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Workers' Compensation News


SCIF Dismisses Complaint Against CDI, Insurance Commissioner 03/01/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed in federal court accusing the California Department of Insurance and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara of violating terms of a settlement agreement. ...Read More

DWC Submits Final MLFS Proposal for Approval 03/01/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted a copy of final proposed Medical-Legal Fee Schedule changes it plans to adopt effective April 1. ...Read More

WCIRB Submits Sept. 1 Regulatory Filing 03/01/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California on Friday submitted a proposed Sept. 1 regulatory filing that would, among other things, lower the experience rating threshold. ...Read More

Bill to Force PEOs to Cover More Workers Filed Ahead of Session's Start 03/01/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Florida Legislature convenes Tuesday and the workers' compensation bill that seems to be gaining the most attention is one that would force employee leasing companies to cover workers they may not know are on the job. ...Read More

Court Upholds Calculation of Carpenter's AWW 03/01/2021
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld the calculation of a journeyman carpenter’s average weekly wage based on his total earnings over the 26 weeks before his injury. ...Read More

Court Dismisses 3rd-Party Demands in Case Involving Worker With Electric Shock Injuries 03/01/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Louisiana appellate court issued three decisions granting summary judgment resolving issues in a complex, multi-party case arising from a worker’s accident during a hotel construction project. ...Read More

BWC Announces 7.1% Rate Reduction 03/01/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 62 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Friday announced that its board of directors approved a net 7.1% reduction in employer rates and assessments that takes effect at the start of the 2021 policy year on July 1. ...Read More

Average Incurred Cost on TBI Claims Double, NCCI Reports 03/01/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The average total incurred cost for a claim with a traumatic brain injury was more than double the average of all lost-time claims between 2013 and 2018, according to a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Senate Passes COVID Presumption Measure for Health Care Workers 03/01/2021
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 69 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Washington state Senate passed a bill that would create a presumption of compensability for health care workers who contract a contagious disease that is the subject of a public health emergency. ...Read More

DWC Offers Easier Search Tool on Medical Fee Disputes 03/01/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Decisions on medical fee disputes can now be searched more easily and quickly, thanks to a beefed-up search tool, the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation announced. ...Read More
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