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Workers' Compensation News


COVID Variants, Climate Change Will Impact Comp System in Near Future, Experts Say 07/23/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
Evolving COVID-19 variants and the effects of climate change will have huge impacts on California and its workers’ compensation system over the next decade and possibly beyond, a panel of experts said Thursday. ...Read More

No Disability Retirement Benefits for Corrections Officer With Back Injury 07/23/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a corrections officer with an old weightlifting injury was not entitled to disability retirement benefits after he became incapacitated from duty. ...Read More

Commissioner Approves 5.44% Rate Cut 07/23/2021
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable on Thursday announced a 5.44% decrease in workers’ compensation insurance rates. ...Read More

Court Split on Constitutionality of Mental Injury Law 07/23/2021
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to a police officer for post-traumatic stress disorder, with the dissenting judge arguing that the statutory standard of compensability for mental injuries is unconstitutional. ...Read More

WCRI: Injured Workers Saw No Treatment Delay in Early 2020 07/23/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
The pandemic had no noticeable impact on medical treatment for injured workers who filed non-COVID-19 claims, according to a report released Thursday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Motion to Quash Can't Be Used as Means for Dismissal of Comp Claim 07/23/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker’s appeal of an adverse judgment was viable even though the decision did not conform to the Code of Civil Procedure and that the claim should not have been dismissed by way of a motion to quash. ...Read More

Matthew Keeping Joins Foresight as New Head of Distribution 07/23/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Vendor
Foresight Risk & Insurance Services announced that Matthew Keeping will join the company as head of distribution, leading the business development team and overseeing all market-facing functions.   ...Read More

DWC to Adopt Final Utilization and Reimbursement Dispute Rules 07/23/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that the final adopted versions of its utilization and reimbursement dispute rules will take effect Aug. 2. ...Read More

WCIRB: State Survived COVID-19 'Shock' and — Hopefully — Will Return to Comp 'Golden Age' 07/22/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s workers’ comp infrastructure fared better than anticipated in 2020, but it's still unclear how long the COVID-19 pandemic will linger as stakeholders try to return the system to its healthy and stable pre-virus days, executives from the Workers’ Compen...Read More

CWCI: Frequency, Losses Spiked in 2020 for Private Self-Insureds 07/22/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported that frequency among private self-insureds rose in 2020, driven by a big increase in the incidence of indemnity claims that more than offset a decline in medical-only claim frequency. ...Read More
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