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Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credits to Attorneys, Case Managers and Nurses 07/14/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Kansas Department of Labor’s 42nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar will provide continuing education credits to Kansas and Missouri attorneys, certified case managers and nurses on Sept. 27 and 28. ...Read More
 
 
Workshop Will Demonstrate How to Keep the Workplace Safe 07/14/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a regional workplace safety workshop in Edinburg for employers and workers on Aug. 23. Presentations will be on occupational driving safety programs, preventing workplace violence, personal security, how to prevent sprains and st...Read More
 
 
Clean-Up Bill on MPN Medical Reviews on Gov.'s Desk 07/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1666 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 137 min read
A bill that would require the use of the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule for decisions in treatment disputes that are handled through a medical provider network's independent review process is on California Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after receiving unanimous approval in both cha...Read More
 
 

Contractor's Payment of 'Nominal' Settlement Was Done in Good Faith 07/13/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1368 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a general contractor's payment of $200,000 to resolve its potential liability to a subcontractor's employee was made in good faith, despite being a "nominal" sum to avoid liability for what is likely to be a multi-million dollar claim for ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Committee Recommends Increasing Claimants' Attorney Fees 07/13/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
An advisory committee is recommending the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board eliminate caps on attorney fees in some cases and raise them in others as part of ongoing efforts to ensure lawyers are compensated fairly for representing injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Taken to Court Over New Rule Limiting Safety Incentives 07/13/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A workers’ compensation insurer, several trade organizations and three employers are suing the federal government to try to block a new rule that would limit workplace safety-incentive programs and post-accident drug testing. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Not Liable for Unpaid Balance of PTD Award After Worker Died 07/13/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Maryland's highest court this week unanimously ruled that a worker's daughter was not entitled to the balance of his disability benefits after he died for reasons unconnected to his industrial injury. ...Read More
 
 

SAWCA's 68th Annual Convention Set for July 25-29 07/13/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 777 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators will hold its 68th Annual Convention July 25-29 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. ...Read More
 
 

Survey: More P&C Insurers Using Predictive Analytics, but 25% Doubt Efficacy 07/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 721 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
More property and casualty insurers are using predictive analytics in underwriting this year, though a portion of them doubt the tool's efficacy, Valen Analytics' second annual survey found. ...Read More
 
 

BrickStreet Will Keep A- Financial Strength Rating After HM Acquisition 07/13/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Group will retain its A- (excellent) financial strength rating after acquiring HM Insurance Group's workers' compensation block of business, insurance rating source A.M. Best announced. ...Read More
 
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