STATUS OF LEGISLATION IMPACTING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN NEBRASKA

This session the Legislature’s time has been consumed by a number of significant issues, including the ARPA funding proposal, “transformative” tax relief, extensive debate on a prison reform and overcrowding, and making adjustments to its biennium budget. When not addressing those topics, it methodically moved through a series of priority of bills at the General […]

NEBRASKA COURT OF APPEALS PROVIDES FURTHER GUIDANCE ON EMPLOYEE / INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DETERMINATION

The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently decided a case that provides guidance as to when a worker is considered an employee or an independent contractor. In Cajiao v. Arga Transport, the plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident that occurred while he was driving a semi-tractor trailer leased by Arga. The plaintiff filed a […]

BAYLOR EVNEN ATTORNEYS PRESENT AT NWCEF EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

Baylor Evnen Attorneys Dallas Jones, Paul Barta, Tom Shires and Eric Sutton, along with Nurse Paralegal Jodi Zmiewski will be presenting at the NWCEF Educational Seminar being held on Friday, February 18.  The seminar covers multiple Nebraska workers’ compensation topics, such as a legislative and caselaw updates, workers’ compensation insurance updates, effective ways to communicate […]

NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATE RISES IN 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Mileage Reimbursement Rate will rise to 58.5 cents per mile for travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in an approved vocational rehabilitation plan. This rate has jumped from 2021 when the rate was 56 cents per mile. For more information about workers’ compensation in Nebraska, […]

NEBRASKA’S MAXIMUM WEEKLY BENEFIT RATE TO INCREASE TO $983.00

For work-related injuries and illnesses that occur on or after January 1, 2022 the new maximum weekly benefit rate under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $983.00. The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court announced the change on November 17, 2021. The new rate equates to 100 percent of the state wide average weekly wage, […]

MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND CBD OIL, COMPENSABLE?

In Nebraska you will find CBD Oil and other Marijuana extract products in various locations. Medical Marijuana is not currently legal in this state but the prevalence of these Marijuana extract products, which promise health benefits, begs the question: Are these products compensable under Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act? Marijuana and its extracts are illegal in […]
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