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Nov 28

Workers’ comp carriers ask for hike

After rocketing up the ranks of the states where workers’ compensation insurance costs the most, Connecticut’s rates could climb higher in 2012. The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. (NCCI), which represents workers’ compensation carriers, petitioned to hike a key formula used to determine rates by 4.5 percent next year in Connecticut on average for …

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Nov 25

Holding injured workers hostage, just without a gun

Re: “WCB hostage-taker sentenced to 11 years; Gunman gets double credit for time served,” Nov. 23. I was totally astonished to hear that Patrick Clayton got 11 years for the hostage-taking at the WCB office in Edmonton. Some of the Workers’ Compensation Board employees wrote impact statements to the court, with regards to the situation, …

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Nov 25

N.Y. court reinforces workers’ comp. law dictating claims payments

The New York Court of Appeals ruled against insurers in six separate cases Nov. 15 by upholding a law requiring private insurers to deposit payments for some workers’ compensation benefits into state trust funds. The 6-0 ruling applies to six cases involving workers who were injured before the law, the New York Workers’ Compensation Reform …

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Nov 16

Everything You Really Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation

If you have employees, then I don’t need to tell you that workers’ compensation can be a nightmare if not properly managed.  If you don’t have employees, please trust me: If not properly managed, workers’ compensation can be a nightmare. Maybe the term nightmare is a little strong, but certainly a headache, and maybe even …

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Nov 16

Employers must pay lump-sum workers comp benefits in some cases: N.Y. court

November 16, 2011 – 11:12am ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that requires employers to make lump-sum payments to a state trust fund for certain permanent partial disability benefits. Advertisement   Read more in the Workers Comp Channel What’s This? Workers Comp News and analysis about the legislative, legal and …

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Nov 16

Warm-ups cut sports injuries in teen girls: study

(Reuters Health) – Going through a set of warm-up exercises before practices and games cut the rate of knee and ankle injuries in girls playing soccer and basketball in a new study. Fewer of the high school students suffered noncontact injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains, when their coaches were trained to lead the …

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Nov 14

Why does my knee hurt when I run up and down stairs — and what is that crunching noise?

Knees, and the crunching noise they make, can be a pain for runners NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, November 14 2011, 11:17 AM Ever since I can remember, my knees have made a crunching noise when they bend. So far, thank goodness, this is still only a noise and pain going down stairs.. I am …

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Nov 14

New York WCB Announces 2012 NYS Guidelines For Determining Permanent Impairment And Loss Of Wage Earning Capacity

New York City, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) – The Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) has developed the 2012 New York State Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Loss of Wage Earning Capacity (“2012 Guidelines”) for use by medical professionals, carriers, attorneys, and the Board in the evaluation of permanent disabilities. The 2012 Guidelines will replace the existing 1996 Medical Impairment …

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Nov 14

Another View: Changes to state’s no-fault insurance system would benefit consumers

By Pete Kuhnmuench The insurance industry in Michigan supports House Bill 4936, which would make changes to the state’s auto no-fault law to ensure that the system is sustainable for consumers well into the future. Michigan’s auto insurance no-fault law is unlike any other. It mandates that all drivers purchase unlimited, lifetime medical benefits. That …

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Nov 09

Workers comp gets smarter with new tools

Predictive models spot problems early November 6, 2011 – 6:00am A new generation of predictive modeling tools is rolling out in the workers compensation market, which experts say could make claims adjustment and management more of a science. Workers Comp News and analysis about the legislative, legal and insurance market issues that affect workers compensation …

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