en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sun, 18 Aug 2019 04:38:23 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Department Posts Expedited Rules for PTSD in First Responders Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/68eb31011324955707555171026b3555ca0ed794 68eb31011324955707555171026b3555ca0ed794 DOL to Hold Hearing on New Reporting Requirements for Serious Injuries Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/77808784953c0b1d705c881c78113f767c2e1f46 77808784953c0b1d705c881c78113f767c2e1f46 Portal Allows Coverage Verification in 32 States Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4bfd4df7db4bf9496c91b827924d66851ab1c480 4bfd4df7db4bf9496c91b827924d66851ab1c480 RIMS Survey Finds 2% Increase in Total Cost of Risk Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ec6170a6f1b79da02c17e05118f1d9ab60cf498d ec6170a6f1b79da02c17e05118f1d9ab60cf498d Service American Indemnity Co. Names New SVP of Program Business Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/053054871f9cbe9cdf0744a4464b78a9480edd25 053054871f9cbe9cdf0744a4464b78a9480edd25 Movie Production Company Fined for Worker Injuries Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b9320032716a4d586efb3e441c90a54db41f413f b9320032716a4d586efb3e441c90a54db41f413f Food Packer Faces $200K Fine for Safety Violations Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0c349ff8d0759fe3c033a2612983ca3cdd3b88d9 0c349ff8d0759fe3c033a2612983ca3cdd3b88d9 Armor Fabrication Company Fined for Amputation Risks Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/408425b31d8b38e7bcc2b51c3cb12aa46a5448c9 408425b31d8b38e7bcc2b51c3cb12aa46a5448c9 High Court Upholds Three-Year Suspension of Attorney With History of Misconduct Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 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cf9cc9645735895c829739ad210e8ac9c8b5a266 Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over IIED Claim Against Carrier Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a922d327f0e4dc3cb6236b182e7f719b656e4b47 a922d327f0e4dc3cb6236b182e7f719b656e4b47 KEMI Promotes Six in Management Positions Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dc451663686739d0fc0d6e321bc99ebaed2928cd dc451663686739d0fc0d6e321bc99ebaed2928cd Attorney Disbarred After Immigration Fraud Guilty Plea Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1d11fe5e05f550de4afe34f7a3fe13e87ace3df4 1d11fe5e05f550de4afe34f7a3fe13e87ace3df4 TDI Approves NCCI Classification Changes Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4aef4093f44bf2299e36581b903e3661788bd34c 4aef4093f44bf2299e36581b903e3661788bd34c Governor Appoints Labor Rep to Funding Commission Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/27241356623fa8f05ae3e76f3d9cde559e2df652 27241356623fa8f05ae3e76f3d9cde559e2df652 Retroactivity Stripped From PTSD Bill; Sunset Date Added Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1280e1ba45203771fbaba76be975a2f376d69fbf 1280e1ba45203771fbaba76be975a2f376d69fbf LMAC to Discuss Annual Report, Examiner Certification Rules Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7364f49edef645cf2c4b82f403f85400876a2ce2 7364f49edef645cf2c4b82f403f85400876a2ce2 WCRI to Discuss Opioid Trends During Webinar Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/68dff0af0703c6cbc3cd6a0c6f216d339233c8db 68dff0af0703c6cbc3cd6a0c6f216d339233c8db Hospital Has No Liability for Electric Shock Injury Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/50ff1c50970ae760774b56e7661f5f0470c1d764 50ff1c50970ae760774b56e7661f5f0470c1d764 Corrections Officer Forged Documents to Receive Comp Benefits Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/646fd41181919cbe68bd6d03b2c01e9d3bfbbcd8 646fd41181919cbe68bd6d03b2c01e9d3bfbbcd8 Court Upholds PPD Award Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2040ba6cc7d6bf513473b55990eca566cfe7c281 2040ba6cc7d6bf513473b55990eca566cfe7c281 Owner of Medical Transport Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6b17c512e2820b78be21160bc2b92e9e6e0329ef 6b17c512e2820b78be21160bc2b92e9e6e0329ef Appellant Didn't Waive Challenge to Decision Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/27b06e6a26846964121f61bc70b7f382258fdc89 27b06e6a26846964121f61bc70b7f382258fdc89 Industry Waits for UR Regulations to Answer Unresolved Issues Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e0e7f205bbfe9bd754955180644da903a29d316a 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