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Workers' Compensation News


 

Baker: Implementing Drug Formulary Will Decrease UR 07/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1452 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
ANAHEIM, California — California Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker would like to see fewer instances of utilization review within the first month of treatment, she told an audience of several hundred at the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation conferen...Read More
 
 

State Proposes Rules to Improve Refinery Safety 07/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 740 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 268 min read
The Department of Industrial Relations, governor’s Office of Emergency Services and California Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules intended to improve workplace and environmental safety at refineries throughout the state. ...Read More
 
 

WCIRB President Announces Efforts to Improve Customer Service 07/15/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 805 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is working on several initiatives to improve services for California customers, including an online learning system, and providing risk summaries to agents and brokers. ...Read More
 
 

FDA Scrutiny of Compounded Drugs Continues 07/15/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 831 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
A flurry of guidance in recent months from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding compounding of drugs indicates that the practice, which is increasingly an irritant to workers’ compensation payers, is under more scrutiny from the federal government. ...Read More
 
 

Castellanos, Economy Blamed for Fast Growth in Petition Filings 07/15/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1550 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
A Florida Supreme Court decision that will boost attorney fees, coupled with an uptick in the economy — especially in the construction industry — may account for rapid growth in the number of disputed claim petitions filed in the state, according to industry observers. ...Read More
 
 
OSHA Postpones Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Measures 07/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 609 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying enforcement of anti-retaliation measures contained in a new injury-reporting rule, following the filing of a lawsuit last week challenging the new provisions. Enforcement of the new provisions is now scheduled to begin ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Railway's Request to Transfer Suit Due to Inconvenience of Forum 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a railway was not entitled to transfer a worker's claim for violations of Federal Employers' Liability Act and the Locomotive Inspection Act from one county to another on the basis that the worker's choice of forum was inconvenient. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Dismissal of Negligence Suit Against Non-Subscribing Employer 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 716 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker's negligence suit against his non-subscribing employer due to the lack of evidence linking his alleged neck injury to his employment. ...Read More
 
 

Termination of Maritime Worker While at Sea Didn't End His Status as 'Seaman' 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 861 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Texas appellate court revived a worker's Jones Act claims against his former employer, finding the employer's act of firing him while he was at sea did not change the fact that he was a "seaman" covered by the act. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Comp Carrier's Subrogation Claim Against Refinery 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 824 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a comp carrier did not waive its subrogation rights against a refinery owner because its insured had not assumed liability to indemnify the refinery owner for personal injury suits caused by the refinery's own negligence. ...Read More
 
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