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Workers' Compensation News


WCIRB Posts 2021 X-Mod Estimator 07/13/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California posted to its website a tool it says insurers, agents and brokers can use help policyholders understand how payroll and claim history will affect their 2021 experience modifications, or X-mods. ...Read More

Registration Info Posted for WCIRB's State of System Webinar 07/13/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California recently posted registration information to its website for a free webinar exploring its seventh annual state of the system report. ...Read More

Webinars, Dividends and Policy Holds: How Carriers Are Doing Business During COVID-19​ 07/13/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
As uncertainty continues to swirl around the COVID-19 pandemic, workers’ compensation insurance carriers are relying on months-old safety protocols and creating new policies to keep employees safe while also serving customers. ...Read More

PPP Loans Went to Comp Insurance Companies, Top Law Firms, PBMs and More 07/13/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1045 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Like nearly 5 million other businesses around the country, hundreds of workers’ compensation organizations have received low-interest and forgivable loans through the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program. ...Read More

Panel Upholds PTD Award to Diesel Mechanic for Injuries to Back, Shoulder 07/13/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 92 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a diesel maintenance technician for injuries to his back and shoulder. ...Read More

Comp Courts to Stay Closed Until Further Notice 07/13/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 9 min read
The New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday announced that all Workers’ Compensation Courts will be closed until further notice. ...Read More

Property Owner, Contractors Not Civilly Liable for Worker's Fall 07/13/2020
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a property owner and its contractors could not be held civilly liable for the injuries that another contractor’s employee suffered from a fall from a catwalk during a construction project. ...Read More

No Benefits for Retail Worker Who Fell After Entering Mall 07/13/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a retail store employee was not entitled to benefits for injuries from a fall that occurred shortly after she entered the shopping mall where she worked. ...Read More

Carrier's Prior Defense to SLU Claim Doesn't Bar Request for Apportionment 07/13/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a carrier’s successful defense against a claim for a schedule loss of use award did not bar the carrier from seeking apportionment after a second injury. ...Read More

MLAC to Continue Discussing COVID Claims 07/13/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 27 min read
Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee will continue discussing how the state’s comp system is handling COVID-19 claims, during meetings scheduled for Wednesday and Friday. ...Read More
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