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Workers' Compensation News


Insurers, Providers Square Off Over Dispute-Resolution Rule Challenge 06/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A proposed rule that would allow the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts is shaping up into a battle between insurers and medical providers.  ...Read More

Industrial Commission Considering Change to Impairment Rating Rules 06/27/2017
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Idaho Industrial Commission is seeking input from workers’ compensation system uses on proposed changes to rules requiring the averaging of multiple impairment ratings for the same injury. ...Read More

Injured Worker Receives $1.26M From Wrongful Termination Suit 06/27/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 615 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Mobile County, Alabama, jury has awarded an injured worker $1.26 million in a wrongful termination lawsuit, determining that Merchants Foodservice's decision to terminate him on the day he was medically released to return to work was punitive in nature, ...Read More

Insurer Disputes Extent of Liability in Fatal Plane Crash 06/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The latest lawsuit spawned by a 2015 plane crash during the filming of a Tom Cruise movie involves two insurers seeking to determine which company is most responsible for claims stemming from the accident.  ...Read More

Investigator Says BWC to Remain Aggressive at Fighting Comp Fraud 06/27/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 951 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio is one of the most aggressive states in the nation at fighting workers’ compensation fraud, which amounts to hundreds of million dollars each year, an investigator said Friday. ...Read More

Injured Worker Allegedly Captured on Film Swinging Sledgehammer, Operating Backhoe 06/26/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 352 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Massachusetts prison guard was indicted Thursday after the Attorney General's Office accused him of collecting $15,895 in workers' compensation benefits while running a construction and snow-removal business, though he claimed he was not working. ...Read More

Injured Workers Tell Lawmakers Their Concerns Over Proposed Reforms 06/23/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 463 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan called representatives to a special meeting on Thursday to hear how Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed overhaul of the state’s workers’ compensation laws will affect injured workers. ...Read More

Interest in Telemedicine Surges 06/22/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California may be shaping up as a battleground for workers’ comp telemedicine services, as one major occupational medicine provider has chosen the Golden State as its starting point for telemedicine, just as another player has added telemedicine to its provider networks. ...Read More
IAIABC Holding Convention in Portland 06/22/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is holding its 103rd convention in Portland, Oregon, in October. The four-day conference will include sessions on regulatory and judicial updates, as well as discussions on the future of the workers’ compens...Read More

Injured Grocery Store Worker Arrested on Comp Fraud Charge 06/22/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central New York woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of defrauding the workers' compensation system and obtaining food stamps she may not have been entitled to, New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced ...Read More
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