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Workers' Compensation News

WCIRB Panel: State Faces 'Long Haul' Recovery, Even if COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives 09/25/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
After officials from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau spent the first day of their annual conference describing the harsh reality California has faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from economic, medical and legal fields spent the second day exploring how the st...Read More
DWC Adopts Guidelines for Drugs Used to Treat Nausea, Vomiting 09/25/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order updating the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule that adopts guidelines for the use of antiemetics. The order incorporates the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s most recent treatmen...Read More
COVID is 'Here to Stay,' Say Doctors At WCRI Event 09/25/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Two Ohio physicians who have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic gave a glimpse Thursday into how treatment of the disease has evolved and offered advice on how employers should be handling it. ...Read More
Supreme Court Denies Additional TTD, Treatment, for Coal Miner 09/25/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 60 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld a denial of additional temporary total disability benefits and treatment to a coal miner for his alleged neck injuries. ...Read More
Supreme Court Clarifies Everyday Activities Can Constitute Employment Risks 09/25/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Illinois Supreme Court reinstated an award of benefits to a sous chef who hurt his knee while kneeling to look for a misplaced pan of carrots, ruling that the injury from the worker's commonplace activity had arisen from an employment-related risk. ...Read More
Court Finds L&I Responded Properly to Public Records Requests 09/25/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that the inability of the state Department of Labor & Industries to find erroneously requested documents was not a violation of the Public Records Act. ...Read More
State OSHA Fines 19 Companies for COVID-19 Safety Violations 09/25/2020
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined 19 companies more than $51,000 combined for what it calls “serious” COVID-19 safety violations. ...Read More
Advisory Council Meets Oct. 27 to Review NCCI Medical Report 09/25/2020
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 54 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The South Dakota Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Oct. 27 at 10 a.m., via the Microsoft Teams conference call platform, the Department of Labor and Regulation said in a bulletin....Read More
Committee Approves Clarification to Enhanced Hand-Foot Benefits Law 09/25/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
A New Jersey bill that would clarify that expanded benefits for hand and foot injuries should apply to pending claims is one step closer to becoming law. ...Read More
WCIRB Relays Overriding Message on Day 1 of Conference: COVID Has Changed Everything 09/24/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 748 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
Dave Bellusci might as well be the poster child for changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Work...Read More
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