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WCD Makes Updated Form 2943 Available 12/23/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 773 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Oregon's Workers' Compensation Division has made available its revised Form 2943, which workers use to request review of an insurer's classification of a claim as nondisabling. ...Read More

Fines Follow Flash Fire at Oil Well That Killed One, Injured Three 12/23/2016
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 760 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A flash fire at a North Dakota oil well killed one worker and severely burned three others, leading to federal citations against the well operator and two well-servicing companies. ...Read More

Four Contractors Cited After Workers' Fatal Fall Through Stairway Opening 12/23/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 895 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Four contractors have been cited for safety violations after a 33-year-old worker at a Miami job site fell almost 11 feet through a stairway opening, sustaining fatal injuries. ...Read More
Division Revises Claim Acceptance Form 3058 12/23/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 956 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 108 min read
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division has revised its notice of claim acceptance form to reflect rule changes that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017, according to a bulletin issued by the division on Thursday. Form 3058, "Notice to Worker," is used to comply with rules th...Read More

Industrial Commission Approves E-Filing Amendment 12/23/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 999 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
North Carolina's Industrial Commission has approved an amendment to its electronic filing rule, and the amendment now goes to the Rules Review Commission. ...Read More
DWC Sets First-Quarter Interest and Discount Rate at 4.41% 12/23/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 834 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation has set a rate of 4.41% for any interest or discount allowed under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. The rate is effective for the first quarter of 2017 and is higher than the 4.11% rate for the fourth quarter of 2016. This rate...Read More
Report: Number of Non-Subscribers Dropped 50% in 2016 From Two Years Earlier 12/23/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1046 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 677 min read
The percentage of private-sector employers that did not subscribe to the Texas workers’ compensation system dropped to 22% in 2016, from 33% in 2014, its lowest level ever measured, a new report states. The highest percentage of the non-subscribers were companies that had four ...Read More

Late Indemnity Payments Climb 37.7%; Late Reports of First Injury Rise 55.4% 12/23/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 905 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 282 min read
The number of late indemnity payments jumped 37.7% in 2015-16, to 2,771, resulting in $99,400 in penalties, the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation said in its ...Read More
DWC Wants Input on Medical Quality Review Audit Plan 12/23/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 779 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 10 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is seeking informal input on its calendar year 2017 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan. “As a reminder, the Annual Plan sets the priorities for audits the Medical Quality Review Panel (MQRP) will initiate during the upcoming ye...Read More

Drobot Off to New York, Calderon Reporting to Prison After the Holidays 12/22/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3788 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
On the day that disgraced former state Sen. Ron Calderon is scheduled to report to a federal penitentiary, Michael D. Drobot will be off to New York City to meet with lawyers and consultants. ...Read More
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