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Study Links Safe Patient-Handling Programs With Lower Claim Costs 09/30/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Health care facilities that adhere to guidelines for safe patient handling are seeing substantially lower workers’ comp claims costs, according to a new report from Aon. ...Read More

Another State Looks to Jump on Formulary Bandwagon 09/30/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1268 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
New York is looking to join nine other states in adopting a workers' compensation drug formulary that supporters say will control costs and ease the opioids epidemic. ...Read More

Injured Chiropractor Didn't Prove Entitlement to Additional TTD 09/30/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 926 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a chiropractor failed to prove his entitlement to additional temporary total disability benefits for a knee injury. ...Read More

Substantial Evidence Supported 14% Impairment Rating for Bilateral Shoulder Injuries 09/30/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 518 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 4 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeal found that substantial evidence supported a finding that a worker's bilateral shoulder injuries had caused a 14% impairment rating. ...Read More
TDI Will Discuss Fees to Cover Self-Insured Examinations 09/30/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance will hold an informal stakeholder meeting to discuss assessments to cover the expenses of examining self-insurance groups that provide workers' compensation insurance. The meeting will take place Oct. 26 in Room H3-102 of the William P. Hobby Jr. Stat...Read More

Naval Weapons Manufacturer Exposed Workers to Lead 09/30/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 683 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Wisconsin explosives manufacturer exposed about 40 employees to lead levels of two-and-a-half times the legal limit, the federal workplace safety agency said. ...Read More

Court Says Worker Can Proceed With Claims Against Landlord, Tenant and Contractor 09/30/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to proceed with his Labor Law and negligence claims against the owner and lessee of a commercial space, as well as the contractor renovating the area for use as a restaurant. ...Read More

Roofer's History of Shaky Ladders Fuels $61,000 OSHA Fine 09/30/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 450 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 70 min read
A Colorado Springs roofing contractor's history of failing to secure ladders at its job sites contributed to a recent $61,000 fine from the federal workplace safety agency. ...Read More
WCA Schedules Hearing on Possible Fee Schedule Changes 09/30/2016
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 626 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration announced that it will hold a public hearing on Oct. 19 to accept comments on changes to its fee schedule and billing instructions. The proposed changes will not be available until Monday, the administration said in a hearing notic...Read More

State Biz Leaders Say Legalizing Medical Pot Would Spook Employers, Increase Premiums 09/30/2016
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 534 min read
If Arkansas employers aren't given the right to fire employees who use medical marijuana, business in the state will suffer, the governor and lieutenant governor said during a news conference this week. ...Read More
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