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Employers to get workers comp rebate

June 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s workers’ compensation program will send employers almost $160 million in payments as a distribution of surplus reserves. The premium credits will go to about 22,000 employers throughout the state. They are the latest in a series of eight payouts to employers since 2005 totaling $774.3 million. Continue Reading

Doctor’s opinion discounted under workers’ comp bill

April 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A treating doctor’s opinion about an injury may be thrown out by Workforce Safety and Insurance under a bill passed by the House on Friday.
Senate Bill 2298 gives WSI the final say on how to handle a workers’ compensation claim. Continue Reading

ND workers’ comp ‘second opinions’ again under scrutiny

March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Tim Lambertson has fought a long legal battle to keep from seeing the doctor. The former truck driver, who was sidelined from work by an injury suffered while unloading potatoes, would welcome medical treatments to end his debilitating back pain. Social Security classifies him as disabled. Continue Reading

Bill to affect how pain affects workers’ comp claims

March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Proponents say a bill being considered in the state Legislature seeks to clarify North Dakota workers’ compensation law regarding how pain and pre-existing injuries affect claims decisions. Continue Reading

If there’s pain, no gain? House Bill 1163 would redefine medical evidence for worker’s compensation

January 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Legislation would eliminate pain as medical evidence of an injury that would qualify for worker’s compensation benefits for certain claims. Continue Reading

Computer glitches in North Dakota worker’s comp program delays payments of medical bills

June 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Glitches in implementing a new computer system for the North Dakota workers’ comp program have produced a backlog of payments to medical providers that once topped $15.5 million. The bill payment backlog at Workforce Safety and Insurance once stretched to almost four months at its peak, but is declining as the agency catches up. Continue Reading

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Crime victims may get benefits: Bill seeks inclusion in workers’ comp

January 11, 2011 in INFORUM

BISMARCK Legislation that would provide limited workers’ compensation benefits for someone who is a victim of violent crime on the job drew complaints Tuesday that it was both paltry and too expensive. Continue Reading