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WCRI: Medical Costs Per Claim Rise in Most, but Not All, States 10/19/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
Virginia, Iowa and Wisconsin had the fastest rates of growth in medical costs per workers’ comp claim among 18 states examined in a series of reports released Thursday. ...Read More

Protz 'Fix' Applauded, but May Mean More Litigation 10/19/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 298 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
Insurers and employer groups are celebrating after the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 1840, known as the “Protz Fix,” be...Read More

Employer's Immunity Shielded Truck Driver Trainee's Mentor From Suit 10/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that a truck driver trainee could not proceed with a tort claim against his mentor for negligently falling asleep behind the wheel as they were traveling across Iowa. ...Read More

Four Convicted in $10M Pain Cream Scam 10/19/2018
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Four Arkansas residents pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. military’s TriCare health insurance program by paying patient recruiters to find beneficiaries willing to accept compounded pain creams prescribed in the name of a physician who never saw the patients, federal prosecutors said Th...Read More

House Committee Passes Generous Cancer Presumption Bill 10/19/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Perhaps the 12th time is the charm. The New Jersey House Labor Committee on Thursday approved the Thomas Canzanella 21st Century First Responders A...Read More

Claimant Who Worked on Farm While on Comp to Serve Jail Time 10/19/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Sergio Forte (booking photo) An...Read More

OSHA Inspection Program Will Use Employers' Electronically Submitted Data 10/19/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a program to target employers with high rates of injury and illness, as well as those that failed to submit required data for 2016. ...Read More

6th Circuit Upholds Jury's Verdict for Injured Worker on ADA Claim 10/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A federal appellate court upheld a jury verdict in favor of a worker on his claim that his employer had discriminated against him because of his disability from an industrial injury. ...Read More

Bevin Appoints CFO to Represent Labor on Funding Commission 10/19/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 34 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 881 min read
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Timothy Densler to the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission. ...Read More

Declining Frequency, Severity Drive 5% Rate Cut 10/19/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
Declining frequency and average claim severity in New Mexico helped drive a 5% rate cut for 2019, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s State Advisory Forum. ...Read More
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