Workers' Compensation Benefits

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Workers' Compensation Benefits

Payment for an employee's medical care in the event that he/she is injured at work. Workers' comp benefits may also provide for lost wages and compensate for disability or reduced earning potential. In exchange for receiving workers' comp benefits, the employee surrenders the right to sue the employer for negligence.
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George Pataki to consider combining the bill with the Workers Compensation benefit reform legislation.
Typically, where the employee is hurt, on the job or off the job, determines whether the claim is submitted under the workers compensation benefit package or under the health plan offered by the employer.
In the State of Minnesota, workers compensation benefit costs for injured state employees exceeded $16 million during fiscal year 1992, a 19.
The consultant will work with key HRD staff in this new organizational strategy to improve health care delivery to the Commonwealth s injured state employees eligible for workers compensation benefits.
The average wage also is used by the Department of L&I in calculating workers compensation benefits.
22 /PRNewswire/ -- Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern, LLP, Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel for the In re: World Trade Center Disaster Site Litigation, announced today that they have successfully negotiated with many of the various workers compensation insurance carriers who paid workers compensation benefits (and therefore hold liens) on the rescue and recovery workers' settlement awards to waive all or part of those liens.
State lawmakers on August 29 advanced a bill that would fine employers in California for failing to pay workers compensation benefits within 10 days of a court award.
The court rejected the hospital's contention that because there was no unequivocal expert medical evidence to establish a causal relationship between the work incident and the nurse's disability the nurse was not entitled to workers compensation benefits.
in Gateway Mall, also must disclose that hearing aid dealers are not experts in determining eligibility for workers compensation benefits, Attorney General Hardy Myers said.
The current legislation, many detractors say, is too costly: it gives workers with proven RSDs up to 90 percent of their pay if they cannot perform their jobs; standard workers compensation benefits give significantly less.
The North Carolina Self-Insurance Security Association provides workers compensation benefits directly to eligible individuals in the event of a default by any member company that self-insures its workers compensation liabilities in North Carolina.
Miller was a key player in the fight to establish the right of retired workers to draw workers compensation benefits.

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