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Workers' Compensation News


Med-Legal Payments Set for First Drop in a Decade, CWCI Reports 03/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1609 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The average cost of medical-legal services may be declining for the first time in a decade, according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of payments made through the first six months of 2017. ...Read More

Man Sentenced for Collecting Dead Woman's Comp Benefits 03/01/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Buffalo man has been sentenced for stealing more than $3,500 in workers’ compensation benefits intended for a woman he had lived with but who had died. ...Read More

Mark Moitoso Named EVP, Risk Practices Leader at Lockton 02/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 149 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 33 min read
Lockton has named Mark Moitoso executive vice president and risk practices leader. ...Read More

Mystery Surrounds Senate Subcommittee Meeting With Arbitrators 02/26/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 412 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
Five attorneys named to serve as workers’ compensation arbitrators in Illinois went through an unusual step on Friday: an appearance before the state Senate Judiciary subcommittee on tort reform. ...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty in Compounding Scheme 02/22/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
A Linwood, New Jersey, man has admitted to defrauding state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $2 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medications. ...Read More

Man Ordered to Repay Nearly $10K in Benefits Received After Returning to Work 02/16/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A Buffalo man must repay the $9,436.24 in workers' compensation benefits he improperly received from New York State Insurance Fund after he returned to work without notifying the carrier, an Erie County judge has decided.  ...Read More

Marshall Dennehey Expands Workers' Compensation Defense Practice 02/14/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The business law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin has expanded its workers’ compensation department into Florida with the addition of three attorneys, the firm announced. ...Read More
Musculoskeletal Model May Help Predict Compensatory Injuries 02/09/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a model that could improve insight into how injury in one part of the body can lead to increased strain on another. The research is the first to convert the body’s entire network of bones and muscles into a comprehensive m...Read More

More Agreement on Drug Costs in Medicare Set-Asides, NCCI Finds 02/06/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 552 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The gap between workers’ comp Medicare set-aside amounts submitted to the federal government and the amount that’s approved has narrowed in recent years, due to greater agreement on future drug costs, according to a ...Read More

MLAC to Discuss Comp Exemption for Hockey Players at Meeting 02/05/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 198 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
Oregon’s Management Labor Advisory Committee on Friday will discuss a bill that would explicitly exempt from workers’ compensation coverage players for a junior league hockey team. ...Read More
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