en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Thu, 24 May 2018 10:19:28 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Landscaper Pleads Guilty to Double-Dipping Charge Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/34756c171773c41bee92f970defad13df1b15f3a 34756c171773c41bee92f970defad13df1b15f3a Board Proposes Expansion of Legal Intern Program Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dc884112c2cc102cfcca5bd7a66c0788490cb880 dc884112c2cc102cfcca5bd7a66c0788490cb880 TV Station Takes Seahawks to Task For Denying Claims Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a0f6f0ffd143f3004483dd0071ed2f43048b275b a0f6f0ffd143f3004483dd0071ed2f43048b275b Doctor, Ambulance Providers Suspended for Fraud Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2145a04d13875cee789bae46e8cd07a9bd899c24 2145a04d13875cee789bae46e8cd07a9bd899c24 Younger Drobot Starts Serving Prison Sentence Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1353750c9e03f912c8a1756b9f0f5bf1151353cb 1353750c9e03f912c8a1756b9f0f5bf1151353cb Vouchers, Supplemental Payments on Agenda for June 7 CHSWC Meeting Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c44ed41a1a5515c1df28b7f9330f3ce045798e58 c44ed41a1a5515c1df28b7f9330f3ce045798e58 QME Fee Schedule Proposal Prompts Call for Reassessment of Med-Legal System Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ab46ebd8e9bd8e1507fd1dac26559204a39014c1 ab46ebd8e9bd8e1507fd1dac26559204a39014c1 No Benefits for Electrical Foreman's Injuries From Car Accident During Travel to Job Site Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6eb020d7422fd216822aead3690c6e09d97be3d6 6eb020d7422fd216822aead3690c6e09d97be3d6 Court Overturns Board's Assessment of Lost Wages for Permanently Disabled Worker Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9aecdd3690a252304c778809b2ea2d5f3dabca8f 9aecdd3690a252304c778809b2ea2d5f3dabca8f Split Supreme Court Says Worker's Injuries Qualified as Accidental Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/12ae6ecc343276ecb73dbd9665ceaa401783b1d7 12ae6ecc343276ecb73dbd9665ceaa401783b1d7 Supreme Court Clarifies Authority of Commission to Refuse Approval for Commutation Agreements Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ea4fd1c060b806ba90c05e51bb3ba4f245fc0aa5 ea4fd1c060b806ba90c05e51bb3ba4f245fc0aa5 Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Statutory Benefits for Mesothelioma Claims Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e1fdf2f7f4376485ad6462253e02b4e50e576fc5 e1fdf2f7f4376485ad6462253e02b4e50e576fc5 Bureau Lists All WC Legislative Changes This Year Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2ca1b6e6e5e1fe557737010da9c36db44fddd92c 2ca1b6e6e5e1fe557737010da9c36db44fddd92c Commission Revises Forms for Hearings, Attorney Involvement, Notices Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fa10b886291d32dac462d1005f9528801b7fffa8 fa10b886291d32dac462d1005f9528801b7fffa8 Department Wants Questionnaire From Opioid Care Applicants Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b020fce8b2aa3fb5ba3749f4b2c4801e48321bfa b020fce8b2aa3fb5ba3749f4b2c4801e48321bfa Accreditation Group Takes Aim at Texas Rehab Study Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6ee1bac24f66bfceafb7892cb4b161e45cb20196 6ee1bac24f66bfceafb7892cb4b161e45cb20196 Lawmakers Pass Cancer Presumption Bill, Order PTSD Study Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f31c240c752570bc3c9ad1ecb0ca48cb278538b7 f31c240c752570bc3c9ad1ecb0ca48cb278538b7 Assembly Passes Janitorial Employee Presumption Bill Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fda771df5bd8c65cfeb88389a0773419f350df3d fda771df5bd8c65cfeb88389a0773419f350df3d WCD Updates Cost-of-Living Matrix, Vocation Assistance Limits Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d32fef24fc595e3007c72f91bb5a947d0c3da511 d32fef24fc595e3007c72f91bb5a947d0c3da511 Division Posts Instructions for Calculating Self-Insurer Assessment Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f0342ea308978c436a63aa2550166cefaca91023 f0342ea308978c436a63aa2550166cefaca91023 Lien Claimants Make Another Run at Constitutional Challenge to Lien Stay Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4a9685cca12f4f6eba9d22450c630569013cbcc2 4a9685cca12f4f6eba9d22450c630569013cbcc2 Manual Labor Exception Allows Independent Contractor to Get Benefits From Air B&B Owner Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d12f41b30a569518cf9155db9fac46e7f1a5d310 d12f41b30a569518cf9155db9fac46e7f1a5d310 Split Supreme Court Says Nurse Can't Reopen Claim for Back Injury Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4be59757c4de31a1b140cc627df8bfe705a78349 4be59757c4de31a1b140cc627df8bfe705a78349 Worker Can Proceed With Claims for Violation of Labor Law, Building Code Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c25e4b12ba551e42c1232e919bf8220bb23a243b c25e4b12ba551e42c1232e919bf8220bb23a243b Court Upholds PTD Award for Clerical Worker With No Job Prospects Due to Severe Depression Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ae9e74d2beb8cabd247b9a40b6081fa1f15b0628 ae9e74d2beb8cabd247b9a40b6081fa1f15b0628 Privette Doctrine Barred Tort Claims Against Homeowner for Worker's Fatal Fall Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ed85028ba9f2300d9fa684c342caf72e1f6a4ea5 ed85028ba9f2300d9fa684c342caf72e1f6a4ea5 PAID Act to Streamline Settlement Introduced in Congress Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0b9cba04723acce9a8aa094ee79e29a938959d09 0b9cba04723acce9a8aa094ee79e29a938959d09 Cannoles, Clasing & Hock Merges With Albers Firm Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0af7538f9a8f66cadb444daa46780cc0c6765e39 0af7538f9a8f66cadb444daa46780cc0c6765e39 Owners of Food-Processing Plant Sentenced for Failing to Pay Wages Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c81b735ce38be777dce4c1b6b1cfa6069506bb8d c81b735ce38be777dce4c1b6b1cfa6069506bb8d Medical Advancements May Mean More Mega Claims Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c2d79ff4c2ab7d5b9549cf2357102d19c8c39dbf c2d79ff4c2ab7d5b9549cf2357102d19c8c39dbf Medical Marijuana Expanded, but Not for Workers' Comp Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1f91e43922cd1ea978c8d0e552bcaf34541b28b9 1f91e43922cd1ea978c8d0e552bcaf34541b28b9 Average Costs Per Claim Higher in Illinois Than Several Other States, Study Shows Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a070c8fa23846f1ca81b029a8930f0fb787cefe9 a070c8fa23846f1ca81b029a8930f0fb787cefe9 Excessive Fees Went to Three Providers, Investigation Shows Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4a24864a30fe89a54419d941a96d882ba790d01d 4a24864a30fe89a54419d941a96d882ba790d01d Massive Premium Rebate Program Starting to Raise Questions Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/55734f9a0d873cc25707922c779752cfba771f94 55734f9a0d873cc25707922c779752cfba771f94 Health Care Worker Ordered to Pay $10K Restitution for Overbilling Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7f9f00bae45dc204cdc3bcca04d8bc6235b9e0af 7f9f00bae45dc204cdc3bcca04d8bc6235b9e0af ICA to Require Form for Accepting Medical-Only Claims Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e81c39321ead1d6a397a06f447a24201b33d56ed e81c39321ead1d6a397a06f447a24201b33d56ed Bill to Exempt Comp Fund From Reserve Limit Sent to Governor Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5a96d02ad463c0cdc078184b75542f93d84ad5e6 5a96d02ad463c0cdc078184b75542f93d84ad5e6 Younger Drobot Cites Prior Approval in Argument Against Restitution Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f9211fe3c253ae986bfd2a69f569a33477c1f675 f9211fe3c253ae986bfd2a69f569a33477c1f675 Attorney Gets 2-Year Suspension for Engaging in Unauthorized Practice of Law Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bfc931d32d68d8f7dffb1294d156e9e8825cd092 bfc931d32d68d8f7dffb1294d156e9e8825cd092 No Benefits for Widow of Worker With Occupational Pneumoconiosis Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c8f03a497bf3cf2c65086152e82cf8cc3fdc7b3c c8f03a497bf3cf2c65086152e82cf8cc3fdc7b3c Court Orders Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Claim for New/Omitted Condition Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8e281822008ac5cba7642434585978c4f5b5c67d 8e281822008ac5cba7642434585978c4f5b5c67d Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Denial of Benefits for Worker's Back Surgery Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dbaf2f388d235e561cba5a8d99f2e1efa0ca751b dbaf2f388d235e561cba5a8d99f2e1efa0ca751b OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/eead405712141ed0498e290f6fc8cf723c6b15b7 eead405712141ed0498e290f6fc8cf723c6b15b7 Heavy Fines Proposed for Alleged Lead Exposure at Battery Plant Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ffb33d6d719a128e515df0c79450d653a9bdb8d1 ffb33d6d719a128e515df0c79450d653a9bdb8d1 Direct Deposit Payment Bill Gets Another Shot Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cd528d1a7986ed1d7fe7c84365c805ca543ada4f cd528d1a7986ed1d7fe7c84365c805ca543ada4f Patriot National Founder Mariano Ordered to Pay $1.67M to Lenders Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/efb43258097af41e0b48054f8849854cb2f60182 efb43258097af41e0b48054f8849854cb2f60182 Education Seminar to Cover Workplace Safety, Opioid Solutions Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/47af8bfbbfd10dca290d92c52c4c2424d5766cfe 47af8bfbbfd10dca290d92c52c4c2424d5766cfe Governor Signs Bill Allowing Hearings in WC District, Not City of Injury Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/75ec237ed35344f7ac81f974e914a283db97344a 75ec237ed35344f7ac81f974e914a283db97344a Bill Would Modify How Some Ag Workers' Weekly Wage Is Calculated Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b7ab26f57da98011bd6d24a27e9b86127d350b08 b7ab26f57da98011bd6d24a27e9b86127d350b08 Political Feud Sinks Collateral Bill for Large-Deductible Policies Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f87b4817278374577750eab6425026de65af8f9e f87b4817278374577750eab6425026de65af8f9e DOT Worker Convicted of Fraud Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/afe35159c0b2eef916f546eff97f5cb75b973d19 afe35159c0b2eef916f546eff97f5cb75b973d19 Court Orders Chiropractor to Pay $165,442 for Failed Extortion Lawsuit Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6ea91b07ee43f6540dbe677b6727d4262e78dc91 6ea91b07ee43f6540dbe677b6727d4262e78dc91 Riverside Chiropractor Accused of Participating in Capping Scheme Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2b1c7aed6e39a3bdd26f4dd1bf6f2a81d2f1cd5f 2b1c7aed6e39a3bdd26f4dd1bf6f2a81d2f1cd5f Judge Can't Use 120-Day Rule to Authorize Surgery if Worker Didn't Raise It in Pleadings Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e032cf5d265e10caebc2623b99bddc377f494127 e032cf5d265e10caebc2623b99bddc377f494127 Worker Waited Too Long to Challenge Employer's Classification of 'Non-Assault' Injury Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3c6722100982d5e2bd25ae8b6ed2d0a362706b7c 3c6722100982d5e2bd25ae8b6ed2d0a362706b7c Court Tosses Denial of Worker's PTD Claim Based on Doctor's Isolated Statement on Employability Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a2c05166b0f6ea08da06caad4457ada26c798e7a a2c05166b0f6ea08da06caad4457ada26c798e7a Commission Used Wrong Legal Standard to Assess Timeliness of Claim Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5c3385874c4f5667cc9bb84fe3721de7a9dccb62 5c3385874c4f5667cc9bb84fe3721de7a9dccb62 Split Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Worker's Claim for Cervical Radiculopathy Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/73241376f7c1a1f4aaa432a128c0ee0507524b63 73241376f7c1a1f4aaa432a128c0ee0507524b63 New Pharmacies Sprouted as Dispensing Reforms Were Adopted, WCRI Says Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f4d1867949caa7a29e3a69f35f76cddec69a4b66 f4d1867949caa7a29e3a69f35f76cddec69a4b66 Carl Icahn Voices Opposition to AmTrust Privatization Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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6521f1009f090599f1fa6256a00e54b7215cb732 Truck Driver Must Pay $12,450 for WC Fraud Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/16ea201ff22ac1be5fe56d9fc6b66b1f402295d4 16ea201ff22ac1be5fe56d9fc6b66b1f402295d4 Bureau Could Dismiss PPD Claims if Worker Misses Exam, New Rules Say Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f0507148cc5857f33605eb5036c6e1705d700f23 f0507148cc5857f33605eb5036c6e1705d700f23 House Gives Final Approval to Notice Bill Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0d8c36a3d97693bc693c82dd91fcb8109f7c9149 0d8c36a3d97693bc693c82dd91fcb8109f7c9149 Fiscal Committee Approves Bill to Classify Janitorial Workers as Employees Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/654fd4e4588701c3103b91d96a1ea04ed59383ed 654fd4e4588701c3103b91d96a1ea04ed59383ed WCS Gets New Phone Number After Completing Las Vegas Move Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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103773c721f5d5d5460fe9ed104e177283d54933 Court Allows Worker to Proceed With Malpractice Claim Against Firm Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f68b4931446825150cd81ddb388644c78052901e f68b4931446825150cd81ddb388644c78052901e Court Can't Modify Worker's Award Without Evidence of Worsening Disability, Impairment Change Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bd666ee6c6c1cd374cc7b669bd07bbe3dea25fcf bd666ee6c6c1cd374cc7b669bd07bbe3dea25fcf Appellant's Failure to Timely Serve Parties Doesn't Divest Judge of Ability to Extend Deadline Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/580040839f14db78e3d0c1e5b7d8ac8eec56acc1 580040839f14db78e3d0c1e5b7d8ac8eec56acc1 FDA Approves Non-Opioid Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8c85c581a70cd75980065f4d8d4da2ebc8a05bc4 8c85c581a70cd75980065f4d8d4da2ebc8a05bc4 Artemis Emslie Joins Ametros' Board of Directors Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/87c946d076fbf6d986f3afb7c81f7d43c0908111 87c946d076fbf6d986f3afb7c81f7d43c0908111 Physical Rehabilitation Network Opens Westminster Clinic Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/37998229b661180ec9ebe23c2fbdc23d8adbd23b 37998229b661180ec9ebe23c2fbdc23d8adbd23b Board Requires More Info, New Forms for Impairment Eval Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8a6f77a5f23455ad3b3fc8000fe35cb1a36093b4 8a6f77a5f23455ad3b3fc8000fe35cb1a36093b4