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Commission Set to Review Year With Fee Schedule 01/15/2019
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Until a year ago, Virginia was one of only seven states without a fee schedule for workers' compensation medical services. Now, state regulators are in the midst of reviewing the first year under the schedules, what they have called a transition year. ...Read More

Ivans: Work Comp Rate Decreases Last Year Mostly Exceeded 2017 01/15/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Workers’ comp premium renewal rates fell more last year than in 2017, with the exception of December, according to the Ivans Index. Wo...Read More

Bill Proposes Adjusting PPD Benefits for Inflation 01/15/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Permanent partial disability benefits in Alaska would be indexed to inflation and adjusted each year under a bill introduced ahead of the legislative session that starts today. ...Read More

No Benefits for Taxi Driver's Claimed Injuries From Airport Assault 01/15/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
A New York appellate court rejected a taxi driver’s claim for benefits based on his failure to provide timely notice of injuries from an alleged assault, and his lack of credibility. ...Read More

Hearings Scheduled for Volunteer Firefighter Coverage Bills 01/15/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 38 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 31 min read
Montana lawmakers will hear testimony this week on bills that would impose a sales tax on fireworks to cover the cost of mandating workers’ compensation coverage for volunteer firefighters. ...Read More

Failure to Serve All Parties Ruins Challenge to Denial of Disability Retirement 01/15/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s failure to properly serve a representative of the state Attorney General’s Office with a copy of a petition challenging his application for disability retirement benefits was fatal to his appeal. ...Read More

Two Bills Would Expand Cancer Coverage for Firefighters 01/15/2019
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
Two bills filed this week would make it easier for Alabama firefighters and retired firefighters to have their medical expenses covered when diagnosed with cancer. ...Read More

Appellate Panel Tells Trial Court to Stop Delaying on Employer's Motion 01/15/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that an employer that had waited for more than a year for a hearing on its motion to dismiss or transfer a workers’ compensation claim was entitled to a writ compelling the trial court to rule. ...Read More

Brown Approves Medical Provider Performance-Based Audit Plan 01/15/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Cassie Brown has approved a Medical Quality Review Audit Plan for 2019 that calls for review of the appropriateness of physical medicine and re...Read More

Terms of Staffing Agency's Employee Contract Barred Personal Injury Suit Against Customer 01/15/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that the terms of a staffing service employee’s agreement with his employer barred his suit against a client for work-related injuries. ...Read More
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