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Workers' Compensation News


MLAC Says It's Ready to Consider COVID-19 Legislative Proposals 01/20/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 109 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
Members of Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee say they’re prepared to evaluate any COVID-19 proposals introduced by state lawmakers, the committee wrote in a letter to Gov. Kate Brown last week. ...Read More

Doctor's Inconsistent Opinions Inadequate to Deny Surgery 01/20/2021
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
A Delaware Superior Court judge ruled that a doctor’s inconsistent medical opinions did not provide substantial evidence to deny a worker’s request for back surgery. ...Read More

Court Grants Benefits to Worker Who Lost Finger 01/20/2021
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 100 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals overturned a denial of temporary disability compensation to a worker whose doctor recommended the immediate amputation of an injured finger. ...Read More

Bill Would Create Right to Private Action for Willfully Negligent Acts 01/20/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
Montana workers who are hurt due to willfully negligent acts would be able to seek damages against the person who caused the injury and receive workers’ compensation benefits, under a draft bill released Tuesday. ...Read More

Lauren Gregory Joins Alliant Insurance Services 01/20/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 177 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 137 min read
Lauren Gregory joined Alliant Insurance Services as senior vice president of Alliant Specialty Group, Public Entity. Gregory will be located ...Read More

MSA Administrator Ametros Forms Medical Advisory Council 01/20/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 149 min read
Ametros, a Medicare set-aside administrator, announced the formation of a Medical Advisory Council with two physicians who will provide medical opinions to the company’s members and serve as medical directors on complex cases. ...Read More

Board Extends Telemedicine Rules Until Mid-April 01/20/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has extended emergency rules that allow the use of telemedicine services in most situations. T...Read More

Agency Hosts Webinar on Record Keeping, Reporting of Injuries 01/20/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is offering a free webinar on proper record keeping and reporting of injures, illnesses and deaths at the workplace. ...Read More

Doctors, Pharm Agents Can Soon File Dispute Resolution Requests Electronically 01/20/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
Starting next month, Texas physicians and pharmacy processing agents will be able to request medical fee dispute resolutions through encrypted email, fax or secure file transfer protocol, the Division of Workers' Compensation said in a ...Read More

Employers Must Consider Wealth of Legal Issues Before Requiring COVID Vaccinations 01/19/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 710 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
As health care professionals begin to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, California employers may have to navigate myriad legal issues if they’re considering mandating or even suggesting that their employees get vaccinated, employment law and workers’ compensation experts said. ...Read More
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