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Workers' Compensation News


DWC: Recommendations From 2019 Audit on QMEs Delayed 05/28/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 715 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Six months after a scathing audit criticized the Division of Workers’ Compensation for its qualified medical evaluator process, the DWC has failed to fully implement recommendations laid out by the California State Auditor’s office, according to online records. ...Read More

DWC Posts ACOEM COVID-19 Guideline 05/28/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 553 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday announced plans to adopt the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and MDGuidelines COVID-19 Clinical Practice Guideline. ...Read More

Horse Racing Group Approves $2M Workers' Comp Subsidy 05/28/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 378 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The California Thoroughbred Business League on Tuesday raced to approve a $2 million subsidy that will be paid to an insurance group covering workers’ compensation benefits for the state’s trainers, according to a news release. ...Read More

'Didn't Get It at Dunkin' Donuts,' Say Nurses Demanding a COVID-19 Presumption Law 05/28/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Massachusetts, one of the states most affected by the COVID-19 health crisis since its beginning, has yet to adopt a presumption rule for workers hit by the disease, and nurses, worker advocates and union leaders said Wednesday that needs to change. ...Read More
Out-of-State Worker Can't Maintain Tort Suit Against Supervisor 05/28/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that an out-of-state employee could not maintain a tort claim against her supervisor for her injuries from an in-state car crash. ...Read More

Court Rejects Claims of Error in Evidentiary Rulings 05/28/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld a jury’s determination that a worker was entitled to expand the scope of his workers’ compensation claim to include a diagnosis for post-concussion syndrome. ...Read More

Release Doesn't Bar Later Death Benefit Claim 05/28/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Maryland’s highest court ruled that the terms of a worker’s settlement and release prior to his death did not bar his widow from later filing a claim for benefits. ...Read More

Report: Majority of Workers' COVID Claims Being Denied 05/28/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 248 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
More than 1,400 workers in Colorado have filed workers’ compensation claims for contracting COVID-19, and the majority of the claims have been denied, according to The Colorado ...Read More

Commission Posts Arbitration Teleconference, Trial Info for June 05/28/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has posted dial-in numbers, locations and times for arbitration proceedings for the month of June. ...Read More

ICA Sets Annual Fee Schedule Hearing 05/28/2020
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 53 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 37 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona will hold its annual fee schedule public hearing as part of its regularly scheduled meeting June 25. The three p...Read More
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