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How will Obamacare Impact Workers’ Compensation?

How will Obamacare Impact Workers’ Compensation?

Currently workers’ compensation laws are managed by the state and the laws vary from state to state. Some states protect the employers’ more and others offer more protection for the employees. Now there is speculation on how Obamacare will impact workers’ compensation and if it will remain regulated at the state or fed[...]
Court Rules Against Officers Receiving Workers’ Comp for Fatal Suspect Shootings

Court Rules Against Officers Receiving Workers’ Comp for Fatal Suspect Shootings

In South Carolina, the state Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement personnel are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer from mental health issues after they kill someone on the job. Because officers are trained how to use deadly force and understand they may need to use it, mental trauma after[...]
Workers’ Compensation Rate Reduction in New York

Workers’ Compensation Rate Reduction in New York

Workers’ compensation rates will reduce 1.2% next year against the recommendation of the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board. A reduction in the rates has not occurred since 2008. According to Governor Cuomo the decrease should help to create jobs and improve the economy in New York. Here is more from a Dai[...]
Judge Rules on Workers’ Compensation Claim for Oklahoma State Representative

Judge Rules on Workers’ Compensation Claim for Oklahoma State Representative

Mike Christian, an Oklahoma state Representative, was in a car accident while on his way to work. He struck a truck that was making illegal U-turn causing injuries to his back. The judge awarded workers’ compensation benefits to the State Representative in the amount of $61,560. Here is more from a NEWSOK affiliate:[...]
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