Workers Comp

A Look at Blood Flow Restriction Therapy and Possible Effects on Workers’ Compensation Claims | Chartwell’s Law

There is a recent trend among physiotherapy providers treating their patients, including injured workers and claimants, using blood flow restriction therapy (BFRT). Although you may have heard of this trend recently at the Summer and Winter Olympics or heard of the path traveled by now-retired Washington Commanders quarterback Alex Smith. …

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Candidates meet Freestone County voters at annual forum

Freestone County voters got to know several of the candidates who will appear on this year’s ballots for the March 1, 2022 primary election.Early voting has already started and will continue until next week. (Click here to find out what’s on your ballot) This was the third Candidates Forum organized …

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Mayor Cantrell proposes to reverse bans on facial recognition, predictive policing and other surveillance technologies

At the request of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans City Council on Thursday introduced an ordinance to dramatically reduce local restrictions on law enforcement oversight that were put in place just 14 months ago. The proposed order, if passed, would largely overturn the council’s blanket bans on the use …

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State Capitol Week in Review | Vanburen

For decades, prison overcrowding has sparked a financial tussle between the state and Arkansas counties. In recent months, the issue has taken on greater urgency. It’s become more than a budget battle, according to county sheriffs. This is a security issue that is reaching crisis proportions. Three sheriffs and a …

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Appeals court dismisses doctor’s fee strike effort

A Florida appeals court overturned a claims judge’s decision dismissing a duly licensed attending physician whose initial assessment and treatment costs exceeded base fee schedule rates. “We are reversing because the Workers’ Compensation Code does not allow a (compensation claims judge) to disbar a duly licensed attending physician because of …

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Higher fees do not disqualify an attending physician from workers’ compensation, Florida Court of Appeals says

A workers’ compensation judge cannot disqualify an attending physician simply because the doctor’s prices exceed Florida’s workers’ fee schedule, a state appeals court ruled this week. “In other words, vendors aren’t categorically tainted by higher-than-expected fees. And authorized carriers and vendors may agree to refunds” on schedule or at mutually …

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Clara and Nationwide partner to deliver AI in comp

Clara Analytics Inc. announced on Wednesday that it will partner with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. to provide artificial intelligence technology to the commercial insurance industry for a new program to improve claims operations for insurance companies. workers. Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, will implement Clara’s triage and processing programs, which …

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Amazon doubles base salary cap for company employees

Amazon told employees it was increasing its base cash compensation cap to $350,000, more than double the previous amount, citing “a particularly competitive job market,” according to an internal announcement seen by the New York. Times. Amazon previously capped its salary for technology and enterprise employees at $160,000 in most …

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Smoking and Sandwich in Worker’s Compensation Employment in Pennsylvania – Jobs and HR

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. An employee who went out to smoke and crossed the street for a sandwich during an unscheduled break was entitled to workers’ compensation. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania court found that these activities remained …

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Two Apalachin men arrested for failing to provide pay to workers on construction projects

APALACHIN, NY (WETM) – Two Tioga County men have been arrested and face multiple felony charges for allegedly failing to provide safe working conditions for their construction workers. Robert Peretore, 37, and Jeremy Hall, 41, were both arrested by New York State Police and arraigned in Owego, according to New …

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Year in Review: Appeal Board, Part 2

Year in Review: Appeal Board, Part 2 Welcome to the latest in a three-part series on the 2021 appeal decisions. As the title suggests, this article covers the rest of the Board’s advice from the past year on many different issues. You read the cases in their entirety, right? Thank …

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Winter is a dangerous time for work-related injuries

Patient Tom Ringwelski works with physical therapist Christy Kopischke in the new therapy room at the UCHealth Occupational Medicine Clinic, located inside UCHealth Emergency Care in Steamboat Springs.UCHealth/Courtesy Photo Four decades of teaching ski lessons at Steamboat Springs, and too many hours to count slow skiing and demonstrating corner position, …

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CEO of medical imaging companies sentenced to 5 years in prison for $250 million healthcare fraud via state workers’ compensation system | USAO-CDCA

SAN DIEGO – The CEO of several Southern California-based medical imaging companies was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for running a program that submitted more than $250 million in fraudulent claims through the system. California workers’ compensation for medical services obtained through kickbacks and bribes to doctors …

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Opinions of the Supreme Court Panel | News for the workers compensation industry

Opinions of the Supreme Court panel As in previous years, I like to start the month of January with a look back at last year’s notices of appeal. This article will summarize the 2021 opinions of the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers’ Compensation Select Committee. In subsequent articles, we will return …

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Can Amazon reverse the flight of its tech workers? – RetailWire

January 25, 2022 Recent reports suggest that Amazon.com and its divisions have a serious HR issue on their hands. Many of the company’s skilled technical personnel leave the company after determining that the benefits of working for Amazon do not align with their personal and/or professional goals. Both Bloomberg and …

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An employee can obtain compensation for unjustified dismissal – Legal Expert

A legal scholar, Lamtiig A. Apanga, says employees whose contracts have been unfairly terminated or forced to resign from their workplace can sue their employer and be compensated. According to him, the labor law provides requirements and conditions under which employers can terminate contracts. speaking on The Law of JoyNews …

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Pak approves $11.6m compensation for Chinese workers affected by Dasu Dam terror attack

Under pressure from Beijing, Pakistan’s Economic Coordinating Committee (ECC) has approved $11.6 million in compensation to families of Chinese workers killed and injured in the Dasu Dam terrorist attack in July 2021 The dispute between Islamabad and Beijing over the safety of Chinese contractors and workers and the lack of …

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Edwards reflects on the diverse needs of the district

Lydia Edwards, surrounded by supporters after winning the December primary in the special election for the Suffolk and Middlesex Senate seat. PHOTO: Avery Bleichfeld Boston City Councilwoman Lydia Edwards won the Jan. 11 special election to fill the first Suffolk and Middlesex District Senate seat vacated by John Boncore. As …

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New twist on health insurance

Trying to understand health insurance can be like decoding a foreign language. But as of 2020, there’s a new vocabulary term you might want to learn: Individual Coverage Health Care Reimbursement Arrangement, or ICHRA. An ICHRA (pronounced “ick-ruh”) refers to situations where an employer reimburses employees for health insurance expenses. …

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Self-Assured Resolutions 2022 Workers Comp?? Post-pandemic (?)

Self-Assured Resolutions 2022 Workers Comp?? Post-pandemic (?) The self-assured resolutions of 2022 Workers Comp should be seen as a bridge between the pandemic and the post-pandemic era. For the past 13+ years, including 2021, I have written about labor competition resolutions. Our self-insured customers and article/newsletter readers always remind me …

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Crystal Township plans to outsource work to DPW

TOWNSHIP OF CRYSTAL — With the director of this township’s Public Works Department announcing he will be retiring, the township is now considering a few options for the department’s future. Crystal Township Supervisor Curt McCracken, left, and Clerk Patty Baker-Marek discuss the possibility of contracting out part of the township’s …

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Emergency medical responders face challenges amid latest wave of covid-19 :: WRAL.com

A growing number of COVID cases across the state is putting additional strain on our health care system — and it’s spilling over to emergency medical services. Hospitals and emergency medical service workers are encouraging the public to avoid emergency departments unless it is a life-threatening situation to help hospitals …

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Invoices for drug tests after an accident, vacation pay

A measure introduced before the legislative session beginning Wednesday would require Virginia employers to conduct drug tests after the accident. HB 153 would stipulate that for the purpose of determining the cause of an industrial accident, employers should require post-accident drug testing for the use of non-prescribed controlled substances for …

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King Soopers, UFCW negotiations collapse as strike date nears

[ad_1] COLORADO SPRINGS – The UFCW has announced that its strike date is Wednesday, Jan.12 at 5 a.m. and that employees are preparing, saying it has been a long time. “We’re actually one of the lowest paid employees in the state – at least that’s what I’m hearing. And it …

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Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC highlights what sets them apart

[ad_1] Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC is a leading workers’ compensation law firm. In a recent update, the office described what sets them apart. Columbus, Ohio – Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, in an article on the website, explained in detail what makes them unique. Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC attorneys rank among …

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance Market: Scope, Applications and Framework for Growth

[ad_1] “ Global Market Vision has published powerful statistical data titled Workers’ Compensation Insurance Market. It defines recent innovations, applications and end users in the market. It covers the different aspects, which are responsible for the growth of industries. Different areas are considered on the basis of the capital of …

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West Bend Mutual Insurance Announces Strategic Partnership with CogniSure AI to Automate Receipt of Commercial Underwriting Submissions

[ad_1] CogniSure ML algorithms convert hundreds of lossy media PDF runs into summary and loss information in minutes. CogniSure – West Bend CogniSure – West Bend CogniSure – West Bend CHICAGO, Jan. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Delaware-based CogniSure AI has announced that West Bend Mutual Insurance, one of Wisconsin’s …

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Best Workers Comp Lawyer in Riverside Emphasizes Importance of Knowing Your Rights in the Event of a Workplace Injury

[ad_1] Napolin Accident Injury Lawyer Riverside, a firm based in Riverside, Calif., Emphasizes the importance for those injured on the job to consult with the best labor law attorney that Riverside residents can count on. Obtaining the services of a California worker attorney can help maximize these benefits for the …

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Winona County Wins 2021 County of the Year Award | Local

[ad_1] CARSON BABBINI Winona Daily News Winona County ended the year on a positive note and started the new year on a high note, as it received the 2021 County of the Year award from the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust, or MCIT, at the annual conference of AMC in December. …

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Continental Council examines legislation | Local news

[ad_1] CONTINENTAL – Two pieces of legislation received final reading and two more were passed as emergency legislation when members of the Continental Village Council met on Tuesday. The third and final reading was given to a resolution to renew the contract of Village Lawyer Scott Welch. Council also accepted …

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An exhilarating encounter | News for the workers compensation industry

[ad_1] An exhilarating encounter By the soft light of electric candles, he saw the dish filled with gingerbread cookies on a small table across the room. Traditional holiday treats were whipped up earlier today by a horny mother and daughter in a cozy kitchen as festive snowflakes fell outside. Suddenly, …

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THE CANNABIS CONVERSATION: Cannabis Taxes and the Illicit Market | Lost Coast Outpost

[ad_1] For years, the California commercial cannabis community has argued that the taxes are too high. With dropping pot prices, slowing consumer sales at the retail level, impending tax hikes, and illicit production in the ever-expanding market, things have come to a head recently. Industry insiders are pushing Governor Newsom …

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Voluntary pay rates drop again in South Carolina; Risk multiplier assigned to increase

[ad_1] Workers’ compensation insurance rates for the voluntary market will drop next year in South Carolina, but the loss cost multiplier for the assigned risk sector will rise again, thanks to another year of excessive losses, the State Department of Insurance announced. For industrial classifications in the residual market, the …

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Duff: “Worker Protection Bill”, NLRA and Worker Safety | Workers’ Compensation News

[ad_1] Through Michael C. Duff Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 0 While this is not directly related to workers’ compensation, following tornado-related worker deaths in Illinois and Kentucky, a number of news articles have discussed the need for a kind of worker protection law. Michael C. Duff But as I …

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Nell Nolan: Eden House, WYES “Hemingway”, Churchill Society, NO Bar Assn | Holidays / Society

[ad_1] Goodbye autumn Fall party Il Mercato harbored buzz and social unrest on a recent Wednesday evening, when supporters gathered for Fall Fiesta on behalf of Eden House, “a movement to end the trafficking and sale of human beings.” “Building Dreams” is the title of the annual fundraiser. President Kara …

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Foresight Expands Underwriting Team As Security-Focused Pricing Model Gains Ground | News

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Foresight, the workers’ compensation insurtech that reduces the frequency of workplace incidents for its policyholders by 31% on average, today announced several strategic changes to its division growing underwriting. Elaine bruce was promoted to Vice President, Underwriting, and Matt Lachowski …

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New Trio of Executives to Lead Kinetic Insurance as Wearable

[ad_1] NEW YORK, December 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Kinetic, the company providing wearable technology that promotes safe environments for the industrial workforce, today announced that Gerritt Graham, Ronnie O’Dell and Steven Schafer will lead Kinetic assurance. Kinetic Insurance was announced as a new company on November 16, combining workers’ …

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Burnham to succeed McCarthy as president of AFL-CIO Minnesota

[ad_1] The AFL-CIO Minnesota General Council today elected Bernie Burnham as the next state federation of labor president. The former Duluth teacher, who currently serves as vice president of Education Minnesota, will succeed Bill McCarthy, who plans to retire on February 1 after more than six years in the top …

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[Updated] Quad M Drastically Increases Employee Count Using Its Staffing Solution Company Continues Asymptotic Revenue Growth

[ad_1] EDGEWATER, NJ, Dec 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Joseph Frontiere, CEO of Quad M Solutions, Inc. said, “Quad M Solutions (MMMM: OTC Pink) is rapidly adding employees using our staffing solution due to our approach unique to provide employee benefits. At the beginning of December of this year, the …

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Workers’ Compensation Rates Decline for Fifth Year in a Row | Business

[ad_1] Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro recently announced that workers’ compensation insurance rates will decline for the fifth year in a row, effective December 1. percent reduction, and residual market rates will decline by an average of 20.01 percent. “We have worked hard to reduce workers’ compensation costs year after year …

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5 Best Compensation Lawyers in Oklahoma City, OK

[ad_1] Below is a list of the best and leading Oklahoma City compensation lawyers. To help you find the best compensation lawyers located near you in Oklahoma City, we’ve put together our own list based on this list of review points. Best compensation lawyers in Oklahoma City: Top Rated Compensation …

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News summary 3-12-2021 | | Workers’ Compensation Executive

[ad_1] Posted on: December 3, 2021 Washington workers compensation rates to rise in 2022 Employers and employees will have to pay about 3.1% more for workers’ compensation insurance for hours worked in 2022, the State Department of Labor and Industry said. Workers’ compensation claims related to COVID-19 were not taken …

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Continue to truck | Hits and failures | Salt lake city

[ad_1] Click to enlarge Life goes on’A News from Déseret The reader had the right question: “Why would a port in Southern California send cargo destined for the eastern United States via Salt Lake City when the ports in Arizona offer a more direct route?” This, of course, had to …

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Halawa guards work 40-50 straight hours as absences and vacancies increase

[ad_1] HONOLULU (KHON2) – A state lawmaker raises a red flag at Halawa Prison over what he calls the health and safety risks of overworked and understaffed prison officers. State Senator Kurt Fevella, the Senate Minority Leader, made an unannounced visit to the jail and said he discovered that many …

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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions launches workers compensation product

[ad_1] Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announced the launch of a worker’s compensation insurance product for mid-sized businesses in the United States through Elevate, the company’s mid-market business. Elevate Workers’ Compensation is now available in the broker market and will initially focus on the hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, real estate and …

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Comp Outlook notes the ‘mutating’ effect of COVID

[ad_1] AM Best & Co. revised its market segment outlook from negative to stable for the US workers’ compensation market on Wednesday, noting several influencing factors. More importantly, AM Best cites an unexpected “mitigating” effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the balance sheets and operational performance of insurers. …

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If tree falls on Porta-Potty, non-compensable injury, Tennessee High Court finds

[ad_1] If a tree falls on a worker while taking a bathroom break, the resulting injury is not necessarily compensable, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled. In Brett Rosasco v. West Knoxville Painters and State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., the court ruled on Friday that Rosasco may have been …

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Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

[ad_1] TAMPA, Fla – Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski said the “arrow was pointing upwards” at him to play against the New York Giants on Monday night after missing five games this season due to ribs. cracked lungs, a punctured lung and back spasms. Gronkowski trained in full …

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Summary of the news 18-11-2021 | | Workers’ Compensation Executive

[ad_1] Vaccine blockages at key bases pose military dilemma In August, all branches of the U.S. military issued an ultimatum to its military and civilian employees: get vaccinated or risk being fired, but some employees are reporting underlying health issues they believe the vaccine could exacerbate while others cite religious …

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House meets again, starts taking bills, starting with HB 417 on workers’ compensation … | Idaho

[ad_1] The House has reconvened and is suspending the rules to consider bills that came out of House committees yesterday or today; the first is HB 417, from representatives Jason Monks, R-Meridian, and Bruce Skaug, R-Nampa, on vaccine and workers’ compensation claims. The monks, opening the debate, told the House: …

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Correct the behavior behind distracted driving

[ad_1] The security landscape has many aspects. Most occur in an establishment, but the conduct is different. It is also an area which has the propensity to endanger many lives. To avoid distracted driving, people need to understand the behavior behind it in order to change. Expert Carly Baez, Safety …

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Texas Workers’ Comp’s telemedicine use skyrocketed during pandemic

[ad_1] The use of telemedicine services in Texas workers’ compensation increased dramatically during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently released report by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI). The report “Assessment of Telemedicine Services in the Texas Workers’ Compensation System 2018-2021″ shows that there were 21,086 …

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Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” Shooting Shooting: Insurance “Should Be Available” to Cover Damage, Expert Says

[ad_1] Defense lawyer Remi Spencer discusses possible litigation on ‘Fox Business Tonight’ When Alec Baldwin accidentally discharged a propeller pistol on the set of his upcoming movie “Rust” in New Mexico, killing one crew member and injuring another, many questions arose as to the circumstances of the incident. ‘incident. While …

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DeSantis calls for a special session

[ad_1] (Tallahassee / NSF / October 21, 2021) –Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday called for a special legislative session next month to push back White House attempts to demand that workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. The exact dates of the extraordinary session are not yet known; however, lawmakers are expected …

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Texas appeals court overturns dismissal of case

[ad_1] An employee of a tanning salon who alleges that she suffered a seizure after being “verbally assaulted” by her manager can sue her claim that her job was not covered by the exclusivity provisions of the accident law of Texas Labor, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday. By …

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California regulators assess $ 868,318 in audit penalties

[ad_1] The California Workers’ Compensation Division fined claims administrators a total of $ 868,318 and ordered them to reimburse $ 332,826 in unpaid claims as a result of audits conducted in 2020, according to latest review report agency profile audit. The 2020 audits revealed unpaid indemnities on 10.06% of the …

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Small Business Insurance Options – Forbes Advisor

[ad_1] Editorial Note: Forbes Advisor may earn a commission on sales made from partner links on this page, but this does not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Starting a new business is an exciting time, and you’ll want to choose the best types of small business insurance …

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Lamont fires workers on probation for COVID-19 non-compliance

[ad_1] MARK PAZNIOKAS :: CTMIRROR.ORG Governor Ned Lamont speaks with reporters on Friday. A dozen state employees during their six-month probationary period were fired on Friday for refusing to comply with Governor Ned Lamont’s order to get COVID-19 shots or start testing weekly for illness. While other non-compliant employees risk …

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Florida Pool Company Charged With Homeowner Scam, Insurance Fraud

[ad_1] South Florida pool business owners accused of defrauding homeowners of nearly $ 2 million, failing to secure workers’ compensation insurance and claim fraud insurance. Florida law enforcement officers arrested Chrystal Washburn and Brian Washburn, owners of Amore Pools this week. Investigators said the couple took large deposits from more …

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October is National Chiropractic Health Month

[ad_1] Greenville Mayor Steve Willman presents Dr. Kristene Clark with a proclamation declaring October “National Chiropractic Health Month.” Photo provided Staff report GREENVILLE – Greenville Mayor Steve Willman and the American Chiropractic Association have proclaimed October “National Chiropractic Health Month”. According to the proclamation, sedentary lifestyles over the years due …

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Report shows lower satisfaction with clearing processing networks

[ad_1] A Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation report on medical treatment provided to injured workers through health care networks found “slightly lower overall satisfaction with care, slightly lower perceptions of access general health care and a lower percentage of injured employees receiving pharmacy services. for network and non-network complaints. Still, …

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Pickaway County COVID-19 cases remain high

[ad_1] Image: https://pixabay.com/photos/vaccine-prevention-covid-19-vaccine-6557420/ OHIO – Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio has demanded that residents of the state no longer be required to wear masks starting June 2, 2021, including Pickaway County. Pickaway’s vaccinated population is approaching half. As of this writing, it’s 46.2%, and the government is working double-handed to …

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Who Impacts & How To Get Help – NBC 7 San Diego

[ad_1] An increasing number of Californian workers are victims of wage theft. An estimated 40,000 people are being exploited in San Diego County alone, according to the prosecutor’s office. Wage theft typically occurs on construction sites, with workers often paid in cash and under the table. This makes them vulnerable …

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Thompson Builder on Common Reasons for Construction Litigation – What Can Businesses Do to Avoid Urgent Legal Problems?

[ad_1] Construction companies large and small start their projects with the intention of honoring the contract between themselves and their customers. This means that if things don’t go as planned, businesses can face both a dissatisfied customer and the possibility of legal disputes. Thompson Builders, a general construction services company …

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Labor reserve layoff reaches $ 14 billion

[ad_1] Workers ‘compensation insurers continue to store more money than needed in reserves, even as reported loss rates continue to rise, according to a report released on Wednesday by the National Workers’ Compensation Insurance Board . The NCCI said that for the 2020 accident year, workers’ compensation reserves were $ …

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More States Now Allow Cannabis With Workers’ Compensation Plan

[ad_1] An increasing number of states are now allowing eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their Workplace Injury Insurance (WCI) plans, according to an analysis of state policies conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Researchers affiliated with the federal agency evaluated …

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California Independent Medical Exam Volume Decreased Through H1 2021

[ad_1] The number of independent medical examinations used to resolve medical disputes for California workers hit an all-time high in the first half of 2021, as statewide unemployment remained stubbornly high, non-COVID workers’ compensation claims remained lower at pre-pandemic levels, millions of Californians continued to work from home, and efforts …

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Analysis: A growing number of states allow reimbursement of medical cannabis costs through workers’ compensation insurance

[ad_1] A limited but growing number of states allow eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their Workers’ Compensation Insurance (WCI) plans, according to a recently released analysis of the policies of the State conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NORML deputy …

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Loss of consortium claims hampering WC’s subrogation efforts

[ad_1] “Workers’ compensation companies get a smaller share of the settlement ‘pie’ when another potential claimant (spouse) claims their damages in addition to the injured worker,” says Saerim Luciano, of Pearlman, Brown & Wax. (Credit: Destina / stock.adobe.com) The loss of consortium claims may hamper the ability of workers’ compensation …

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News summary 09/21/2021 | | Workers’ Compensation Executive

[ad_1] Washington officials slam Biden for challenging workplace nuclear health law Washington state officials are upset that the Biden administration is challenging a law to make it easier to compensate employees who fell ill as a result of their work at the Hanford nuclear reserve, a former nuclear weapons production …

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