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Workers' Compensation News

Education Seminar to Cover Workplace Safety, Opioid Solutions 05/22/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation will host an education seminar August 15-16 to examine regulations, workplace safety and medical issues in the state. The seminar at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, will include dozens of sessions and more than 100 ven...Read More
EOB Must Go to Provider and Worker, Not Third-Party Payer 05/18/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 501 min read
Third-party payers and networks are not health care providers, the Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency said in a reminder bulletin issued Thursday. The state has seen an increase in the use of ...Read More

Extensive Changes to Claims-Handling Standards Take Effect Aug. 2 05/16/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
Tennessee's Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced new claims-handling standards and rules that will take effect Aug. 2, including a rule that ends the requirement that carriers have a claims office in the state. ...Read More

Exclusivity Doesn't Prohibit Defamation Claims, High Court Rules 05/10/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
An injury to a worker's reputation is not the kind of injury that is subject to the exclusive remedy of the workers' compensation law, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in overturning a six-year-old appellate court decision.  ...Read More

Electrician Accused of Double-Double Dipping 05/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 645 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A Bay Area electrician is accused of working for three different employers while drawing temporary disability benefits for separate claims filed against two carriers, the California Department of Insurance said Thursday. ...Read More

EquityComp Customer Can't Be Compelled to Arbitrate Claim of Fraud 05/04/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a disgruntled EquityComp customer could not be compelled to arbitrate its fraud claims against the program providers, since the arbitration agreement the customer had signed was not enforceable. ...Read More

Employer Had Immunity From Civil Liability to Worker Provided by Staffing Agency 05/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was immune from civil liability for a worker’s negligence claim because it controlled the aspects of his day-to-day job activities and had arranged for payment of workers’ compensation premiums through the staffing agency that had placed ...Read More

Employer's Failure to Timely Contest Claim Didn't Relieve Worker of Burden to Prove Causation 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school worker was not entitled to benefits for a back injury just because her employer failed to timely contest her claim. ...Read More

Employer Must Get Hearing on Motion to Nullify Default Judgment 04/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the alleged employers of an injured construction worker should have been afforded a hearing on whether a default judgment against them should have been nullified. ...Read More

Evidence Didn't Support Inference That Worker's Intoxication Led to Fatal Accident 04/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned a denial of benefits to a worker’s widow, deciding that the record evidence did not support a finding that his intoxication contributed to his death from being struck by a truck. ...Read More
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