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Workers' Compensation News


Medical Payments Climb 5.5% to $1.9B for 2021 09/26/2022
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
After falling to $1.8 billion in calendar year 2020, aggregate medical payments rebounded in 2021 and increased about 5.5% to $1.9 billion, according to a new report by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. ...Read More

Report: Premium Fraud Charges Dismissed Against Business Owners 09/26/2022
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
An El Dorado County judge dismissed premium fraud charges against three California business owners after county prosecutors said evidence showing they were acting on the advice of a professional insurance agency torpedoed the case, according to a ...Read More

CHSWC to Discuss RFP Process at Oct. 6 Meeting 09/26/2022
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Members of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation will discuss the procedures for contracting with research organizations to undertake studies of issues relating to California’s comp system during an Oct. 6 meeting. ...Read More

No Alternative Care for Worker Even Though Employer Caused Him to Miss COVID Test, Surgery 09/26/2022
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to alternate care even though he missed his surgery date because his employer failed to provide him with transportation for a pre-screening. ...Read More

Commission's Decision Complies With Scope of Remand Order to Revisit Worker's Credibility 09/26/2022
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court upheld an award of benefits to a worker after a prior remand order had directed the Workers’ Compensation Commission to revisit its adverse finding as to his credibility. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to State Worker for Alleged Repetitive Trauma Injury 09/26/2022
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld a denial of benefits to a state worker for his alleged repetitive trauma injury. ...Read More

State Safety Regulators Issue More Than $144,000 in Fall-Protection Penalties 09/26/2022
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
In separate enforcement actions, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division announced fines totaling more than $144,000 for two contractors accused of repeatedly violating fall protection rules. ...Read More

Congress to Consider Expanding Beryllium Exposure Bill for Energy Workers 09/26/2022
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Senate read through legislation that would expand the federal occupational illness program for energy workers. ...Read More

L&I Cites Roofing Companies for Lack of Fall Protection 09/26/2022
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries cited two roofing companies on its “severe violators” list for more than $1 million combined for not providing fall protection to employees working on top of homes. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Additional Benefits, Treatment for Steelworker 09/23/2022
State: WV | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a denial of additional benefits and treatment for a steelworker with a history of shoulder injuries. ...Read More
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