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Workers' Compensation News


Public Hearing Set on New Designated Doctor Rules 06/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a public hearing Monday on new rules that will affect who can serve as designated doctors in injury disputes, and how they get paid. ...Read More

Pie Insurance Starts Online Sales of Comp Policies 06/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Pie Insurance has begun online sales of workers’ compensation insurance policies directly to small businesses in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas. ...Read More

Prosecutors Take Different Tacks Toward Restitution in Comp Fraud Cases 06/01/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1730 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
While federal prosecutors in Los Angeles are asking for only about $12 million in restitution out of $500 million billed by a hospital owner who was convicted of paying kickbacks, federal prosecutors in San Diego are throwing the book at a doctor who paid kickbacks. ...Read More

Parties Must Submit Email Addresses Before Notices Start July 2 06/01/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Beginning July 2, all parties in workers' compensation claims cases will receive notice through electronic means, so the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission needs updated email addresses, the commission announced this week. ...Read More

Public Employer Can't Subrogate Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery 05/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Tuesday ruled that a public employer cannot recover the Heart and Lung Act benefits it has paid to an worker from his third-party recovery. ...Read More

Publix Donates to Self-Insured Compensation PAC 05/30/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Publix Supermarkets, under fire for supporting pro-gun candidates in Florida, the site of a recent mass shooting, also has donated to causes and candidates in nearby Alabama, including a political action committee that advocates on self-insured workers' compensation issues. ...Read More

Privette Doctrine Barred Tort Claims Against Homeowner for Worker's Fatal Fall 05/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 940 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A California appellate court on Monday ruled that the family of a worker who fell to his death during a home construction project could not proceed with claims against the homeowner, as a matter of law. ...Read More

PAID Act to Streamline Settlement Introduced in Congress 05/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Legislation intended to make it easier to identify secondary payers who might be owed money during the workers’ comp settlement process was introduced in Congress on Friday. ...Read More

Patriot National Founder Mariano Ordered to Pay $1.67M to Lenders 05/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Patriot National founder Steven Mariano must pay creditors $1.67 million for personal loans he defaulted on in 2016, a Broward County Circuit Court judge has ordered. ...Read More

Political Feud Sinks Collateral Bill for Large-Deductible Policies 05/22/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A bitter personal dispute that spilled over into the halls of the Louisiana Legislature may have torpedoed a bill that aimed to ensure that guaranty associations have access to the collateral posted by employers that purchased large-deductible workers’ compensation polic...Read More
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