Workers' Compensation

NE WC Court Publishes 2009 Annual Report

Lincoln, NE (CompNewsNetwork) - The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court's 67th Annual Report features activities of the court in Fiscal Year 2009. Here are some highlights:
LB 630 from the 2009 session of the Legislature eliminated court review of some lump sum settlements in workers’ compensation cases. Previously, all such settlements required review and approval by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court in order to become effective and binding. LB 630, which became effective May 27, 2009, limited the required court review to the circumstances specifically listed in the bill. For those settlements no longer requiring court approval, a release must be filed with the court …[read more]