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Medical Advancements May Mean More Mega Claims 05/23/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Advances in technology are helping catastrophically injured workers survive and live longer than in years past, while also adding to claim costs for the most severe injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Massive Premium Rebate Program Starting to Raise Questions 05/23/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Ohio Board of Workers' Compensation is set to vote Thursday on another rebate for employers, this one the largest in 20 years. If the board approves the $1.5 billion rebate on premiums, the checks could be in the mail by July. ...Read More
 
 

Owners of Food-Processing Plant Sentenced for Failing to Pay Wages 05/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Two owners of a Nassau County food-processing plant have been sentenced for failing to pay overtime and minimum wages, the New York Attorney General’s Office ...Read More
 
 
Division Posts Instructions for Calculating Self-Insurer Assessment 05/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 55 | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division published a bulletin with instructions for calculating self-insured employer premium assessments for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Self-insured employers are allowed to calculate premium assessments using either a “normal plan&rd...Read More
 
 
WCD Updates Cost-of-Living Matrix, Vocation Assistance Limits 05/23/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 55 | 0 | Popular with State agency | 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
 
 
Cannoles, Clasing & Hock Merges With Albers Firm 05/23/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 27 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Cannoles, Clasing & Hock, a Baltimore County law firm with a concentration in workers’ compensation, is joining the law firm of Ross W. Albers. The merger, announced Tuesday, marks Albers' fourth office in Maryland as well as the addition of workers’ compensation ...Read More
 
 

PAID Act to Streamline Settlement Introduced in Congress 05/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Legislation intended to make it easier to identify secondary payers who might be owed money during the workers’ comp settlement process was introduced in Congress on Friday. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds PTD Award for Clerical Worker With No Job Prospects Due to Severe Depression 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a former clerical worker with a limited employment history, severe psychological issues and no transferrable job skills. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can Proceed With Claims for Violation of Labor Law, Building Code 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 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
 
 

Excessive Fees Went to Three Providers, Investigation Shows 05/23/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Details continue to emerge about skyrocketing workers’ compensation in Paterson, New Jersey, after a former city councilman’s brother was suspended as risk manager for the city and for the school district. ...Read More
 
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