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Workers' Compensation News

ICA Soliciting Legislative Proposals for 2016 11/11/2015
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 545 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is inviting the public to recommend legislation for the upcoming session at a Nov. 12 meeting in Phoenix. The 2015 legislative shareholder's meeting is an opportunity for people who work with the commission to comment on issues and propose bills fo...Read More

Fallin Appoints Attorney to Fill out Murdered Labor Commissioner's Term 11/11/2015
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 2529 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Mary Fallin Oklahoma G...Read More
Double Dipper Accused of Collecting Both Comp and Food Stamps 11/11/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 3617 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York woman has been charged with felony welfare and insurance fraud after investigators discovered that she was collecting workers' compensation benefits and food stamps while working, according to a report in the Madiso...Read More
Plan Ahead for Hearings Involving Limited English Speakers, Parties Advised 11/11/2015
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Claimants and defendants with limited English and their lawyers in Maryland are being reminded about the rules on the provision of interpreter services. The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission posted a notice on its website that interpreter services will not be provided to ...Read More
Board to Collect 2nd Injury Fund Assessments in 2016 11/11/2015
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 776 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board announced Tuesday that it will collect an assessment to pay for operations of its Second Injury Fund next year. The board is required to levy an assessment if the balance of the fund on or before Nov. 1 is less than 135% of the previous year'...Read More

State Close to Regulating Uber, Lyft, Drivers Defined as Independent 11/11/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 3487 | 0 | Popular with Legal
(image via Lyft) Legislators in Ohio are mo...Read More
Insurance Carriers Urged to Contact Injured Workers, Prescribers of Newly N-listed Drugs 11/11/2015
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Guidance on the change of status of two medications for chronic long-term pain has been issued by the Texas Department of Insurance. The two opioid drugs, Fentanyl Transdermal Patches and MS-Contin, must, from Feb. 1 next year, have pre-authorization approval prior to being pres...Read More
Carrier Can't Initiate 3rd-Party Tort Suit if Worker Has Suit Pending 11/11/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 2941 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a comp carrier cannot file a tort suit against a third-party tortfeasor who allegedly caused a worker's compensable accident if the worker already has a pending suit. Case: Schecter v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co., No. A15A1209, 10/30/2015, publish...Read More
Stanley Law Offices Appoints WC, Personal Injury Attorney in Syracuse 11/11/2015
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 774 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Stanley Law announced Tuesday the appointment of Brianne M. Carbonaro as a workers' compensation and personal injury attorney at its Syracuse, New York, office. ...Read More
Insys Wins Coming and Going with Fentanyl, Naloxone Formulations 11/10/2015
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal government gave the green light to fast track development of an opioid overdose antidote to a pharmaceutical company that earlier this year paid Oregon more than $1 million for marketing its fentanyl spray for off-label uses and faces similar investigations in other jurisdictions...Read More
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