- Judicial system causing high workers comp costs in Illinois: Report
A report the Illinois Chamber of Commerce released Tuesday blames the state’s judiciary for “high workers compensation lawyer costs” and calls for lawmakers to correct the problem.
- OFF BEAT: Amorous workers comp claimant gets no love from court
The Australia High Court has come down against an amorous worker seeking workers compensation.
- Check Medicare beneficiary status early in claims, expert recommends
Insurers and self-insured employers looking to settle workers compensation or liability claims should check a claimant’s Medicare beneficiary status early in the settlement process to determine if Medicare should be reimbursed for medical payments, an…
- Court seeks review of comp attorneys’ fees of $165 for 107 hours of work
After hearing a case involving attorneys who earned only $165 for working 107 hours, an appellate court asked Florida’s Supreme Court to review the state’s cap on fees for attorneys who represent workers compensation claimants.
- FDA seeks tighter control of prescription opioid combination drugs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will seek to reclassify hydrocodone combination drugs, placing tighter controls on distribution of the narcotic painkillers.
- Streamlined N.Y. workers comp assessments to save state’s employers 25%
New York employers will pay 25%, or $300 million, less in annual workers compensation assessments in 2014, according to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.
- UC Davis cop who pepper-sprayed protesters gets $38,000 comp settlement
The University of California, Davis on Thursday said it will pay a $38,000 workers compensation settlement to a former campus police officer who received national attention for pepper-spraying protesters.
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