WCRI, IAIABC team up to show differences between system laws
Ever wonder how many states cover mental stress claims? Or which jurisdictions allow the employer to choose the treating physician? Two prominent workers' comp organizations have released a new survey about the systems in the U.S. and Canada.
Workers' Compensation Laws as of January 2012 was developed by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions and the Workers Compensation Research Institute. It identifies the similarities and distinctions between workers' comp regulations and benefit levels in multiple jurisdictions in both countries.
Showing the macro-level differences and general tendencies, the publication includes:
- The jurisdictions that allow individual or group self-insurance.
- Benefit levels for temporary and permanent disability.
- Medical benefits and method of physician selection.
- Coverage of hearing loss, cumulative trauma, and disfigurement.
- Payment of fatality benefits.
"It is easy to misunderstand subtle differences between jurisdictional laws and regulations," said Ramona Tanube, WCRI's deputy director and counsel. "This survey gives you the ability to understand those differences."
Read more at the WorkersComp Forum homepage.
March 22, 2012
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