en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:35:29 -0800 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Advisory Committee Suggests Rules for Document Translation Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ba554cc79459ffb15c7582f47c5a14e91d6515e8 ba554cc79459ffb15c7582f47c5a14e91d6515e8 WCA Seeks Bids for Study of Permanent Disability Benefits Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1823c9f9a16eaba37957c2e74a42e1e200e2b644 1823c9f9a16eaba37957c2e74a42e1e200e2b644 Large-Deductible Rules Last Comp Issue for Insurance Commissioner Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/11164f062a729caf27000510f2aaf3aed81505ad 11164f062a729caf27000510f2aaf3aed81505ad Supreme Court Rejects Suit Against Contractor for Fatal Accident by Drug-Using Trucker Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c7dd2ea76d5657a2c6a7ae645154d9ceeb9411f2 c7dd2ea76d5657a2c6a7ae645154d9ceeb9411f2 Court Upholds Award for Aggravation Injury Despite 'Confusing' Report on Causation Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/57ea6ed254bad5656006023a2158fe069a15c865 57ea6ed254bad5656006023a2158fe069a15c865 Court Splits on Defendant's Burden of Proof for Summary Judgment Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0b962172fc539300e8aa022495efed201a349b46 0b962172fc539300e8aa022495efed201a349b46 Court Won't Disturb Arbitrator's Ruling on Employer's Entitlement to Reimbursement Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/acae2967abf3cad71c150d0af91115d3a2abf3aa acae2967abf3cad71c150d0af91115d3a2abf3aa Worker Failed to Prove Discipline for Positive Drug Test Was Pretext for Discrimination Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c953175f1b29ab739a8c401743fadf45b564d1d7 c953175f1b29ab739a8c401743fadf45b564d1d7 Employers Names Lori Brown as EVP, Chief Legal Officer Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bb6c8f0c2f4f1be751bd3bbcc7b2c47fa91a4fdc bb6c8f0c2f4f1be751bd3bbcc7b2c47fa91a4fdc Amanda Posey Joins Alliant as VP in OC Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b00fd45ad5c633dee71bf67b7fee09c57c7e2a63 b00fd45ad5c633dee71bf67b7fee09c57c7e2a63 ProAssurance Notes Increase in Inexperienced-Worker Claims in 3Q Results Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/405ba82fdf16ce1a555eced2fe7116fa32e08525 405ba82fdf16ce1a555eced2fe7116fa32e08525 Opioid Crisis a Boon for Pain-Device Manufacturers Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/920aa21cdc11d4eaec7cf73b22155a369d4b9956 920aa21cdc11d4eaec7cf73b22155a369d4b9956 TDI Approves NCCI Filing on Impact if Terrorism Backstop Isn't Renewed Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e7efaffc81fead18e72cb7d2cd47291cdfb27d07 e7efaffc81fead18e72cb7d2cd47291cdfb27d07 Blue Wave in State Elections Could Mean Comp Changes Ahead Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ef48f37cb0cd689b1d03008ea81b2dcc8509faa3 ef48f37cb0cd689b1d03008ea81b2dcc8509faa3 Research Company Owner Accused of Faking Results in Clinical Trials Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7458a4d996ed179e039aad359169551354944f10 7458a4d996ed179e039aad359169551354944f10 SAIF Board to Discuss Strategic Plan Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1ee7f3bbfc7ead33dbf3c27bb606dda43c37bc18 1ee7f3bbfc7ead33dbf3c27bb606dda43c37bc18 Modesto Physician to Pay $175K in Restitution for Billing Scam Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 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f5ed2f1f85d100356ed92e7abe4fb8bb9e6540de Mechanic Failed to Assert Viable Labor Law Claim Based on Fall From Roof of Van Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ac1add09c5de8c62219e169d70107450dfa7c264 ac1add09c5de8c62219e169d70107450dfa7c264 Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Fall Through Roof Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dceea9d43bea1dca0982cdeeb73da2bc892de88a dceea9d43bea1dca0982cdeeb73da2bc892de88a Bank Employee Can't Get Denial of Psyche Claim Set Aside Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9c81d468970aa49d4e2cd85b677827ac58437d63 9c81d468970aa49d4e2cd85b677827ac58437d63 Commission Can't Retroactively Correct Miscalculation of Peace Officer's Award Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ec0b15be66ea07a2dafd2d9778e1234f50ae6f12 ec0b15be66ea07a2dafd2d9778e1234f50ae6f12 BLS: Non-Fatal Injury Rate Drops for Fifth Year in a Row Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c496b37fede09714234682820d08304fb4de2ee9 c496b37fede09714234682820d08304fb4de2ee9 Crush Injury Leads to OSHA Citations for Two Contractors Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/659a63efc0dff0566ac1ca42080166087ef7d61c 659a63efc0dff0566ac1ca42080166087ef7d61c Mail Carrier's Heat Sickness Prompts $129,336 Fine for USPS Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f9d768e14ea57d17e24e9086dd6092169d9a7bd3 f9d768e14ea57d17e24e9086dd6092169d9a7bd3 Approval of Powerful New Opioid Raises Questions Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b0bf895c15f4edb1acf4002056fd513ae6df280e b0bf895c15f4edb1acf4002056fd513ae6df280e Man Sentenced for Trying to Cash WC Rebate Check Meant for Day Care Center Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/08aa1b79f676bdef449f27ce4503cc608fa13838 08aa1b79f676bdef449f27ce4503cc608fa13838 Deputy Fire Chief's Cancer Claim Denied Despite Presumption Law Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5be6babd2f90d1a362b0823e3119899b5f7679ec 5be6babd2f90d1a362b0823e3119899b5f7679ec NCCI Files for 5.6% Decrease Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ffb3ae37377bc04d325102033b394f13bdeb6bc6 ffb3ae37377bc04d325102033b394f13bdeb6bc6 New Schedules Raise Medical Fees, Add Many New Codes Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e8c5501d2462a9dc2daf783992dd7680f4adf96b e8c5501d2462a9dc2daf783992dd7680f4adf96b Occupational Injury Rate Drops to Record Low Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cdd77b712fb42d8dbbd5450cc8d8d34f860054d6 cdd77b712fb42d8dbbd5450cc8d8d34f860054d6 Bath Man Accused of Double-Dipping Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/46856b0a9f16ca3ae5a29a617566d45322e261a3 46856b0a9f16ca3ae5a29a617566d45322e261a3 DWC Schedules Training for New DIME Rules Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f040e0ae80472d5482f535d9a7a57adf85abdda1 f040e0ae80472d5482f535d9a7a57adf85abdda1 SCIF Earned Premiums Down Slightly Through September Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b569b6e941fb0eb032d8f948c925ca24ce3a35bc b569b6e941fb0eb032d8f948c925ca24ce3a35bc WCD Issues Billing Code Advisory Notice Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5563513fa008d9abc825d5c9be513cd111f42958 5563513fa008d9abc825d5c9be513cd111f42958 Court Affirms $25,560 Penalty for Fall Protection Violations Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1624af7486fa5d771fc0ebe240df47e0b06aa9af 1624af7486fa5d771fc0ebe240df47e0b06aa9af Medical-Only Exclusion Being Applied to 2019 X-Mods Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dc2407a932d45d5049523f46c4f65503c3a784ab dc2407a932d45d5049523f46c4f65503c3a784ab Court Won't Excuse Worker's Failure to Provide Timely Notice of Labor Law Claim Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/943d1c1a8b269dd49e7bec0f1c0cdfbf68380722 943d1c1a8b269dd49e7bec0f1c0cdfbf68380722 Accident Caused by Failure of Tack Welds Entitled Worker to Summary Judgment Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2d1c1ecea0655eaad40a2182d491f700108f6141 2d1c1ecea0655eaad40a2182d491f700108f6141 Worker With History of Back Problems Can't Expand Scope of Claim Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/810cf92e291fcce02aac0c287a2a73305dbc5404 810cf92e291fcce02aac0c287a2a73305dbc5404 Scope of Warehouse Employee's Compensable Injury Didn't Include Nerve Damage Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 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