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Workers' Compensation News

 

WCRI: Moderate Growth in Medical Payments Reverses Trend of Decreases Following Reforms 10/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 45 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Medical payments in California are on the rise, but the increase coming out of Senate Bill 863 is more moderate than what happened as the effects of the reforms enacted in the early 2000s waned, according to a new report by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
 
 

School District Gets Interest on Funds Wrongfully Withheld by JPA 10/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 33 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 4 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a public school district was entitled to interest on the funds that had been wrongfully retained by the joint powers authority that had once been in charge of its workers’ compensation program. ...Read More
 
 

CCWC Seeks Session Proposals for Annual Conference 10/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 33 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 2 min read
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation is soliciting session proposals for its 18th annual Legislative and Educational Forum. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Found Guilty of Lacking Comp Coverage in Wildfire Death Case 10/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 54 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The employer of a man who died while fighting the 2016 Soberanes Fire has been found guilty in Monterey County Superior Court of not carrying workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More
 
 

Lawsuit Faults Liberty Mutual, NCCI for Failing to Report Third-Party Recoveries 10/18/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A federal lawsuit charges that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., with a little help from the National Council on Compensation Insurance, withheld information about subrogation and other savings that could have lowered premiums for thousands of employers across the country. ...Read More
 
 

Red Cross Volunteer Can't Get Benefits for Face Injury 10/18/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 46 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a volunteer for a charitable organization could not receive workers’ compensation benefits for an injury she sustained while providing her services to the group. ...Read More
 
 

State Labor Department Investigating Uber, Lyft for Possible Misclassification 10/18/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is investigating whether ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have been misclassifying workers....Read More
 
 

Gig Economy Advocates Call for Compromise on Classification, Benefits 10/18/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Gig-economy advocates urged New York lawmakers this week to innovate new ways to cover injured workers, instead of classifying them as traditional employees as California has done. ...Read More
 
 

L&I Cites Three Firms Connected to Fatal Crane Collapse 10/18/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 59 | 0
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries fined three companies more than $100,000 combined for workplace safety violations uncovered during the investigation of a fatal crane collapse. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Loses Appeal Due to Failure to Complete Application 10/18/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 38 | 0
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s failure to complete the Workers’ Compensation Board’s application for administrative review of her claim justified its denial. ...Read More
 
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