Workers' Compensation

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (8/6/2012)

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 NEWS:

NASI Report Finds Slow Recovery Affects Workers Comp Benefits and Costs.

NCCI Announces Data Quality Incentive Program Changes.

NCCI Posts Residual Market State Activity Reports.

2400 Ex-Players Suing NFL Over Concussion Injuries.

AMERISAFE Announces 2Q Results.

Eastern Insurance Holdings Announces 2Q Results.

STATE NEWS:

AL: Logger Bitten by Snake Denied WC Benefits.

AZ: ICA Posts 2012 Fee Schedule Summary of Commission Action.

CA: Defendants in Valdez v. WCAB Files Appeal With Supreme Court.

CA: WCIRB President Clarifies Role of New Working Groups.

CA: WCIRB Post Summary of 7/31/12 Classification and Rating Committee Meeting.

CA: DWC Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Upcoming QME Examination.

FL: DWC Proposes Rule Change for Benefits and Safe Working Environment by Self-Insurers.

MD: WCC Says 2012 Annual Insurance Information Report Now Available.

MD: WCC Accepting Comments on Average Weekly Wage Rules Through 8/27/12.

MA: HB 4304 Temporary Staffing Workers’ Rights Bill Sent to Governor.

NE: Nine People Seek Open Spot on Workers’ Comp Court.

NE: AG Seeks to Shut Down Assisted Living Facility for Lack of WC Coverage.

NJ: Supreme Court Upholds 2009 Workers Comp Reforms in Test Case.

NM: WCA Seeks to Fill Workers’ Comp Judge Position.

NY: WCB Posts Clarification of Value of Board and Lodging for Purposes of AWW Calculation.

OR: DCBS Posts 2012 Quarterly Compensable Fatality Report.

PA: BWC Converting CIMS Open Claims to New Computer System (WCAIS).

TX: Texas Mutual Pays $1.6M Dividend to Texas Construction Associates.

TX: DWC Posts Draft Language of Notice Re Potential Entitlement to Death Benefits.

TX: DWC Proposes Rules Re Post Designated Doctor Treating Doctor Examination.

VA: WCRI Study Finds Medical Costs Per Claim Higher Than Most States and Rising.

WA: L&I Signals Rate Increase Needed to Replenish State Fund.

WA: Editorial Says More Workers Comp Reforms Needed If 2011 Reforms Not Working.