Category: Insurance Law

Amendments to Maine Workers’ Compensation Act

By Anne-Marie L. Storey, Esq.   There have been a few changes to the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act under one piece of new legislation, LD 1119, An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Filing of Wage Statements and Other Laws under the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992, with amendments.  The veto of the …

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INSURANCE MATTERS: Don’t Waste the Insurance You’ve Already Bought

Through the years, certain client problems seem to come across my desk now and again, and then not again for a long time. Recently, there seems to have been a spate of situations in which clients have lost coverage, or almost lost coverage, under insurance policies by not giving correct notice to their insurer (or …

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New Legislation: Important Changes to Maine’s Workers’ Compensation Statute

By: Anne-Marie Storey Some significant changes have been made to the Workers’ Compensation Act this session. The following are a few of those changes: 1. Previously, an employer/insurer who wanted to reduce or discontinue benefits that were being paid to an employee through an order or award of compensation were required to petition the board …

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