2019 Changes in Nebraska Mileage Reimbursement Rate and Amendments to Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Rules including Fee Schedule

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court adopted new mileage reimbursement rates.  Effective January 1, 2019 the mileage rate will become $.58 per mile to travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in a vocational rehabilitation plan. Further, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recently adopted various rule changes.  These rule changes affect fee schedules, information […]

Iowa Supreme Court Rules on Idiopathic Falls

On November 16, 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court rendered a decision regarding idiopathic falls onto level floors. In Bluml v. Dee Jay’s Inc. d/b/a Long John Silvers and Commerce & Industry Ins. Co., the Iowa Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Commissioner who had denied claimant’s petition for benefits. In this matter, the claimant […]

Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Publishes New Maximum Benefit Rate

The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court has released the new maximum weekly income benefit cap under § 48-121.01. For all work-related injuries and illnesses occurring after January 1, 2019, the maximum compensation rate will be $855.00.  This amount equals 100 percent of the state average weekly wage as determined by the Administrator of the Nebraska Workers’ […]