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Court Says Worker Killed While Working for Father Wasn't Business Partner 10/03/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 458 | 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 | 669 | 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 | 593 | 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

2nd Circuit Tosses Appeals in Brain Injury Suit Against WWE 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A federal appellate court dismissed appeals by two former professional wrestlers challenging the dismissal of their claims against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. for allegedly concealing the risks of traumatic brain injuries. ...Read More
WCA Posts Proposed Fee Schedule and Billing Instructions 10/03/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 694 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration posted to its website proposed changes to its fee schedule and billing instructions that will be the subject of an Oct. 19 ...Read More

Supreme Court Revives Worker's Bad Faith Suit Against Carrier 10/03/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 560 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The South Dakota Supreme Court revived a worker's bad faith suit against his employer's insurance carrier, finding he had asserted enough facts that, if taken as true, would support his claim. ...Read More

CMS Announces New Threshold for Conditional Payment Recovery 10/03/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 651 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is changing the threshold dollar amount that triggers the agency’s attempt to recover conditional payments made in workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
WCB Posts Agenda for Board Meeting 10/03/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss rules relating to medical services and claim processes when it meets Thursday and Friday in Anchorage. According to the agenda for the meetings, board members will discuss medical reimbursement rates as well as rules that ...Read More
Labor Department Posts Lodging, Home Health Reimbursement Rates 10/03/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry posted lodging and home health care reimbursement rates that went into effect Saturday. The standard reimbursement rate for lodging is $91, with some exceptions for several high-cost areas. The rate is $94 in Silver Bow County and $95 in L...Read More

Employer Fined After Worker Falls From Roof, Is Impaled on Fence Post 10/03/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A carpentry contractor based in Hialeah, Florida, is facing $152,145 in proposed federal fines after one of its workers fell from a roof, landing on a fence post that impaled his leg. ...Read More
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