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Workers' Compensation News


Teacher Ordered to Pay Nearly $9,000 After Pleading No Contest to Fraud 07/30/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California teacher was ordered to pay nearly $9,000 in restitution after pleading no contest to a fraud charge for participating in a marathon a month after reporting a back injury that prevented her from working, according to PROBE, a division of VRC Investigations. ...Read More

Fraud Conviction Results in Denial of Naturalization Application 07/30/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal appellate court ruled that a worker was properly denied naturalization based on an old conviction for concealing employment while collecting disability and workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

WCIRB Posts Updated Loss-Elimination Ratios, Advisory Plan Tables 07/30/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California published updated loss-elimination ratios that were used to compute classification relativities in the recently approved ...Read More

Study Finds State Policies Reduce Opioids, but Worker Advocates Bemoan Lack of Alternatives 07/30/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
A new study has found that drug monitoring programs and recently implemented policies limiting the period of initial prescriptions have reduced opioids in workers’ compensation, but injured worker advocates say the data doesn’t properly account for alternative treatments or workers wh...Read More

Purdue Developing Opioid Antagonist of Potential Interest to Comp 07/30/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
Purdue Pharma is developing a long-acting opioid antagonist for treating overdoses that will likely be of interest to the workers’ compensation community, pharmacy benefit manager myMatrixx reports. ...Read More

Worker Shouldn't Have Been Denied Benefits for Psych Injury After MMI 07/30/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Florida appellate court ruled that a worker should not have been denied temporary indemnity benefits for a mental injury even though more than six months had elapsed since she reached maximum medical improvement for a physical injury. ...Read More

Worker's Daughter Receives Award for Loss of Use 07/30/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the daughter of a worker was entitled to an award for his loss of use of his limbs in an accident that resulted in death shortly after he was extricated from his truck. ...Read More

CLM Names Ronna Ruppelt as New CEO 07/30/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Insurance industry association CLM on Thursday named Ronna Ruppelt as its new CEO. ...Read More

LASIE Seminar to Cover Medical Trends in Comp 07/30/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers is hosting a one-day seminar Aug. 16 covering basic principles of medical injuries commonly seen in workers’ compensation. ...Read More

Some Things Change, Some Stay the Same Under Updated Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Rules 07/29/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s COVID-19 workplace safety rules no longer require physical distancing for workers in most cases, but versions of many of Cal/OSHA’s temporary emergency standards adopted last year remain in effect, state safety of...Read More
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