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Workers' Compensation News


Ouster of JCC Rendered Moot Dispute Over Disqualification Motion 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal dismissed a petition for a writ of prohibition seeking a reversal of the interlocutory orders entered by a judge of compensation claims before he left the bench. ...Read More

OSHA's Expected Shift in Focus Has Yet to Materialize 06/25/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Although the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has shown a few signs of becoming the kinder and gentler agency that many anticipated under President Donald Trump's administration, a major transformation is yet to be seen, observers say. ...Read More

Opinions of Defense Experts Raised Triable Issue as to How Worker's Accident Happened 06/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim, since the opinions of the defense experts challenging the worker’s account of his accident were enough to create a triable issue of fact. ...Read More

OIEC Issues Mandatory Notices on Ombudsman, 1st Responder Program 06/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 245 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel posted online two posters that must be posted in workplaces: an Ombudsman Program notice that all employers are required to display, and a notice about the state’s new first responder advocacy program. ...Read More

Opioid-Only Formulary Goes to House Ways and Means 06/22/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
A plan to limit opioid prescriptions for injured workers has passed a conference committee and now is in the hands of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee. ...Read More

Out-of-State Worker's Bad-Faith Claim Belongs in Out-of-State Forum, Court Says 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge should have dismissed an injured worker’s bad-faith claim against an insurance carrier, an underwriting firm and a claims adjuster, since Arizona provided a more appropriate forum for the claim to be heard. ...Read More

Omission of Party in Petition Caption Isn't Jurisdictional Error 06/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A divided Nevada Supreme Court ruled that a failure to name a party of record in the caption of a petition for judicial review is not jurisdictionally fatal so long as the party is named in the body of the petition and is properly served. ...Read More
O'Banion Named Acting WC Court Administrator 06/05/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Lorra O'Banion, the general counsel for Nebraska's Workers' Compensation Court for the past several months, has been named acting administrator of the court, effective this week. O'Banion will pull double duty and remain as counsel until a permanent replacement administrat...Read More

Owner of Janitorial Firm Charged With Premium Fraud 06/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged the owner of a Southern California janitorial company with seven counts of workers’ compensation premium fraud. ...Read More
One Call Offers Services to Government Sector 06/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
One Call Care Management, a provider of medical management services to the workers’ compensation industry, has launched a new service geared toward the government sector. One Call Government Solutions will focus on the unique needs of state and federal governments, including governm...Read More
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