York City's famed Bellevue Hospital is finally seeing some relief, two years after he said he was assaulted by a coworker and injured his back — a case involving bungled evidence that required the claim to be reopened earlier this year. ...Read More

Texas Mutual Gives $53,000 for City's Comp Safety Program 07/10/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has granted a $53,000 dividend to the City of Converse for maintaining a workers' compensation safety program. A local ...Read More
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