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Worker Getting Max Level of Weekly Benefits Can Get Loss Award as Lump Sum 10/04/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 598 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a mehcanic with a permanent partial disability claim providing benefits at the maximum level of weekly compensation could receive a lump sum payment of a schedule loss of use award for a second injury without running afoul of the statutory...Read More
 
 

Tree Service Owner Admits Defrauding State Out of $22,000 in Premiums 10/04/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 356 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A tree service company in Medina County has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud and owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $22,000 in back premiums. ...Read More
 
 

Maximum Compensation Rate Released for Injuries After Oct. 1 10/04/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The Connecticut labor commissioner has set the maximum weekly compensation rate for total disability and decedents’ dependents at $1,292 for injuries occurring after this past Saturday. ...Read More
 
 

Courthouse Mold Remediation Project Spurs 45 Claims 10/04/2016
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Forty-five courthouse workers in South Carolina have filed workers’ compensation claims since mid-July, when a $300,000 mold remediation project began. ...Read More
 
 

PTSD Compensability Bill Remains Stuck in Committee 10/04/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
An Ohio bill that would make post-traumatic stress disorder compensable for first responders in some circumstances, without accompanying physical injuries remains, mired in the state Senate Finance Committee. ...Read More
 
 

Governor Signs Fraud, UR Bills 10/03/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3093 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
It went down to the wire, but California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law bills to prevent doctors convicted of fraud from participating in the state’s work comp system, impose new lien filing requirements and prohibit utilization review for some treatments provided within the fir...Read More
 
 

Proposed Rules Take Aim at Opioids, Compounded Drugs 10/03/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 940 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is proposing rules aimed at curbing spending on naloxone and compound drugs. The BWC would no l...Read More
 
 

Court Says Worker Killed While Working for Father Wasn't Business Partner 10/03/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A Louisiana appellate court last week revived a family's claim for benefits for a worker's fatal accident while working for his father's construction company. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Hires Firm That Helped Digitize Rare Vatican Library Books 10/03/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A firm that helped IBM digitize 550-year-old documents for the Vatican Library in Rome is now tasked with doing the same for tens of millions of pages contained in Texas workers’ compensation claim files. ...Read More
 
 
DORA Proposing Tighter Audit Standards for Large Carriers 10/03/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 592 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 34 min read
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies is proposing new rules that would tighten audit standards for large insurers and insurer groups. DORA proposes to add a new Section 16 to Regulation 3-1-4, relating to audit committee and internal control department requirements. The proposed...Read More
 
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