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Circus Company Settles With OSHA for $24K After Fatal Tent Collapse 12/02/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An event company that held a circus despite severe thunderstorm warnings, resulting in a fatal tent collapse, has settled a case with the federal work safety agency for $24,000. ...Read More
State Sets COLA Rates for 2017-19 12/02/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 999 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
Alaska has set its cost-of-living adjustment rates for workers' compensation beneficiaries who move out of state. Workers who move to areas where the cost of living is higher than Alaska's will find themselves out of luck, as the amount of benefits a worker receives cannot exceed ...Read More

David Dwortz Named President of Helmsman Management Services 12/02/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 565 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 281 min read
Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed David Dwortz as president of Helmsman Management Services, Liberty Mutual’s third-party claims administrator. ...Read More

Attorneys Spar Editorially Over Fairness of Comp System 12/02/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
As a 14.5% rate increase goes into effect, two Florida attorneys are sparring editorially over whether state workers’ compensation laws are constitutional and fair to injured workers. ...Read More

Construction Firm Owners Accused of Winning Bid Through Fraud 12/02/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The husband and wife owners of a Gloversville construction company have been indicted on charges of defrauding the worker’s compensation system in their bid on a construction project sponsored by the City of Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency. ...Read More

Bill to Cover Treatment by Physical Therapist Assistants Is Vetoed 12/02/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Two New York legislators are decrying Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of a bill that would have allowed physical therapist assistants to treat injured workers. ...Read More
New Rules Filed on Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses 12/02/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 495 | 0 | Popular with Media | 43 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation made its final filing on Rule 4167-6-01, recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses, to the Joint Committee...Read More

San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Victims Fight for Comp Benefits 12/01/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Survivors of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino are fighting with the county to get approval for medications and treatments their doctors say are necessary — and in the process exposing California’s workers’ compensation system to a new round of national scrutiny....Read More
Popular AME Accused of Child Pornography, Sexual Misconduct With Patients 12/01/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4704 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A Northern California orthopedic surgeon is fighting to keep his license after the California Medical Board last week accused him of sexually harassing two of his workers' compensation patients. ...Read More

San Jose Won't Renew Contract With TPA After TV Channel Investigation, Audit 12/01/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1520 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
After San Jose firefighters' reports of medical care denials resulted in a local news investigation and state audit, the city has decided to part ways with its claims management company in January. ...Read More
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