NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT REITERATES NOTICE RULES

In Settje v. Walmart Associates, Inc., the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court provided guidance as to when an employer has sufficient notice of a potentially compensable injury. Pursuant to Section 48-133, an employee is required to give notice of their injury to their employer within a practicable time. The plaintiff argued that he complained generally about […]

SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND THEIR AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE FOR TEMPORARY DISABILITY BENEFIT PURPOSES

In Simpson v. Lincoln Public Schools, the Nebraska Court of Appeals provided guidance for how to calculate an employee’s average weekly wage when the employee is an hourly wage earner who only works 9 months out of the year, during the school year. While permanent disability benefits in Nebraska are based on a 40 hour […]

IOWA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE RISES ON JULY 1, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Mileage Reimbursement Rate will rise to 62.5 cents per mile for travel related to medical treatment or participation in an approved vocational rehabilitation plan. The new rate is the first increase since July 1, 2021, when the rate was decreased from 57.5 cents per mile to 56 […]

NEW IOWA WORKERS COMPENSATION DISABILITY BENEFIT RATE BOOK

The Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation recently released the 2022-2023 rate book spreadsheet for disability benefits. The rate book is a table of disability compensation rates by income and tax status of the employee issued each year by the Division of Workers’ Compensation. The new rate book goes into effect on July 1, 2022, and […]

NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE RISES ON JULY 1, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Mileage Reimbursement Rate will rise to 62.5 cents per mile for travel related to medical treatment or participation in an approved vocational rehabilitation plan. This rate has jumped from the previous increase on January 1, 2022, when the rate was increased from 56 cents per mile to […]
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