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Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/24/2014)

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Massey Energy Ex-CEO Pleads Not Guilty for 2010 Mine Accident.

Hearing Loss Prediction Study Questioned; Focus Should Be on Prevention.

CA: Injured Worker Appeals Dubon II Decision to 4th DCA.

CA: CalOSHA Updates Website With Ebola Virus Information.

CA: Trucker Strike Hits L.A. and Long Beach Ports.

FL: DWC to Hold Rule Workshop Dec. 10 on Penalty Calculations.

FL: DWC Adopts Amendments to FL WC Reimbursement Manual for Hospitals Rule.

ID: Insurance Director Deal to Retire End of 2014.

IL: Manufacturers Use of Temp Workers Raises Concerns of Discrimination.

IL: IWCC Announces 2015 Arbitration Territory Changes.

LA: WCRI: WC Medical Costs Per Claim Remains Higher Than Most States.

LA: NCCI Explains 2.4% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing.

MD: WCC Posts 2015 Specific Conversion Factor for Medical Fee Schedule.

MI: Accident Fund Reports One-Third of Accidents Due to Slips and Falls.

MN: Lawmaker Wants Harsher Penalties for Assaults Against Nurses.

MT: WCC Explains Filing Deadlines for Both Electronic, Original Petitions.

NJ: Commissioner Approves 2.9% Increase in WC Rates.

NC: Dept. of Insurance Approves 3.4% Decrease in Loss Costs for Voluntary Market.

ND: Ex-WSI Staffer Blasts the WC System’s Lack of Concern for Employee Safety.

OH: BWC Investigator Quotas Under Attack.

OK: AG Finds Legislature’s Appropriation from Workers Comp Fund Unconstitutional.

OR: WCD Publishes Final Rules on EDI Proof of Coverage Data.

SC: WCRI: Physician-Dispensed Drug Prices Still 30-40% Higher Than Pharmacy Prices.

SC: WCC Posts Procedural Changes for Employer’s Request for Hearing.

TX: TDI REG Posts Proposed FY2015 Research Agenda.

TX: SB 155 Would Require WC Coverage for Construction Industry.

TX: Construction Firms Say Obama Immigration Changes Won’t Solve Hiring Shortages.

UT: Workers’ Compensation Fund to Distribute $9M Dividend.

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