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July 2019

Georgia Recently Enacted Revised Workers' Compensation Provisions

Riverboat Casino Qualifies as Vessel for Jones Act Purposes

Alabama Senate Approves Workers’ Compensation Bill

Ohio Cannot Bar Lawyers From Advertising To Work Comp Claimants

WA Workers' Compensation Benefits Increases by 5.5 Percent Effective 7/1/2019 For Most

 

June 2019

What Maine Employers Need to Know About 2019 Workers' Compensation “Reforms”

Maine Governor Signs Workers' Compensation Reform Bill That Raises Benefits

 

May 2019

New Hampshire Governor Signs Workplace Safety Bill

Texas House Passes Work Comp Injured Worker Right to Choose Provider Bill

California Assembly Bill Passes Firefighter WC Benefits For Injuries Beyond California

Texas Bill Would Clarify Workers' Compensation Physician Eligibility

Washington State Governor Signs Senate Bill 5474 Authorizing Penalty and Cancer Presumption for Fire

 

April 2019

Forklift Operator Due Comp Benefits Despite Unknown Cause of Injury

Washington State Could Soon Fine Parties For Revealing Injured Worker Files if Signed By Gov

Tennessee Governor Presented WC Bill With IRS Gauge Testing

 

March 2019

Illinois House Passes Bill That Would Remove Time Limits for Claims

Oklahoma House Passes Workers' Compensation Reform Bill

Bill To Amend Various Statutes of Oklahoma's 2013 Workers' Compensation Law On Its Way To House Floor

Disability Discrimination Claim Barred bc Workers Compensation in Louisiana

 

February 2019

Proposed Oregon Bill To Address Substantial Work Comp Changes

Nevada Proposing A Different Standard For Work Comp Compensability

More States Are Adopting Drug Formularies in 2019

Many State Legislatures Are Looking at Opioid Bills

Mississippi Work Comp Bills and Measures Died in Committee

Washington Lawmaker "Cuts" Plan to Eliminate Work Comp Exemption for Hairdressers

 

January 2019

Tennessee's Next Step Program Launches Helping Injured Workers After Disability Pay Ends

Georgia 2019 Anticipated Workers' Comp Changes Taking Shape

2019 West Virginia Legislative Session Legislation Introduced Impacting Workers' Compensation

Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms State Comp Court Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Employer of Injured Nebraska Resident 

 

December 2018

Texas Bill Filed To Require Injured Workers Be Notified Of Right To Choose Doctor

Arizona to Launch New Claims System Requiring Parties to Choose Preferred Communication Method

 

 

November 2018

Oregon Premium Rate Survey Shows Illinois Work Comp Premiums by State Ranking Dropped From 8th to 22nd

IL Legislators Overturn Gov. Veto Allowing Med. Providers To Sue Insurers Over Interest From Unpaid Bills

Texas State Employee Required Prior Work-From-Home Written Authorization

Many States Are Reducing WC Rates: Tennessee Approves 19% Rate Cut Due To Reform & Fewer Injuries

New York Bill Would Require Notification If Claim Representative Change Is Made

 

October 2018

KY & CT Added To A Total Of 8 States Awarded A Dept of Labor Grant for Return-to-Work

September 2018

Illinois Governor Vetoes A Bill That Would Have Amended IL WC

New Maine Work Comp Rules In Effect September 1

 

August 2018

Alaska Governor Signs Bill Closing Second Injury Fund For Claims Occuring After 8/31/18

California Supreme Court Ruled Work Comp Is The Exclusive Remedy For An Injured Employee

Kansas Appeals Court Strikes Down 2013 Workers' Compensation Change

 

July 2018

Kentucky Work Comp Reform And Black Lung Cases

 

June 2018

Texas Dept. of Insurance - Division of Work Comp New Doctor Rules Effective December 2018 

Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Claim Costs Lower After 2013 Reforms

 

May 2018

New Tennessee Work Comp Claim Handling Standards Go Into Effect August 2, 2018  

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Work Comp Prescription Drug Bill

 

April, 2018

Kentucky Work Comp Reform

Sixth Circuit Judge Dismisses Injured Worker Suit Against Work Comp Administrator

Claim Adjuster Subject to Bad Faith

Kentucky Sends First Workers’ Comp Reforms to Governor Since 1996

Florida Governor Signs PTSD Benefits Bill for First Responders

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