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Researchers: Survey Question Helps Predict Delayed Return to Work 11/30/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The answer to one simple question may help determine whether a worker with a shoulder injury will be back on the job within 90 days, according to a new report from Canadian researchers. ...Read More

Seaman Can Get Prejudgment Interest on Award 11/30/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that a professional sailor was entitled to $1.46 million in damages for an arm injury he sustained while jumping from a racing yacht during rough seas — plus prejudgment interest. ...Read More

Attorneys Appeal Use of AMA Guides' 6th Edition to State Supreme Court 11/30/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Two Oklahoma attorneys have petitioned the state's high court to challenge the state's use of the sixth edition of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment to assign disability ratings. ...Read More
Reform Legislation Gets a Hearing ... Sort Of 11/30/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 938 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
After 17 months, legislation that would trim another 30% from the Illinois medical fee schedule and require a major contributing cause standard finally got a hearing Monday. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Stress Claim by Comp Board Employee 11/30/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 708 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a psyche injury claim by a Workers' Compensation Board employee based on her stress from a confrontation with a subordinate. ...Read More

Proposed Changes to Cumulative Trauma Guides a Scheduled Update 11/30/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 556 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation plans to revise its medical treatment guidelines for cumulative trauma injuries as part of a regularly scheduled update and not in response to a spike in disputes or claims for these conditions. ...Read More
Employers Insurance Expands Into Four More States 11/30/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 529 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Employers Insurance, a provider of workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses, is now underwriting policies in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New York, the company announced Tuesday. Employers now provides workers’ compensation insurance in 36 states and the...Read More
Industrial Commission Contracts With Verisk for EDI Update 11/30/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 657 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission announced that it awarded a contract to Verisk Analytics to manage data transmissions when it rolls out a new electronic data interchange system in July. Carriers, third-party claims administrators and self-insured employers will be required to submit data ...Read More

Catharine Knight Named Regional VP at Nova Medical Centers 11/30/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Nova Medical Centers has appointed Catharine Knight as regional vice president of network and payer relations at the company's headquarters in Houston. ...Read More

Mark Keim Named EVP at The Hanover 11/30/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 769 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. has appointed Mark L. Keim as executive vice president of corporate development and strategy. ...Read More
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