National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/21/2014)

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. Standard & Poor’s: Possible Revenue Decline for U.S Work Comp Insurance Industry . NAIC Releases Report on...

OH: Admission of Non-Testifying Physician’s Report Allowed Where Employer Sought Submission to IME

An Ohio appellate court recently affirmed a trial court’s decision that a non-testifying physician's report was nevertheless admissible as an admission against the interest of the employer, where the employer requested the claimant submit to an IME and the physician was chosen by the employer...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/27/2014)

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. Lawmakers Propose Amendment to LHWCA re Definition of Recreational Vessel . CDC Posts 2009 Life Tables . Travelers...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/3/2014)

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Ohio: Firefighter’s Decision to Take Low Paying Job as Deer Herder Nixes Claim for Working Wage Loss

An Ohio appellate court recently found that a magistrate had properly determined the facts and applied the appropriate law in finding that the Commission had not abused its discretion when it, in turn, found that the worker, a former firefighter, had not utilized his best efforts to obtain suitable employment...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/17/2014)

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

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/24/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/31/2014)

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Ohio: Survivors of Worker Who Lapsed Into Coma Shortly Before Death Entitled to Scheduled Benefits in Additional to Death Benefits

Continuing a line of controversial decisions in which the survivors of a deceased employee are allowed to recover not only statutory death benefits following the death of the employee from work-related injuries or occupational diseases, but also scheduled loss of use benefits because, just prior to his...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/14/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/21/2014)

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Ohio: Employee Barred From Additional Benefits When She Walks Away from Light-Duty Position

The Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed a decision by the state’s Court of Appeals that held that an injured employee was disqualified from receiving additional temporary total disability benefits because she had abandoned her employment where, following her injury, the employee began working in a light...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (4/28/2014)

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

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/19/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/27/2014)

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 Posts Webinar for State of the Workers’ Comp Line 2014 . Seven Percent of Medical Claims Contained Errors;...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/2/2014)

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Ohio: Employer Owes Penalty for Violation of Safety Requirement Due to Frayed Extension Cord

An Ohio appellate court held that a staff hearing officer erred by failing to find that an employer should be taxed with an award for violation of a specific safety requirement (“VSSR”) when it supplied a worker with a faulty extension cord used in connection with a vacuum cleaner. The court...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/16/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/23/2014)

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Ohio: Injured Employee Denied PTD Benefits When She Refused Vocational Rehabilitation Services

An Ohio appellate court held that the state’s Industrial Commission did not abuse its discretion in considering the employee’s refusal to participate in vocational rehabilitation as a factor in denying her request for PTD compensation where the employee failed to justify her non-participation...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/30/2014)

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

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/14/2014)

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. WCRI Releases New Edition of Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation . More Firefighters Die of Obesity-Related...