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Supreme Court Reverses Denial of Coverage for Bus Driver's Back Surgery 12/01/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 405 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an injured bus driver was entitled to benefits for her back surgery and related medical treatments, since the surgery addressed her compensable injury and not a pre-existing condition. ...Read More

Worker Can't Get Damages for Amount of Bills That LHWCA Carrier Paid at Reduced Rate 12/01/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker's recovery of damages for his medical care from a third-party tortfeasor cannot exceed the amount that his employer's Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act carrier actually paid for his treatment. ...Read More
Industrial Commission to Hold Hearing Dec. 12 on Rule Changes 12/01/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 622 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Ohio Industrial Commission will hold a public hearing on Dec. 12 to consider amendments to several workers' compensation rules. The amendments are as follows: 4121-3-10, lump sum payments for attorney's fees for securing an award: Adding a ...Read More
Premiums to Increase 0.7% in 2017 12/01/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 301 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Workers' compensation premiums will increase 0.7% next year in Washington state, the state's Department of Labor and Industries announced Wednesday. The increase will cost employers about $10 more per employee per year on average. For the past six years, the increase has b...Read More

Governor: State Improves Standing on Ranking of Premium Costs 12/01/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 455 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 108 min read
Pennsylvania has improved its standing on a national ranking of workers' compensation insurance costs.  ...Read More

Industrial Commission Webinars Focus on Employer Responsibilities 12/01/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Officials from the Idaho Industrial Commission as well as other state and federal agencies are presenting two free webinars to explain the difference between contractors and employees, as well as basic employer responsibilities. ...Read More

L&I: Stay-at-Work Program Places More Than 20,000 Workers in Light-Duty Positions 12/01/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries said more than 20,000 people were placed in light-duty jobs while recovering from workplace injuries thanks to its program that reimburses employers costs associated with creating accommodating jobs. ...Read More

NIOSH Conference to Focus on Research Partnerships 12/01/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 498 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 31 min read
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will host a conference in June entitled “Expanding Research Partnerships: State of the Science.” ...Read More

Dan Anders Joins Tower MSA Partners as Chief Compliance Officer 12/01/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Tower MSA Partners, which provides Medicare secondary payer and Medicare set-aside services, has hired Dan Anders as its chief compliance officer. ...Read More

Ray Wise Chosen as SVP at Employers 12/01/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
Specialty workers’ comp insurer Employers Holdings has named Ray Wise as its senior vice president and chief sales officer. ...Read More
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