State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/8/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. STATE NEWS: CA: OAL Grants DWC Request for Readoption of Some Emergency Regulations . CA: DWC Issues Third 15-Day...

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/15/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: Workers Compensation Analysis Group Reaches 20,000 Members on LinkedIn . Fitch: WC...

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/22/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: Senate Confirms Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor . NIOSH Posts Information on Nail Gun...

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/19/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: Former CEO of Arkansas Workers’ Comp Commission Joins WCRI . ICD-10 to Impact Workers...

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/9/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: US Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Billing Manager . Obama Administration...

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/16/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: NCCI Posts Workers’ Comp Claim Frequency 2013 Update . 9th Cir Ruling Enables CMS...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/30/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: US DOL Posts Final Rule re Byrd Amendments to Black Lung Benefits Act . White House Delays...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/28/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: FDA Plans to Reclassify Hydrocodone Combination Products to Schedule II . CMS Posts NGHP...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/11/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: OSHA Proposes Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries . FDA Takes Action to Speed...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/10/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Travelers Becomes Largest WC Insurer, Liberty Mutual Falls to Second Place . Benign Neglect: Is Failure to Follow Doc's...

Kansas: Senior Citizen’s Comp Benefits Not Subject to Offset by Federal Social Security Benefits

Kansas, like most other states, requires that an employee's workers’ compensation award be set-off by any retirement benefits he or she receives from a retirement benefits program, including benefits received under the federal Social Security Act, less any amount the employee contributed to...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/17/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Experience Modification Rate Can Lead to Higher WC Premiums, Lost Work Opportunities . State Counties With Highest Temp...

Kansas: To Bar Recovery, Drug Impairment Must Be Contemporaneous With Onset of Injury or Condition

A Kansas appellate court held that the state’s statutory provision barring workers’ compensation benefits to “impaired” workers, K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 44-501(d)(2), requires the employer to prove the worker was impaired at the time of the injury and also that the impairment contributed...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/12/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NCCI Announces “Balanced” Outlook for Current Workers’ Comp Industry . WCRI: Minimal Reduction in Long...

Kansas: Court of Appeals Errs in Finding Employee’s Claim Barred, as Matter of Law, by Going and Coming Rule

Finding that the evidence on whether an injured employee was at work or leaving work at the time of his injury “was not amenable to only one factual finding,” the Supreme Court of Kansas held the state’s Court of Appeals erred when it decided, as a matter of law, that the employee’s...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/7/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Sixth Circuit Moves Forward ADA Claim by Employee Denied Telework . CDC Reports Opioid Painkiller Prescribing Varies...