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Workers' Compensation News


University Researcher Developing Implantable Naloxone Device 12/04/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A researcher at Northwestern University is developing an implantable device that can automatically release opioid-antidote naloxone if a sensor detects a person’s blood-oxygen level has fallen to an unsafe level, according to a report by the ...Read More

Res Judicata Doesn't Bar Worker's Additional Claims After Trial 12/04/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the doctrine of res judicata did not bar a worker from asserting claims for additional benefits and medical treatment even though a jury had found he was not permanently and totally disabled. ...Read More

Department Wants to Extend WC Discounts to Drug-Free Workplaces 12/04/2019
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 49 min read
The Delaware Department of Insurance is accepting public comment on changes to its workplace safety program, which would extend premium discounts to drug-free work sites. ...Read More

PT Clinics Owner Sentenced for $6 Million Federal Comp Upcoding Fraud 12/04/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 570 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The owner of San Antonio and Salt Lake City physical therapy clinics was sentenced Monday to spend as much as six years in prison and pay restitution for a scheme that swindled the federal workers' compensation program out of more than $6 million. ...Read More

Labor Department Updates Fee Schedule 12/04/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development adopted a new medical fee schedule that the National Council on Compensation Insurance projects to reduce total system costs by 3.7%. ...Read More

Arcadia Settlements Group Merging With Structured Financial Associates 12/04/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Structured Financial Associates Inc. will merge into Arcadia Settlements Group Inc., effective Jan. 1, the companies announced. ...Read More

Aggregate Assessment Increasing 13.75%, Clears $1B 12/03/2019
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 711 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The total amount of money the Department of Industrial Relations says it needs to collect from California employers to administer the state’s workers’ compensation system and associated programs is increasing by 13.75% next year, according to notices sent to employers before the Thank...Read More

CHSWC Cancels December Meeting 12/03/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 190 min read
State lawmakers and the labor-management panel created to advise the California Division of Workers' Compensation canceled a fourth meeting for 2019. ...Read More

A Tale of Two Undocumented Workers: One Deported, One Gets $2.5M Comp Settlement 12/03/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Immigrants' advocates and attorneys say they are still trying to figure out what triggers a deportation action and what doesn't when a worker is injured or is a witness in a safety investigation. ...Read More

Mitchell/Genex Acquires CompAlliance 12/03/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
Mitchell/Genex acquired managed care services provider CompAliance, the company announced Monday. ...Read More
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