National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/14/2014)

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/14/2014)

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WCRI Releases New Edition of Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation.

More Firefighters Die of Obesity-Related Conditions Than Fighting Fires.

Research Shows Hospital Mergers Lead to Higher Prices.

Ameritox Awarded $14.775M in Unfair Competition Case Against Millennium Laboratories.

OSHA Focuses on Accident Response, Not Injury Prevention Due to Budget Cuts.

AZ: ICA Proposes New Process for Evidence-Based Treatment Guidelines.

CA: Governor Signs AB 326 Workplace Injury Reporting Requirements.

CA: Governor Signs AB 2230 CIGA Assessments.

CA: Cal Chamber Warns Legislative Fixes to Workers Comp Will Generate More Litigation.

CA: Governor Signs SB 1446 to Help Small Employers With ACA Extension.

CA: Questions Arise Over DWP Trusts  Designed to Control Workers Comp Costs.

CA: DWC Posts Corrected Spanish Language Time of Hire Pamphlet.

DE: OWC Posts New Workers Comp Benefit Rates Eff. 7-1-2014.

IL: Illinois Residents Leaving in Droves: Report Says 1 Person Every 10 Minutes.

IN: Injured Employee Says Co-Worker’s Comments on Facebook Violated ADA.

IN: Indiana Claims Economy Thriving, Performing Higher Than Illinois.

MA: Federal Judge Enjoins Massachusetts Law Limiting Use of Opioid Zohydro ER.

MA: First Circuit to Rule on Misclassification of Janitorial Franchises.

MI: Teacher Fired for Breaking Up Fight With Broom Files for Workers Comp.

MI: Mitch Albom: Broom-Swinging Teacher Did the Right Thing.

NM: WCA Posts 1Q Insurer Scorecard.

NY: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill.

NY: PTSD Claim Upheld After Being Targeted for Murder by Co-Worker’s Husband.

NY: NY Judge Indicted for Workers Comp Fraud; Claims Attack by Toilet Lid.

NY: Court Affirms PTSD Award to Physician Assistant Threatened by Surgeon.

NY: WCB Chair Proposes Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines.

NY: NYCRIB Raised Workers Comp Rates by 380% Forcing Business to Close.

NY: Lawsuit Alleges Principal Injured by 4th Grader in Physical Attack.

NC: Budget Plans Would Make Industrial Commission Deputies Political Appointees.

OH: BWC Makes Headway on Plans for New Billing System.

OK: 16 State Employees Lose Jobs During Workers Comp Transition.

OK: Ex-WCC Employee Sues Commission Over Loss of Job During Transition.

OK: Governor Reappoints Judge Taylor as Presiding Judge.

OK: WCC Chairman Has High Hopes for Workers Comp Reforms.

OR: Fired SAIF Chief Claims Violation of Open Meetings Laws.

OR: WCD Implements Improved Method for Identifying Valid Employers.

OR: SAIF, Other Agencies Settle With Indian Generic Drug Manufacturer for $2.3M.

PA: OSHA Investigates Death of Temp Worker Buried Alive in Sugar.

SC: Employers Await 7.4 Percent Premium Cut That Kicks in Sept. 1.

TN: New Workers Comp Law Impacts Pro Football Players.

WV: MSHA Inspectors Cite West Virginia Coal Mine for Dozens of Violations.

WY: Proposed Split Plan Would Significantly Change Setting of Premiums.

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