CA: DWC Posts Updated Fact Sheets For Injured Workers

Sacramento, CA (CompNewsNetwork) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted a series of updated fact sheets for injured workers. The updated fact sheets provide injured workers with answers to frequently asked questions about issues affecting their benefits. “Workers’...

OR: Ombudsman For Injured Workers Publishes Annual Report

Portland, OR (CompNewsNetwork) - The Office of the Ombudsman for Injured Workers (OIW) is an independent advocate for Oregon injured workers. The OIW helps injured workers understand their rights and responsibilities, investigates complaints, and works to resolve those complaints. The OIW also...

No Change in California Workers’ Comp Medical Mileage Rate For 2012 Travel

The mileage rate that workers’ comp claims administrators pay injured workers for travel related to medical treatment or evaluation of their injuries will remain at 55.5¢ per mile for travel on or after January 1, 2012, regardless of the date of injury. California Labor Code §4600 ...

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room

On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute, discusses the challenges of return to work opportunities for injured workers and the workers compensation questions presented by the unprecedented disruption of the labor market. Copyright© 2011...

New Jersey Bans Medical Providers From Charging Claimants for Work-Related Medical Expenses

New Jersey, like many states, has had an ongoing problem with physicians and hospitals that balance bill injured workers for work-related care. This problem has become more acute in the age of managed care reductions where medical providers dispute the amount they are paid and then send invoices to injured...

My Big Fat Annual Conference: Why Injured Workers Lawyer Up

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. MAKING RAIN AT BIG FAT CONFERENCES Legal, insurance, and business professionals go to...

WCRI Identifies Trust in the Workplace as a Key "Predictor" of Outcomes Important to Injured Workers

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist of the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers' compensation State Workers’ Comp Acts: Are They Effective? How does a state legislature determine if its workers’...

California: DIR Director Christine Baker Provides Update on Progress of SB 863 Eighteen Months After Operative Date

A report from the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Dana Point, CA By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. Without pause, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, took the stage immediately following national basketball...