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Workers' Compensation News


Firm Will Ask Judge to Act if DWC Doesn't Give Guidance on Remote QME Exams 03/27/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1436 | 7 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A Southern California law firm representing qualified medical evaluators and injured workers will ask a judge next week to force the Division of Workers' Compensation to allow remote evaluations without fear of penalty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More

Telemedicine Not Perfect, But New Tech Is Helping, Docs Say 03/27/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Telemedicine and virtual exams are not ideal, but they are the best we've got during the nationwide coronavirus clampdown, physicians, attorneys and a workers' compensation judge said during a webinar this week. ...Read More

ICA Updates Fee Schedule for COVID-19 Issues 03/27/2020
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona on Thursday adopted changes to the Arizona Physicians' and Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule to allow reimbursements for COVID-19 tests, virtual check-ins and e-visits. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's FELA Claim Over Truck Safety 03/27/2020
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals revived a railway worker’s suit against his employer for its alleged failure to provide him with a safe means of entering a truck. ...Read More

No Benefits for Traveling Salesman Who Had Car Accident, Heart Attack 03/27/2020
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A divided Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a traveling salesman was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from a car accident and a subsequent heart attack. ...Read More

Board Properly Dismisses Application for Review 03/27/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board properly dismissed an insurance carrier’s application for review because the company did not specify the date of the hearing at which it had raised its objection. ...Read More

Webinar to Cover COVID-19 Insurance Fraud 03/27/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, National Insurance Crime Bureau and International Association of Special Investigation Units teamed up for a free webinar discussing possible coronavirus fraud targeting property and casualty carriers. ...Read More

Retail Worker Gets Benefits for Fall in Store Bathroom 03/27/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a retail worker for an injury to her ankle after she slipped and fell in a flooded bathroom. ...Read More

Professor Recommends TRIA Amendments to Cover Pandemics 03/27/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A professor at Butler University is recommending Congress expand the federal backstop for insurance losses caused by terrorism to also include coverage for pandemics. ...Read More

WCD Issues Industry Notice on COVID-19 Procedures 03/27/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 124 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division said it can’t waive statutory requirements, but it will consider the impact of COVID-19 in areas where it has discretion to assess penalties, according to an ...Read More
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