NEBRASKA’S MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE TO INCREASE TO $1,029.00

For work-related injuries and illnesses that occur on or after January 1, 2023, the new maximum weekly benefit rate under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $1,029.00. The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court announced the change on November 16,...

EMPLOYEE IS COMPENSATED INDUSTRIALLY UNDER SECTION 85.34(2)(v)

In Ocampo v. New Fashion Pork, LLP, an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Deputy Commissioner provided guidance on whether an employee’s permanent disability should be determined through a refiling proceeding. In Ocampo, the employee returned to work for the employer, but was...