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Board approves changes to workers' comp claims

The Alaska Workers Compensation Board has approved Legislature-mandated changes to the fee schedule for workers filing compensation claims.The schedule lists how...
David Williams Richards

...Association and contributed time and talents to numerous community activities. He served for many years on the Alaska Workers Compensation Board and the Workers Compensation Appeals Commission.David was a warm man, a great friend, a hard worker with...
Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...Committee, an advisory group to the state Workers' Compensation Board that has been inactive in recent years, Monagle...Development, and would be adopted by the state Workers' Compensation Board.The current procedure is for medical providers...
House approves workers' compensation changes

...Committee, an advisory body to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board.The Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development...decision on the conversion factor made by the workers' compensation board. ? Tim Bradner is a reporter for the Alaska...
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Court ruling a victory for gay couples

...documentation that Harris was Fadely's wife.Lambda Legal, representing Harris, filed papers with the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board in September 2012, challenging the constitutionality of the denial of benefits. In March 2013, the board...
New workers' comp statute likely to see court challenge court, not the initial appellate court." Deputy Attorney General Scott Nordstrand said the state's Workers' Compensation Board which now decides claims also is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature. He said the appeals...
Fight worker's comp change

...receive a fair decision. No longer will injured workers and businesses have the right to appeal decisions of the Workers' Compensation board to a superior court judge. This new in-house appeals commission will do the job instead. They will not...
My turn: Alaska needs workers' compensation reform now

...faster, more consistent decisions of appeals. Resolve disputes faster and more easily by removing the full Workers' Compensation Board from the settlement process; letting some injured workers opt for cash instead of retraining benefits; and...
Court sides with guard in workers' comp dispute

...psychological health problems from the 1994 confrontation. The court referred the case back to the state's Workers' Compensation Board to decide if the injury's damage was temporary or permanent. If the board decides the damage was long-lasting...
Workers comp board seeks to reduce costs

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Workers' Compensation board sought public input on rising costs in the last week.Board members held meetings in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai and Juneau...


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