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Workers' Compensation News


Medical Costs Per Claim Low, Stable From 2010-15, WCRI Finds 12/15/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 1110 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Of the 18 states that had their 2010-15 workers’ compensation medical costs analyzed by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, Michigan’s were among the lowest, the nonprofit organization reported. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Additional TTD for Worker's Hernia Injury 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the report of the doctor who performed a physician review constituted “some evidence” to support a denial of a worker’s claim for temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

High Court Upholds Termination of Worker for Failing to Provide Medical Documentation 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 1297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a worker did not comply with his employer’s demand to provide medical documentation to a workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More
WCD Updates Benefit Notice 12/15/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 1361 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published a revised Bulletin No. 111 to implement legislative and regulatory changes to permanent total and death benefits that take effect at the start of the year. T...Read More

L&I Proposing Crystalline Silica Exposure Rules 12/15/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 3585 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is proposing to adopt a standard addressing respirable crystalline silica exposure in the workplace to ensure its occupational safety requirements are at least as effective as those promulgated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health...Read More

Reform Bill Coming Back Before Legislature in 2018 12/15/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 1172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 245 min read
Alaska lawmakers will consider a proposal to adopt evidence-based treatment guidelines, and cap temporary total disability duration and attorney fees when they return to the State Capitol Building in Juneau on Jan. 16. ...Read More

Court Rebukes Doctor for Unprofessional Conduct 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 1131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday rebuked a doctor who treated injured workers, for his practice of writing prescriptions for oxycodone for patients in bars, restaurants and parking lots in exchange for payment. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Award to Drill Operator for Pneumoconiosis 12/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 1153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a drill operator was entitled to benefits for pneumoconiosis based on his workplace exposure to coal and rock dust. ...Read More

Assigned-Risk Premium Rates to Decrease 7.1% in April 12/15/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 1233 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 1 min read
The assigned-risk workers’ compensation premium level will decrease by 7.1% in Minnesota, effective April 1, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association informed its members on Wednesday. ...Read More

Comp Board Attorney Charged With Falsifying Time Sheets at Previous Job 12/15/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A senior attorney for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has been charged with stealing nearly $12,700 in pay for which she was not entitled while working for another state agency. ...Read More
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