Workers Compensation. Legal news and articles for April 28 - 30, 2017

AIA: Illinois State Run Workers' Compensation Fund and Price Control Legislation Fails to Provide Meaningful ReformsWORKERS' COMPENSATION: Attorneys' Fees? Nope, it's the Benefits, Dummy.Five Things to Catch Up On: 4/30, Weekend EditionIllinois State Run Workers' Compensation Fund and Price Control Legislation Fails to Provide Meaningful ReformsWorkers' Compensation 'Reform' Remains UnnecessaryWorkers' Compensation 'Reform' Remains UnnecessaryWorkers' Compensation 'Reform' Remains Unnecessary | The Legal ...CLAIMS SPECIALIST (WORKERS COMPENSATION)Texas Workers' Comp Nonsubscriber Reports Due April 30Study: Provider choice on workers' comp has little impact on costWorking With Workers' Compensation CasesBrian Urlacher, Matt Forte, other Bears seek worker's compWorker compensation sees biggest gain since 2007, ECI showsCal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness58% of Construction Workers Say Safety Takes a Back Seat to Productivity

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Key House Committee Revamps Workers' Compensation Plan
Daily Business Review (registration)April 11, 2017

With the debate focused heavily on attorney fees, a key House committee overhauled a bill that would make changes in Florida's workers' compensation insurance system. Business groups, which have lobbied heavily to limit fees paid to attorneys for ...more »

Owners of California Hotel Cleaning Firm Plead Guilty to Workers' Comp Fraud
Insurance JournalApril 11, 2017

They were accused of concealing the existence of 800 employees over nearly a decade to avoid paying millions in payroll taxes and workers' compensation insurance. Steven Kwon pleaded guilty to felony charges related to fraud and employment tax ...more »

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AIA: Illinois State Run Workers' Compensation Fund and Price Control Legislation Fails to Provide Meaningful Reforms
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 30, 2017

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - Steve Schneider, Midwest region vice president for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued the following statement after the Illinois House passed two adverse pieces of workers' compensation ...more »

WORKERS' COMPENSATION: Attorneys' Fees? Nope, it's the Benefits, Dummy.
Legal ExaminerApril 30, 2017

First, it's important to understand that the Florida Workers' Compensation Law is the only area of the law where it is a crime for a lawyer to get paid a fee without a Judge's approval. Second, this applies only to injured workers' lawyers, not ...more »

Five Things to Catch Up On: 4/30, Weekend Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 30, 2017

1) Loss Consultant for Blount County, TN School Board Finds 'Malingering' Might Be Encouraged (FRIDAY) The Alcoa Board of Education in Tennessee is having some issues with workers' compensation, writes Amy Beth Miller of The Daily Times.more »

Illinois State Run Workers' Compensation Fund and Price Control Legislation Fails to Provide Meaningful Reforms
BenzingaApril 28, 2017

Steve Schneider, Midwest region vice president for the American Insurance Association (AIA), issued the following statement after the Illinois House passed two adverse pieces of workers' compensation legislation (HB 2525 and HB 2622) last night. If ...more »

Workers' Compensation 'Reform' Remains Unnecessary
The Legal IntelligencerApril 28, 2017

Another year and another workers' compensation insurance rate cut. For the third year in a row under the Wolf administration, and the sixth overall, there will be a significant rate cut in workers' compensation insurance, while the system maintains ...more »

Workers' Compensation 'Reform' Remains Unnecessary
The Legal IntelligencerApril 28, 2017

Another year and another workers' compensation insurance rate cut. For the third year in a row under the Wolf administration, and the sixth overall, there will be a significant rate cut in workers' compensation insurance, while the system maintains ...more »

Workers' Compensation 'Reform' Remains Unnecessary | The Legal ...
The Legal IntelligencerApril 28, 2017

Another year and another workers' compensation insurance rate cut. For the third year in a row under the Wolf administration, and the sixth overall, the...more »

CLAIMS SPECIALIST (WORKERS COMPENSATION)
Maryland Daily Record (subscription)April 28, 2017

Baltimore County has an immediate opening for a Claims Specialist experienced in Workers Compensation. Candidate should have an Associate of Arts degree, Bachelor's degree, OR paralegal certificate, Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited ...more »

Texas Workers' Comp Nonsubscriber Reports Due April 30
Insurance JournalApril 28, 2017

Texas employers that do not provide workers' compensation insurance must submit two types of forms to the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). DWC is offering a temporary grace period for employers that have not previously filed these reports ...more »

Study: Provider choice on workers' comp has little impact on cost
HR DiveApril 28, 2017

On average, workers' compensation indemnity and medical costs differed very little between states where employees may choose their providers and states where employers control provider choices, a Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) study ...more »

Working With Workers' Compensation Cases
HealioApril 28, 2017

Workers' compensation cases differ from other cases an O&P practice may handle. There can be more urgency due to the importance of the patient's ability to return to work. There are also unique billing, coding requirements and varying state-specific ...more »

Brian Urlacher, Matt Forte, other Bears seek worker's comp
Chicago Sun-TimesApril 28, 2017

Over the past 20 years, the Chicago Bears have spent nearly $12.5 million to settle worker compensation claims filed by 141 players. And now they're pushing to change Illinois law in hopes they'd have to pay less money to injured players. From the ...more »

Worker compensation sees biggest gain since 2007, ECI shows
MarketWatchApril 28, 2017

The amount of money it costs businesses to employ workers surged in the first quarter to the fastest rate since 2007, underscoring the upward pressure on wages in a tightening U.S. labor market and improved bargaining position for workers. The ...more »

Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 28, 2017

Fresno, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - With California's heat season quickly approaching, Cal/OSHA today hosted a news conference to remind employers that prevention is the best defense for outdoor workers against heat-related illness and death.more »

58% of Construction Workers Say Safety Takes a Back Seat to Productivity
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 28, 2017

Itasca, IL – A National Safety Council survey found 58% of Americans working in construction – the industry that sees the most workplace fatalities each year – feel that safety takes a back seat to productivity and completing job tasks. What's more, 51 ...more »

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