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Workers' Compensation News


Cal-SARA Selects LoBue & Majdalany for Association Management 09/10/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Staffing Agency Reform Association announced that it selected LoBue & Majdalany Association Management to support its activities. ...Read More

With COVID Lingering, IMEs Not Returning to Normal Like Other Sectors, Experts Say 09/10/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
As some business sectors attempt to jump-start a post-COVID world, workers’ comp stakeholders such as independent medical evaluation firms continue to feel the pandemic’s effects as they try to stop the virus from spreading, experts said. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Requirements for Existence, Denial of 'Combined Condition' 09/10/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that in the context of a new or omitted condition claim, an employer need not have previously accepted a medical condition before it can consider it "combined" and deny it. ...Read More

Biden Announces Sweeping Vaccination and Testing Rules for Federal Agencies, Large Employers 09/10/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed an executive order mandating that all federal workers be immunized against COVID-19 and announced plans to mandate that larger employers require their workers be vaccinated or undergo regular testing. ...Read More

Worker Shouldn't Be Denied Reimbursement for IME to Rebut Causation Opinion 09/10/2021
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals overturned a denial of a worker’s claim for reimbursement for the costs of an independent medical evaluation. ...Read More

Board Errs in Apportioning Worker's SLU to Prior Injury 09/10/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Board erred in apportioning a worker’s schedule loss of use award to a prior injury in the absence of medical evidence regarding the degree of disability. ...Read More

Worker Gets Award for Shoulder Injury Despite Untimely Notice to Employer 09/10/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a school custodian despite her five-month delay in reporting her shoulder injury. ...Read More

BWC Posts Formulary Changes for Comment 09/10/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is asking for comments on additional proposed changes to its outpatient medication formulary rule. ...Read More

Ninth Consecutive Cut Would Bring Rates Below $1 09/10/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon employers, on average, would pay less than $1 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation coverage in 2022 under a proposed rate cut the Department of Consumer and Business Services announced Thursday. ...Read More

TSA Officer to Serve 366 Days for Stealing Comp Benefits 09/10/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Carolina announced that a former Transportation Security Administration officer was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $150,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More
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