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This is an updated version of the post that ran 09/10/18, located here. This adjustment is intended to mirror, to the extent possible, the COLA already in place for benefits arising from an injury occurring before 1980
The bill provides for the COLA to be an amount such that, when added to the workers' compensation weekly benefit rate initially awarded, the sum will bear the same percentage relationship to the maximum benefit rate at the time of the adjustment that the initial rate…

TALLAHASSEE — With Election Day less than three weeks away, Hurricane Michael has upended life in one of Florida’s most reliable

VENICERounds of 74 and 78 had 22-year-old Georgia Lacey rethinking her future. Suddenly the dream didn’t seem so dreamy. Or attainable.“It

A day after warning Central American governments they risk losing U.S. aid if they don't do something and saying that anyone entering the U.S. illegally

Nashville, TN ( - A national association recently honored the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Chief Judge with its Leadership and Service Award for his role in creating and hosting the first New Judges' Boot Camp in Nashville earlier this year
The National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ) presented the award to Chief Judge Kenneth M. Switzer at its annual business meeting. Each year the…

Three Sarasota Herald-Tribune entries were named finalists Wednesday for Editor & Publisher's 2018 EPPY Awards for the best digital-media websites,

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders gave themselves several more weeks — perhaps until the end of the year — to clinch a friendly divorce

Nashville, TN ( - Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation Administrator Abbie Hudgens has been named president of a prestigious national association. Members of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) recently elected their 2018-2019 board of directors and welcomed Hudgens as the board's new president
The IAIABC board of directors is the governing body of the IAIABC, the largest association of workers' compensation…

Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry. And, despite being found dead on Tuesday, he's poised to win an

Richmond, B.C. ( - WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign to educate employers and workers about impairment in the workplace, as the legalization of recreational cannabis takes effect October 17.

Distracted driving — driving while distracted by a smart phone or other infotainment gadget — has been a curse on drivers, their passengers, pedestrians, auto insurers, and — count us in — workers’ comp claims payers
NCCI released a report in which it estimates that, between 2011 and 2016, the frequency of motor vehicle accident (MVA)-related workers’ comp lost time compensable claims rose by 5% when…

The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., houses the largest collection of international espionage artifacts on public display. The facility which opened in 2002, is dedicated to the trade craft and contemporary role of spying. The permanent aggregation, provides the complete history of espionage from ancient times, to the present day. It is the 23rd [...]

Join the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and Around the Bend Nature Tours for a volunteer workday in Phillippi Estate Park. Volunteers will help pick up trash and remove invasive plants from the park, which sits near the mouth of Phillippi Creek. Kayakers, canoers, and paddleboarders are welcome to bring their craft and launch from the park to clean up the shoreline. A picnic lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

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Author: Great Day LIVE
Updated: 1:04 PM EDT October 17, 2018
The mantra of everyone needing a second chance is taken to heart at Second Chance Last Opportunity of Sarasota. Founder and CEO April Glasco visited Great Day Live to tell her story of why she started this amazing organization, how it helps the community, and how you can help. Second Chance Last Opportunity`s 23rd Annual Share The Light Luncheon will be on Thursday, October 25th at 11:30AM at Michael`s On East in…

You may recall that we recently blogged about whether the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act, a Federal law, preempts State law. A Maryland case quite succinctly addressed this question several months ago finding that State law is not preempted by the MSP if certain conditions are met. This question was also addressed recently in a Florida Court, in Ocean Harbor Cas. Ins. v. MSPA Claims, 1, 43 Fla. L. Weekly 2219 (Dist. Ct. App. 2018)
Ocean Harbor, like many other cases before it,…

Tips for visiting Barcelona on a budget. Things to do in Barcelona — where to stay, what to see, when to visit, & how much to spend in this great city.

Explosions rocked the lives of residents in Massachusetts on September 13. Supposedly, too much pressure was traveling through gas lines into the homes. One person lost their life, at least 25 others

Sacramento, CA ( - The CDC released a report in early October, regarding carpal tunnel syndrome with data from 2007-2014 work comp claims
The report highlighted relative risk, and also identified occupations with higher risk, based on claims filed for carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel is classified as a repetitive stress injury, and occurs when the median nerve is compressed or irritated as it passes under…