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Workers' Compensation News

WCIRB Relays Overriding Message on Day 1 of Conference: COVID Has Changed Everything 09/24/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 696 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Dave Bellusci might as well be the poster child for changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Work...Read More
Forestry Tech Accused of Double-Dipping 09/24/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A 23-year-old forestry technician was arraigned on charges of fraud and grand theft for allegedly concealing that he was working while receiving temporary disability benefits, the California Department of Insurance announced. ...Read More
Police Department, Health Facilities Fined $109,040 for COVID Violations 09/24/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined a police department and six health care facilities a combined $109,040 for allegedly failing to protect their employees from COVID-19. ...Read More
Labor, Democrats Say DOL Rule Will Mean More Worker Misclassification 09/24/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
Worker advocates say a proposed federal rule that would create an economic reality test to decide who is a contractor is a finger in the eye to recent reform efforts and would make it easier for employers to misclassify workers and avoid workers' compensation insurance. ...Read More
No Permanent Total Disability Benefits for Retired Coal Miner 09/24/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 85 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a long-time coal miner was not entitled to permanent total disability benefits after he retired from his position. ...Read More
WCD Seeks Comment on 'Reasonable Investigation' Rule for COVID Claims 09/24/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is seeking public comments on a temporary rule that would require workers’ compensation carriers conduct a “reasonable investigation” before denying claims for COVID-19. Draft regulatory language would define a reasonable i...Read More
Worker Didn't Need to Prove Major Contributing Cause of Need for Treatment for Back 09/24/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A Florida appellate court overturned a denial of a worker’s claim for additional treatment for a back injury, finding the worker was not required to provide additional medical evidence of the major contributing cause for his need for treatment because of a prior stipulation by the carrier....Read More
Supreme Court Strikes Limitations on Payment of Death Benefits as Unconstitutional 09/24/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the Workers’ Compensation Act's limitation on the availability of benefits payable upon a worker’s death and allowed a worker's mother to proceed with a wrongful death claim. ...Read More
DWC Wants to Allow Dispute Resolution Requests Via Email 09/24/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
It may seem like an overdue change in the modern age, but the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation must still go through the rulemaking process on a plan to allow parties to request medical fee dispute resolutions via electronic means. ...Read More
Department Posts New ASC, Outpatient Fee Schedule Info 09/24/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 52 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has published new medical fee schedules information and instructions. ...Read More
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