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Workers' Compensation News

Comp Court Bill May Become Vehicle for More Changes 04/08/2010
State: OK | Segment: Top | 126 | 0
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAn Oklahoma House of Representatives committee approved Senate-passed legislation Wednesday to change requirements for judges at the Workers’ Compensation Court — but the House sponsor o...Read More
Commission Posts Fee Schedule Help While Changes Loom 04/08/2010
State: IL | Segment: Top | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAnyone needing assistance in using Illinois’ medical fee schedule can find help online on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission website — where the agency has posted questi...Read More
Comp Payments to Former Prison Warden Under Investigation 04/08/2010
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 136 | 0
Officials in Luzerne County, Pa., are investigating 1999 workers' compensation payments made to former county Deputy Prison Warden Sam Hyder in connection with a running dispute over a recent claim that stress ultimately drove him from the job, the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reported Wednesday....Read More
Competitive Workers' Compensation Task Force to Meet April 15 04/08/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 108 | 0
The second meeting of the Ohio Competitive Workers’ Compensation Task Force is set for 10 a.m. April 15.The agenda for the meeting includes remarks by task force co-chairs Sen. Timothy Grendell, R-Chesterfield, and Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson, and a presentation...Read More
Comp Insurer Sets Golf Tourney for Injured Worker Scholarships 04/07/2010
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0
New Mexico Mutual, the state's largest workers' compensation insurer, has set Monday, May 17 as the date of its 16th annual scholarship golf tournament.The event raises money to be given to injured workers or their family members to attend college or to pursue higher education. M...Read More
Crowe Paradis and Electric Insurance Team for Medicare Compliance 04/07/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Crowe Paradis Services Corp. and Electric Insurance Co. announced Tuesday that they have formed a joint marketing agreement to expand the distribution of Crowe Paradis' Medicare compliance services.Under the agreement, Crowe Paradis and Electric Insurance will market a suite of web-b...Read More
Chiropractic Services Topic for Self Insurers Group on April 21 04/06/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 35 | 0
The Self Insurers Group of Ohio will hold a breakfast meeting April 21 in Independence to hear Thomas P. Yankush, D.C., on "Chiropractic for Your Injured Worker - The Real Truth."The meeting will held at the Holiday Inn Rockside at 6001 Rockside Rd. Registation will begin at ...Read More
Coming and Going Rule Doesn't Bar Coffee Break Injury 04/06/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The coming-and-going rule did not bar compensation for a housing inspector's injurious fall in a coffee shop parking lot at the end of a short break, Ohio's 9th District Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision. Case: Miller v. BWC, No. 24805, 3/31/10. Published.Fac...Read More
Court Dismisses Appeal for Lack of Final Decision 04/06/2010
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 78 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Missouri appellate court dismissed a claimant's appeal because he was not appealing from a "final decision." Case: Jackson v. Stahl Specialty Co., No. WD70909, 3/30/10. Published.Facts: Jerry Jackson suffered a work-related injury while working for Stahl Specialty Co. i...Read More
Court: Claimant Entitled to Hearing on Alleged Misrepresentations 04/06/2010
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 296 | 0
A claimant who pleaded no contest to a fraud charge should have an opportunity to prove to a workers' compensation law judge that he did not violate the law and be barred from receiving future benefits, according to a New York appellate court's decision. ...Read More
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