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Workers' Compensation News


City Hires Safety Director to Address High Injury Rates 12/03/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 246 | 0 | Popular with Other | 3 min read
The City of Tacoma hired a safety director to address high injury rates that cost the city about $4.8 million per year, according to a report by the News Tribune. ...Read More

Board Suspends Doctors for Deposition No-Show, Opioid Charges 12/03/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has suspended or removed four doctors in the last three weeks, one for alleged opioid distribution and one for failing to give a deposition. ...Read More

Nichols Launches Sentinel Lobbying Group, Newsletter 12/03/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Steve Nichols, the longtime manager of workers' compensation services for the Insurance Council of Texas, has launched a lobbying and consulting firm in Austin. ...Read More

Attorneys Say Workers Need Alternative Treatments as Opioids Continue to Decline 12/02/2019
By: Susanna Speier (Correspondent )
State: CA | Segment: Top | 971 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The California Workers' Compensation Institute announced that the state’s effort to curb opioid addiction saved $6.5 billion over a 10-year period — a staggering, giant sequoia-scale achievement for the most populous state in the country to boast about, but also a source of c...Read More

WCIRB: Frequency, Costs Significantly Higher in SoCal 12/02/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 629 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
Indemnity claim frequency is significantly higher in the Los Angeles basin and significantly lower in the San Francisco area after controlling for regional differences in wages and industrial mix, according to a ...Read More

DWC Suspends 13 Providers 12/02/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2012 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended 13 providers, including six physicians no longer licensed to practice medicine, and a businessperson who was convicted of fraud. ...Read More

Reports on Drug Costs, Opioid Use Could Amplify Calls for Formulary 12/02/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 114 min read
Two new reports show that drug costs and opioid prescriptions for injured workers in Louisiana continue to outpace national averages, information that is sure to fan the flames for a drug formulary in the state. ...Read More

Arena Football League Folds, Cites Substantial Liabilities 12/02/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 686 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Less than a month after the Arena Football League announced it was suspending operations to figure out how to address financial issues, including a lawsuit demanding $2.4 million for workers’ compensation coverage, the AFL on Wednesday said it filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is shutting down...Read More

Firefighter's Predisposition for Heart Disease Doesn't Bar Presumption 12/02/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Nevada Court of Appeals ruled that a firefighter was eligible for a statutory presumption that his heart attack was work-related even though he failed to correct the conditions that predisposed him to heart disease. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Benefits, Fees, Penalties for Worker Injured in Explosion 12/02/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits, fees and penalties to a worker who suffered injuries in an explosion in 2018. Case:...Read More
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