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A message to our readers:


The team at WorkCompCentral is stunned and deeply saddened by David DePaolo's sudden departure from this world. He passed away Sunday, July 17 in a motorcycle accident. However, we are all committed to carry on and continue to fulfill David's vision of providing workers compensation professionals with the most unbiased news, education and resources in the industry. We will also strive to make this year's Comp Laude® Awards & Gala event the best ever. The Comp Laude® event encapsulates his vision and passion for the industry. David was very proud of the team that he had assembled and we are working very hard to support each other and our valued customers.

Some of David's favorite charities:
Kids Chance of California or Angel Flight West.







David J. DePaolo
10/02/59 - 7/17/16

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  • State: Missouri
  • Topic: SOUTH
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A Missouri lawmaker is making another run at a bill that would allow electronic payment of workers’ compensation benefits.

House Bill 353, by Rep. Mike

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  • State: Texas
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Popular with: Legal
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A Texas appellate court upheld an award of lifetime income benefits and attorney fees to a worker who had suffered significant head injuries while attempting

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  • State: Florida
  • Topic: SOUTH
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A federal appellate court ruled that a lawful permanent resident was subject to deportation based on his Florida convictions for money laundering and workers' compensation

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  • State: South Carolina
  • Topic: SOUTH
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The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission announced that the net present value discount rate for long-term benefit payments will be 2% in 2021.

Net present

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  • State: Florida
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Average time spent on item: 30 minutes
  • - Popular with: Legal
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LUBA Workers' Comp has purchased Florida-based FHM Insurance Co., expanding its reach to 13 states across the South.

David Bondy
(LUBA photo)

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  • State: Texas
  • Topic: SOUTH
  • -  242 views
  • - Average time spent on item: 113 minutes
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The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is seeking comment on any changes needed to administrative rules regarding medical reimbursement disputes and attorney fees.

The division's

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  • State: Florida
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Average time spent on item: 202 minutes
  • - Popular with: Legal
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As Florida regulators have continued to deliberate over changes to medical reimbursement dispute rules, the number of disputes has spiked after several years of decline,

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  • State: Oklahoma
  • Topic: SOUTH
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Kim Bailey, the former executive director of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, was named general counsel for the Oklahoma Insurance Department.

Kim Bailey

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  • State: Louisiana
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Average time spent on item: 36 minutes
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A Louisiana appellate court revived a worker’s claim for coverage of injuries he sustained while he was helping his cancer-stricken brother run a business.

Case: Pilet v.

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  • State: South Carolina
  • Topic: SOUTH
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  • - Average time spent on item: 134 minutes
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The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission announced a reduction in the reimbursement rate for injured workers who drive more than five miles away from their

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