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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

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As many of you know, a broad-based conference was recently held in Dallas by invitation only to

discuss common national issues in workers’ compensation in light of a perceived trend to “opt-out”

plans and the specter of nationalization or doing away with a workers’ compensation system altogether. SLS partner Jane Stone was invited to the Summit as a representative of the National

Workers’ Compensation Defense Network. You may have been following the progress of the

Summit on Bob Wilson’s website. The purpose was to open a dialogue as to what is right in

worker’s compensation programs, and what can be improved. The discussions were lively to say

the least, given that the attendees were so diverse in their views and experiences. The conversations

lasted for 2 days among regulators, judges, insurance professionals, physicians, academics, union

representatives, lawyers (from all sides), and injured workers (both satisfied with the system and

unhappy with it). After the initial conference, the attendees responded to a survey to determine the

priority of topics that were most important. The results of the survey will be published sometime

after July 4th.