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Iowa Commissioner Gerhart Announces Resignation as of December 23

Des Moines, IA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced his resignation effective December 23, 2016.  Deputy Commissioner Doug Ommen will serve as the ...

ODG Now Available Through WorkCompResearch.com

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – The Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) are now available within the workers’ compensation industry’s leading online legal compliance system, WorkCompResearch.com (WCR). Subscribers ...

Harbor Health Systems NWCDC Presentation Shows Impact of Comorbidities on Workers' Compensation Outcomes and Physician Scoring Models

New Orleans, LA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Harbor Health Systems study analyzing more than 7,000 workers’ compensation claims involving claimants possessing one or more comorbid conditions ...

CA WCAB Issues Notice of January 4 Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Rules on Lien Claims Filings

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has issued a notice of public hearing regarding a proposed addition and amendments to ...

Ohio Fraud Conviction Stains Carpet Cleaner's Record

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Florida man who had been collecting injured workers’ benefits from Ohio since 2011 pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud Monday ...

Kathy Antonello Named One of Business Insurance 2016 Women to Watch

Boca Raton, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - Kathy Antonello, FCAS, FSA, MAAA, and chief actuary at the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), was selected by Business ...

OSHA Issues Recommended Pactices to Promote Workplace Safety and Health Programs in Construction

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers ...

CA DWC Announces Appointment of James Libien to Ethics Advisory Committee

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Acting Administrative Director George Parisotto has appointed James R. Libien to serve as a member ...

CA DWC Posts Adjustment of OMFS Inpatient Hospital Section to Conform to Medicare Changes

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an adjustment to the inpatient hospital section of the Official Medical Fee ...

EMPLOYERS® Names Ray Wise as Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer

Reno, NV (WorkersCompensation.com) - EMPLOYERS® (NYSE:EIG), America's small business insurance specialist®, has namedRay Wise as senior vice president, chief sales officer for EMPLOYERS. With almost 30 ...

WCRI Releases Free 31-State Tool To Help Policymakers Better Understand Growth Of Medical Prices In Workers' Compensation

Cambridge, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) - In recent policy debates, increasing costs of medical care for treating injured workers have been a focus of public policymakers and ...

CA DWC Posts Proposed Further Amendments to its WCIS Regulations and EDI Implementation Guides

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today posted proposed regulations further revising its Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS) regulations and ...

NY Husband And Wife Construction Company Owners Indicted On Fraud Charges In IDA Rehab Project

Albany, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) - New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced today the indictment and arraignment of the husband and wife owners of ...

WA Workers' Comp Rates for 2017 Will Increase Less Than 1 Percent

Tumwater, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The average premium for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington will go up less than 1 percent in 2017. Today, the state ...

Settlement Between US Labor Department, Event Company After Circus Tent Collapse

Boston, MA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Florida-based Walker International Events on Feb. 4, 2016, for 14 ...

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J. Bradley Young

J. Bradley Young

J. BRADLEY YOUNG is a partner with the St. Louis, Missouri law firm of Harris, Dowell, Fisher & Harris, where he is the manager of the Worker's Compensation Defense Group and represents self-insured companies and insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims in both Missouri and Illinois. Brad is a frequent Conference Speaker and can be regularly heard on KMOX radio in St. Louis discussing a wide variety of legal topics. You can email Brad at byoung@hdfh.com .
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