Workers Compensation. Legal news and articles for May 27 - 31, 2017

How To Double Your Odds of Poor Workers' Comp OutcomeFive Things You Need to Know: 5/31, Wednesday Edition340 workers' comp claims in 2016Cases focus on workers' comp payment disputes6 Nominated to Trial, Workers' Comp, Administrative CourtsIllinois Senate Passes Bills Requiring Work Comp Pre-Approval, Creating Nonprofit InsurerWorkers' compensation – 'Going and coming' rule – Traveling nurseComp Laude® Nominations Will Soon Be ClosingIllinois Senators Pass Workers' Compensation Bills, Despite Republican ObjectionsOhio Senate picks up bill barring undocumented workers' comp elligibilityWork Comp Reform Really Reform?MN Workers' Comp Claims Down; State Group Home Workers an ExceptionCA Cuts Down on FraudWorkers' Compensation Bill Passes Senate, But Not In The Clear ...Oneida school bus monitor accused of stealing $6K in Workers ...

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State-backed workers' comp insurance idea attacked by biz groups
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)May 1, 2017

The portion of workers' compensation premiums paid by Illinois employers that is used to pay injured workers' benefits has dropped 28.4% since the 2011 law changes. According to the Illinois Department of Insurance, barely half of premiums collected by ...more »

Five Things You Need to Know: 5/9, Tuesday Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 9, 2017

According to the New York State Inspector General's Office, Colson stole $39,850 in workers' compensation benefits meant for her long-deceased mother, a former Orange-Ulster BOCES employee," writes Welber. "Colson's mother, a former nurse at .more »

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How To Double Your Odds of Poor Workers' Comp Outcome
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 31, 2017

What do these factors have in common: education level, fear of being fired, tenure on the job and English language proficiency? All help determine outcomes for injured workers. While you may not be able to change all the factors that influence outcomes ...more »

Five Things You Need to Know: 5/31, Wednesday Edition
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 31, 2017

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) FL Ambulatory and Hospital Groups File Case Against Division of Workers' Comp An administrative law judge has scheduled June hearings for cases involving The Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers ...more »

340 workers' comp claims in 2016
Saipan TribuneMay 30, 2017

At the same time, Workers' Compensation director Frank Cabrera said the law that created the workers' compensation program, Public Law 6-93, is effective and in operation to this day. In fact, the commission is the last clearinghouse for all and any ...more »

Cases focus on workers' comp payment disputes
WJXT JacksonvilleMay 30, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Ambulatory-surgical centers and a major player in the hospital industry are challenging a state proposal that could affect payment disputes in the workers' compensation insurance system. The Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical ...more »

6 Nominated to Trial, Workers' Comp, Administrative Courts
New Jersey Law JournalMay 30, 2017

Gov. Chris Christie has nominated six to the bench: three for Superior Court, two for the Workers' Compensation Court, and one for the Office of Administrative Law. The Superior Court nominees are Mark Chase of Cherry Hill, Lorraine Augostini of Sparta ...more »

Illinois Senate Passes Bills Requiring Work Comp Pre-Approval, Creating Nonprofit Insurer
Insurance JournalMay 30, 2017

The Illinois Senate has passed two workers' compensation measures — one that would require companies writing workers' comp insurance to get state approval for the rates they charge, and another that creates a nonprofit company — with government ...more »

Workers' compensation – 'Going and coming' rule – Traveling nurse
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyMay 30, 2017

Where a nurse was injured in a car accident returning from her home in Danvers following five days working in Brattleboro, Vermont, the 'going and coming' rule did not bar her from receiving workers' compensation benefits. Background “… At the time of ...more »

Comp Laude® Nominations Will Soon Be Closing
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 30, 2017

Nominations for the 6th Annual Comp Laude® Awards will close soon, and if you haven't taken the time to honor top performers in the industry, this is the time to do so. The Annual Comp Laude® Awards are designed to recognize excellence in the workers' ...more »

Illinois Senators Pass Workers' Compensation Bills, Despite Republican Objections
WNIJ and WNIUMay 29, 2017

The Republican governor has said the expense of workers' compensation insurance has driven businesses out of the state. Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, sponsored legislation meant to bring costs down. "I know workers' comp. I've practiced workers' comp ...more »

Ohio Senate picks up bill barring undocumented workers' comp elligibility
Watchdog.orgMay 28, 2017

Undocumented workers would be barred from receiving workers' compensation benefits in budget legislation passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and now in the state Senate. The bill includes an amendment that would require the Ohio Bureau of ...more »

Work Comp Reform Really Reform?
Alton Daily NewsMay 28, 2017

Despite Gov. Bruce Rauner saying earlier this week the Senate was within spitting distance of agreeing on meaningful fixes to Illinois' workers' compensation system, Democratic Senators passed bills sent to them by the House that Republicans and the ...more »

MN Workers' Comp Claims Down; State Group Home Workers an Exception
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 28, 2017

St. Paul, MN (WorkersCompensation.com) - While Minnesota continues to see decreases in its workers' compensation claims, one segment of Minnesota employees is filing more claims than ever. Employees of government-run state homes, which provide ...more »

CA Cuts Down on Fraud
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)May 28, 2017

San Bernardino, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Deputy District Attorney Scott Byrd said California is one of the utmost stringent and expensive employers among the states, making it one of the most complicated workers' compensation systems in the U.S. ...more »

Workers' Compensation Bill Passes Senate, But Not In The Clear ...
CBS ChicagoMay 27, 2017

One of the remaining issues in Springfield -- workers' compensation -- is the subject of a bill that's passed the Senate.more »

Oneida school bus monitor accused of stealing $6K in Workers ...
CNYcentral.comMay 27, 2017

An Oneida City School District employee was arrested after allegedly defrauding the Workers' Compensation system of more than $6000 in benefits, according ...more »

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