Category: News

Jun 18

Help Wanted: Workers’ Compensation rights

DEAR CARRIE: My 84-year-old mother-in-law works for a country club in the catering and restaurant division. She has worked there for 20 years and has used just four sick days. She works all holidays and even double shifts when called upon. She recently tripped at work and missed three days because she hurt her knee. …

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Jun 14

Police not affected by workers compensation cuts

The Whole Dirty Truth About Reverse Mortgages. Be Informed. NSW police will be exempt from radical cuts to workers compensation benefits and maintain their existing entitlements. Police Minister Mike Gallacher last night said the state government will maintain the current workers’ compensation and death and disability scheme for police officers. “This commitment includes preserving the …

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Jun 14

Don’t make New York’s already expensive Workers’ Comp system more expensive

ALBANY, NY (06/14/2012)(readMedia)– Two bills before the State Legislature could rollback cost savings created in the 2007 Workers’ Compensation reforms. S.3749-C (Robach)/A.5183 (Simotas) would allow an injured employee to utilize any pharmacy that matched the state’s “published prices,” regardless of whether such pharmacy was in an employer’s network and offered “volume discounts” often significantly below …

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Jun 04

Work-Zone Safety, Workers’ Comp Programs Help Governments Stay Within Budget

The City of Columbia, Mo.’s money-saving efforts include increasingly concentrated attempts to keep Workers’ Compensation costs down, says Sarah Perry, the city’s risk manager for more than 15 years and a member of NU’s Risk Managers Advisory Board. Measures undertaken to that end include increased focus on work-zone safety measures for any public employee working …

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Jun 04

New York: Medical fee schedules are in effect

The Workers’ Compensation Board announced that it intends to adopt new fee schedules for physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists, psychologists, and other medical professionals who treat injured workers. The new fee schedules went into effect on June 1 and will incorporate the latest current procedural terminology codes from the American Medical Association. The fee schedules also incorporate …

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Jun 04

Painkillers hike workers’ compensation cost, insurers say

Injured who take opioids slower to return to work NEW YORK – Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year, with the biggest sums going to employees hurt in major accidents, such as those mangled by machines or crushed in building collapses. Now they are dealing with another big and …

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Apr 02

NFL and Falcons Sue Former Players Over Workers’ Comp

The National Football League and the Atlanta Falcons are suing nine former Falcons players to force them to litigate workers’ compensation cases in Georgia rather than in California, where dozens of current and former NFL players have sought compensation for injuries sustained from playing football. The eight-page suit, filed by King & Spalding attorneys Darrick …

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Apr 02

Workers’ Compensation Medical Prices Were Higher and Grew More Rapidly in States without Medical Fee Schedules, Says New WCRI Study

The prices paid for medical professional services for injured workers were higher and rising faster in states without fee schedules compared with states that have them in place, according to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation, Fourth Edition (MPI-WC). Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 …

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Apr 02

NY factory owner where worker died is arrested

NEW YORK — The owner of a Brooklyn tortilla factory where a worker died after falling into a waist-high dough mixing machine has been arrested. Erasmo Ponce was charged with underpaying employees, falsifying business records, violating workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance laws. Authorities said Wednesday Ponce surrendered Tuesday and was released on bail. According to …

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Mar 12

Injuries Suffered on Break – Workers Compensation

A New York Court has ruled that workers injured while on break are entitled to receive workers compensation benefits. March 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — During the work day there are often many opportunities to be injured. Depending on people’s jobs, dangers could lurk near machinery, in the form of slippery floors or in a cubicle …

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