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Workers' Compensation News


Pinnacol Launches Digital Platform for Small-Biz Policies 09/29/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, is launching a new digital platform to make it easier for small businesses to buy workers’ comp policies without using an agent. ...Read More

Passage of AWCA Abolished 'Dual Capacity' Doctrine for Employer Tort Liability 09/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 461 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that the “dual capacity” doctrine is no longer a viable means through which a worker may be able to seek a civil remedy for an employer’s allegedly tortious conduct. ...Read More

Providers Say DWC Used Underground Regs to Deny QME Recertification 09/28/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2391 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three medical providers claim the Division of Workers’ Compensation relied on underground regulations to deny applications for recertification as qualified medical evaluators earlier this year. ...Read More

Psychologist Was Prison Employee, Not Independent Contractor 09/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that psychiatrist who had worked at a state prison was not an independent contractor, but a public employee eligible to participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. ...Read More

Paradigm Outcomes to Acquire Surgical Management Company 09/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of medical management for catastrophically injured workers, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ForeSight Medical, a surgical device cost-containment company. ...Read More

Phil Bean Joins Alliant's Boston Office 09/27/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alliant Insurance Services has hired Phil Bean as senior vice president in the Boston office of its Alliant Americas division. ...Read More

Post & Schell Adds Associate Lauren Cheever 09/26/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation defense attorney Lauren Cheever has joined Post & Schell as an associate in the firm's Allentown, Pennsylvania, office. ...Read More

Physician Accused of Negligence Cannot Treat Injured Workers 09/25/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York City physician has volunteered to surrender his authorization to treat injured workers after regulators alleged multiple cases of negligence. ...Read More

Police Department Hits Bureaucratic Snags in Attempt to Renew Self-Insurance Plan 09/22/2017
State: KS | Segment: SOUTH | 436 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Kansas' Riley County Police Department has hit a snag in its attempt to renew its self-funded workers' compensation insurance plan, The Mercury reports. ...Read More

Prime Occ Med Plans Expansion Into Texas 09/22/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 417 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Baton Rouge-based Prime Occupational Medicine is planning to expand into New Orleans and Texas, steps that could double the Louisiana company’s size. ...Read More
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