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Trends to Watch in Workers’ Compensation Law
Posted on 7 Feb 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

At the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference last November, Brad Bleakney, a partner with Bleakney & Troiani, and Lora Northen, a Shareholder with Capehart Scatchard, led a seminar on recent trends in workers’ compensation... Read More

I Walked Out Into West, Texas
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Stephen C. Embry

By Stephen C. Embry, Esq. On April 17, 2013 an explosion at the West Chemical and Fertilizer Co., registering 2.1 on the Richter scale, leveled the plant and much of the surrounding town of West, Texas. The explosion was so powerful and destructive... Read More

NE: Governor Signs First Responder Mental Trauma Bill
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LINCOLN, NE - Governor Dave Heineman on Wednesday signed LB 780, which would allow first responders to obtain workers' compensation benefits for severe mental trauma injuries related to their work. Read the bill Source: Nebraska Legislature Read More

NY: Judge Has Mixed Feelings About 9/11 Settlement Proposal
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

STATEN ISLAND, NY - The Staten Island Advance reports that at a hearing yesterday, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who approved the settlement proposal for 9/11 responders, says he believed he had failed in not being able to do more for the 9/11... Read More

NE: Senate Advances First Responder Bill to Final Reading
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LINCOLN, NE - The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the Senate on Tuesday advanced LB780 for a final reading, this after heated debate over the bill that would allow first responders in the state to obtain benefits for post-traumatic stress. The bill... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (5/28/2013)
Posted on 28 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

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: Physician Fee Schedules Work More for Evaluation/Management... Read More

NY: Gov. On Zadroga Bill
Posted on 30 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Albany, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The New York governor, David Paterson, made a statement after the New York House of Representative voted. Governor Paterson stated, "Today, the House of Representatives took an important vote to honor our commitment... Read More

US Congress Passes 9/11 Responder Aid, Bill Now Moves to Obama for Signature
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Prior to the year-end Congressional adjournment, the House and Senate agreed upon a compromise bill that will provide health care benefits and compensation to responders who participated in the rescue and subsequent cleanup of the World Trade Center attacks... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (4/22/2013)
Posted on 22 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

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: Unclear if Boston Marathon Bombings an Act of Terrorism... Read More

OK: Gov. Restores Death Benefit for Emergency Responders
Posted on 16 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Oklahoma City , OK (CompNewsNetwork) - The families of emergency medical responders who die in the line of duty will remain eligible for a $5,000 death benefit from the state, thanks to a measure signed into law this week by Gov. Brad Henry. Rep. Paul... Read More

NE: WC for Mental Injuries Bill Extended, Passed
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Lincoln , NE (CompNewsNetwork) - A bill that changes the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act was given final approval April 9 after being amended April 6 to extend a sunset clause. Currently, the act indicates that mental injuries are compensable... Read More

TX: Gov. Honors Fallen And Injured Texas Peace Officers And First Responders
Posted on 8 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Dallas, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Gov. Rick Perry today honored peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty for the sacrifices they have made to protect Texans. The governor... Read More

NY: NYC Contests District Court Judge's Supervision Over Ground Zero Settlement
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Times reports that lawyers representing New York City and its contractors, who have been sued by rescue and clean up operators at Ground Zero, filed a notice with the United States Court of Appeals on Wednesday, claiming that... Read More