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WCD Revises Spanish-Language Injury Report Form 10/13/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division published a Spanish version of the form used to report injuries to carriers and self-insured employers. The revised form includes an explanation of the potential impact for workers who use it to file a claim for a new or omitted medical ...Read More

Worker's Attorney Can Get Fee From Settlement Money Earmarked for Medical Care 10/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a workers' compensation judge abused his discretion in reducing the fee payable to a claimant's attorney so that the attorney would not be receiving a fee from the funds earmarked by a settlement agreement as being for the worker's medical care....Read More
In-State Carrier to Write Coverage in Arkansas, Mississippi 10/13/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 458 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Louisiana workers' compensation insurer LCTA Workers' Comp has begun writing coverage in Mississippi and Arkansas, the company announced. LCTA Workers' Comp converted from a self-insurers' fund to a casualty insurance company this year after 26 years in business. It began ...Read More

Worker's Misrepresentations About Post-Accident Limitations Result in Forfeiture of Benefits 10/13/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 444 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the forfeiture of benefits by a worker who lied about being homebound as a result of her injuries from an on-the-job car accident. ...Read More
Farmers Insurance Enables Pay-as-You-Go Option for Work Comp Insureds 10/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 664 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Farmers Insurance has joined the tide of insurers offering pay-as-you-go systems for workers' compensation policies. The systems allow insureds to pay their premiums in real time based on payroll. The Hartford and Travelers are among the companies that have enabled this method of paym...Read More

Whistleblower to Get Job Back if Manufacturer's Settlement With OSHA Approved 10/13/2016
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A car seating manufacturer's Selma plant must reinstate a whistleblower and drop its lawsuit against her as part of the terms of a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Judge: Passing of Williams a 'Great' Loss for Workers' Comp Community 10/13/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Roger L. Williams died Tuesday following a lengthy battle with brain cancer, the commission said in a staff memorandum. ...Read More

It's Not in the Letter, but CRIB Says Rates Will Decrease 0.9% 10/13/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau will issue a 0.9% decrease for manual rates, but its circular letter to members doesn’t give the number. ...Read More

Electronics Recycler Admits Misclassifying Workers, Owes $600,000 10/13/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 532 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
An Ocean County electronic recycling company and its owner admitted Tuesday they bilked nearly $600,000 from an insurance carrier by lying to obtain lower premiums on workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More
SAIF Offering Free Ag Safety Workshops 10/13/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. is holding 16 free workshops focusing on agricultural safety and health, staring in November. The free half-day training sessions will focus on Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements, as well as four rules under which smaller agricultural busi...Read More
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