The WCIRB released a 2018 and 2019 Changes Quick Reference guide, here are some notable changes from their excerpt:
Effective January 1, 2018
Part 1, Section I, Rule 3, Effective Dates, and Part 2, Section II, Rule 2, Continuing Form Policy or Fixed-Term Policy Written in Excess of One Year and Sixteen Days, were amended to state that amendments to the Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan are applicable to a policy as of the policy’s effective date.
Part 2, Section I, General Instructions, and Section III, Additional Electronic Reporting Requirements, were amended for consistency with changes to Title 10, California Codes of Regulations, Chapter 5, Subchapter 2, Policy Forms and Other Documents, Sections 2250 et seq., related to ancillary agreements.
Part 2, Section III, Additional Electronic Reporting Requirements, Rule 1, Policy Record Reporting, and Part 4, Section II, Definitions, and Section IV, Exposure Information, were amended to facilitate the reporting of specified data related to terrorism.
In addition to the eliminated and new classifications noted above, amendments were made to implement changes to the Standard Exceptions Rule and Standard Exceptions classifications, including:
Part 4, Unit Statistical Report Filing Requirements, Section II, Definitions, was amended to add the definition of Net Incurred Losses for consistency with other proposed changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995.
Employees who are nurses often suffer many job related injuries that go unreported. The job in itself is a tiresome one where you are on your feet all day long, bending to help patients, lifting those who are disabled, wheeling patients around, often getting pricked by needles and such.
But what happens when it is the nurse who needs care? Often times the people employed in this field are very compassionate towards others but in doing so neglect their own health needs. Nurses encounter many health hazards on a daily basis and if you are a nurse or know someone you should take full charge of your health when it comes to your job. If you have suffered even the slightest injury ALWAYS REPORT it to your employer and if its one that required medical attention such as physical therapy, doctor's visits , etc then you should consult a lawyer to determine the extent of your claims.
Some of the common injuries and hazards nurses face include but not limited to..
California Law Associates in Santa Ana, CA has worked with many Nurses who have suffered injuries including those who have had surgery for their accidents and knows how to handle your workers' compensation or personal injury claim promptly. Contact Us today for help with your claim.
Andria Holt is a J.D. graduate of Pacific Coast University School of Law who has been employed in the California Workers' Compensation Field since 2008.
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