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Supremes: Settlement Barred New Claim for Depression Caused by Injury 07/15/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 566 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
A claimant who settled her claim for a back injury cannot pursue a new claim for depression and anxiety after her injury grew worse and required additional surgery, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled. ...Read More
BBSI Names Gary Kramer as CFO 07/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 760 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Barrett Business Services Inc. has appointed Gary Kramer as chief financial officer, the company announced Wednesday. Kramer’s appointment is effective Aug. 10. He will succeed interim CFO Tom Carley. Kramer has more than 15 years of insurance industry expertise. He worked m...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Start Date for Statute of Limitations for Comp Claims 07/15/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that the one-year statute of limitations for a worker to file a comp claim begins the day after his injury. ...Read More
Maximum/Minimum Benefit Rates to Increase 2.9% 07/15/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 865 min read
The maximum and minimum benefit rates in New Jersey will increase by 2.9% on Jan. 1 due to an increase in the statewide average weekly wage. The maximum weekly rate will jump to $896 from $871 currently, while the minimum will go to $239 from $232, according to a notice posted on the...Read More

Rash of Construction Falls Prompts OSHA Call to Action 07/15/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
A series of recent workplace falls that have killed or injured five Philadelphia-area workers has triggered an OSHA warning for construction companies to ensure employees have and use proper equipment. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Nearly $200,000 in Fines for Repeat Offender 07/15/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A Queensbury manufacturer already ordered to fix explosion hazards has been cited again and could face nearly $200,000 in penalties, OSHA said. ...Read More

Mesa Pharmacy Settling Claim it Sold Worthless Receivables 07/14/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2013 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Southern California compounder Mesa Pharmacy agreed to a settle claims that it sold nearly a half million dollars in worthless receivables to a Nevada factoring company, according to court documents. ...Read More

CCWC Panel: With Costly CT Claims on the Rise, Employers Must Consider Options 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1940 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
ANAHEIM, California — Even though the number of cumulative trauma claims continues to grow in California, automatically denying those claims "might not be the best way to go anymore," an employer representative said during a panel discussion at the California Coalition on Wor...Read More
DWC Accepting Applications for QME Exam in October 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications for an October exam for medical providers who want to serve as qualified medical evaluators. QMEs are certified by the DWC to perform medical evaluations of injured workers. Physicians must complete a 12-hour...Read More

Bradford & Barthel Promotes San Jose Attorney 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 864 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Bradford & Barthel, a California workers' compensation defense law firm, has promoted Robert Porter to the position of assistant managing attorney of the firm’s San Jose office. ...Read More
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