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Latest Edition of AMA Guides Lowers Impairment Ratings in Workers' Compensation  Insurance Journal

For workers injured at work, the amount of compensation they receive depends on which edition of the medical guidelines on evaluating impairments is used.


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Proposed City Council ordinance would strip Ald. Ed Burke of workers' compensation control  Chicago Tribune

A plan introduced before the City Council on Wednesday would strip Ald. Edward Burke of his control of the city workers' compensation system, nearly two ...


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Posted today (8 hours ago)
Bill Would Require Notice to Injured Workers Regarding Physician Choice| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

A bill has been filed in the Texas Senate that would require injured workers to be notified that they have a right to choose their treating doctor. Senate Bill 229 ...


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Posted today (8 hours ago)
OSIP Proposes Rules to Improve Data Collection for Public Employers| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

Six years after being directed by the California Legislature, the Office of Self-Insurance Plans has proposed rules to implement data reporting requirements for ...


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Posted on Dec 12, 2018 (2 days ago)
Employer May Apportion Disability to Pre-Existing, Asymptomatic Condition| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

A California appellate court ruled that an employer may apportion a worker's disability following a work injury to a previously asymptomatic, underlying condition.


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Posted on Dec 7, 2018 (6 days ago)
High cost of workers' compensation hitting NYRA trainers hard  Daily Racing Form

Horsemen say the cost of doing business in New York, topped by exorbitant workers\' compensation premiums, has trumped the fact that NYRA offers some of ...


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Posted today (20 hours ago)
Workers' comp costs declining in Illinois | Columns  Effingham Daily News

In the span of less than a decade, the costs paid by Illinois employers for workers' compensation insurance dropped from third highest in the nation, ...


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Posted today (16 hours ago)
Plan Proposes Moving $100M Workers' Comp Program to New Hands  WTTW News

Some City Council members want to put the $100 million-a-year workers' compensation program in new hands. We hear from the alderman leading the charge.


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Posted today (9 hours ago)
Attorneys See Significant Ramifications From Lindh Decision| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

The latest California appellate court decision finding asymptomatic, pre-existing conditions are fair game for apportionment should shield employers from paying ...


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Posted on Dec 6, 2018 (7 days ago)
Workers' compensation rates in Louisiana dropping 5.6% in May  The Advocate

Rates for workers' compensation policies are decreasing in Louisiana by 5.6 percent in May.


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Posted today (8 hours ago)
Jacobsmeyer: Court Reverses WCAB on Apportionment Causation Standard| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

The 1st Appellate District Court of Appeals has reversed yet another WCAB opinion in which the board has applied the post-SB 899 rules on apportionment too ...


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Workers' compensation – COLA – Reimbursement  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Where a judge (1) denied an insurer's claim for full reimbursement of cost of living adjustments (COLA) paid to an employee and (2) ordered the Workers' ...


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Posted today (20 hours ago)
Commission Secures New Hearing Site in Urbana| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission announced Tuesday that it has secured a new hearing location in Urbana, at the Lincoln Square Mall. The new ...


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Posted today (8 hours ago)
Court Tosses Employer's Challenge of VSSR Award| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer's challenge to an Industrial Commission decision awarding enhanced benefits to an injured worker was properly ...


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Posted today (8 hours ago)
Charlotte WC Attorney Suspended for Making False Statements| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

A longtime Charlotte workers' compensation attorney has been suspended from law practice for two years after she allegedly withdrew almost $30,000 from her ...


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Posted today (8 hours ago)
Forms, eCase System 'Driving Everyone Crazy,' Attorney Says| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

After repeated complaints from attorneys — and an October court ruling that found the New York State Workers' Compensation Board had been too picky about ...


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Posted today (20 hours ago)
Court Tosses $8,000 Fee Award as Unsupported by Substantial Reason| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

The Oregon Court of Appeals tossed an $8,000 award of attorney fees to an injured worker, based on the failure of the Workers' Compensation Board to explain ...


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Posted on Dec 10, 2018 (3 days ago)
Workers' compensation – Successive insurer  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Where a judge ordered (1) a self-insurer to pay an employee §34A permanent and total incapacity benefits beginning on April 17, 2015, as well as §§13 and 30 ...


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DWC Posts Adjustment to Ambulance Fee Schedule| Workers Compensation News  WorkCompCentral

The California Division of Workers' Compensation posted to its website an order adjusting the ambulance services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule ...


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Posted on Dec 11, 2018 (3 days ago)
Search for answers goes on at Flagler Ops Center  Daytona Beach News-Journal

Inspectors hired by Sheriff's Office employees' union are seeking possible links between the operations center building environment and workers' illnesses.


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Posted on Dec 4, 2018 (10 days ago)
Workers' compensation insurance in Washington to see biggest price drop in a decade  KXRO Newsradio

The price of workers' compensation insurance in Washington is scheduled to take the largest drop in more than 10 years on January 1. The state Department of ...


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Posted on Dec 9, 2018 (5 days ago)
The Amazing Rise of Medical Claim Petitions in New Jersey Workers' Compensation  WorkersCompensation.com

Just six years ago, former Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill which vested exclusive jurisdiction within the Division of Workers' Compensation over ...


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Posted on Dec 12, 2018 (2 days ago)
Ask a Stupid Question….  WorkersCompensation.com

We spend a lot of time in the workers' compensation industry griping about jurisdictional forms. They are often complex, and some are poorly designed with ...


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Posted on Dec 4, 2018 (9 days ago)
TaxWatch throws new idea into workers' compensation debate  Florida Politics

Asking doctors — instead of courts — to resolve disputed medical claims could save millions of dollars for Florida's workers' compensation system, Florida ...


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Posted today (22 hours ago)
Comp premiums continue to fall in California  Business Insurance

Written premium in California continues to drop, with the first nine months of 2018 at 3% below the same period for 2017, according to a quarterly experience ...


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