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Workers' Compensation News

Governor Signs Medical Examiner Chaperone Bill 07/17/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 1184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a bill that allows injured workers to bring chaperones to employer-requested medical examinations. Ige on July 10 signed SB 859, by Sen Gilbert S.C. Keith-Aga...Read More
Priority Care Solutions Partners With MultiPlan to Broaden Network 07/17/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1195 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Priority Care Solutions is partnering with MultiPlan Inc. to provide PCS clients with access to the MultiPlan workers’ compensation network, the companies announced last week. MultiPlan’s network includes 2,200 hospitals, 106,000 ancillary facilities and 490,000 directly contr...Read More

Exxon Faces $165K in OSHA Fines Following Refinery Explosion 07/17/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 976 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Exxon Mobil Corp. is facing proposed federal penalties of $165,000 stemming from nine alleged safety violations discovered following an explosion that injured four workers at a Baton Rouge refinery last year. ...Read More

Hearing Postponed Again Over Contested Proposed Rule on Fee Disputes 07/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
An administrative law judge has again postponed a hearing in which providers and their billing companies are opposing a proposed rule that would allow the Division of Workers’ Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts. ...Read More
Comp Claimant Among 29 Charged With Insurance Fraud 07/17/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1572 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers’ compensation claimant was among 29 people arrested during an insurance fraud sweep by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. ...Read More

Two Worker Deaths in One Month Bring $21K in OSHA Citations 07/17/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 1521 | 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

Reliance Partners Opens Buffalo Office 07/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1137 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance brokerage Reliance Partners on Friday opened a new office in Buffalo, New York. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Publishes Strategic Plan for 2018 07/17/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 1225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of administering the state’s workers’ compensation system, the Idaho Industrial Commission said it will focus on timely dispute resolution and technological improvements over the next four years. ...Read More

Worker Had Adequate Notice of Contents of Letter He Didn't Open 07/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 1071 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that a worker received “actual notice” of the pending termination of his benefits, despite his refusal — or inability — to open the letter and read its contents. ...Read More

Board Approves Disability Retirement for Officer With PTSD From Pulse Nightclub Shooting 07/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1612 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Police Pension Board for the City of Orlando approved a disability retirement for a 37-year-old officer diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, a decision that the officer's attorney called “unprecedented,” ...Read More
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