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Workers' Compensation News


DWC Issues Correction; TD Rate to Increase 3.8% 09/17/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Monday announced that the temporary total disability rate will increase 3.8% next year, not more than 6% as the agency announced last week. ...Read More

6th DCA Publishes Ruling on Worker's Entitlement to TD for Appointments 09/17/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Court of Appeal for the 6th District of California has ordered publication of its decision finding that an injured worker was not entitled to temporary disability benefits for time she lost from work to attend medical appointments. ...Read More

City Attorney Sues Grocery Delivery Service Over Worker Classification 09/17/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott has sued grocery delivery company Instacart for allegedly misclassifying its workers as independent contractors. ...Read More

Work Comp Industry Tries to Get Ahead of Concussions 09/17/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A dramatic increase in the number of employee concussions is catching the attention of the workers’ comp industry, prompting some to act in response to the trend. ...Read More

Department Pitches Rules for When Insurers Deny Medical Bills 09/17/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 211 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
Almost a year after the Illinois General Assembly overrode the Republican governor's veto on Senate Bill 904, regulators proposed rules required by the law allowing physicians to sue insurers that don't pay their bills. ...Read More

Lawmaker Eyes Switch to ALJ to Reduce Case Backlog 09/17/2019
State: NA | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Concerns about a case backlog may prompt legislation in Guam to use an administrative law judge rather than a Workers’ Compensation Commission, according to a news ...Read More

WCF President to Serve on Federal Air Ambulance Committee 09/17/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 74 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the 13 members of a new air ambulance advisory committee, which includes a workers’...Read More

Worker Properly Allowed to Add Labor Law Claim to Complaint 09/17/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that trial judge properly allowed a worker to amend his complaint to add a Labor Law claim. Case:...Read More

Worker Gets Award for Cardiac Condition Caused by Fall 09/17/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent impairment benefits to a worker for a cardiac condition linked to his slip-and-fall accident. ...Read More

OSHA Cites Three for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards 09/17/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 166 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 23 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Association cited employers in Colorado, Florida and Ohio for exposing their workers to fall hazards. Hough...Read More
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