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Workers' Compensation News


 

WCD Updates Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Fee Schedules 07/20/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Division has published Addendum 3 to its 2018 fee schedule, containing updates to the hospital and ambulatory surgery center fee schedules. ...Read More
 
 

Worker in Need of Surgery Can't Reopen Claim for Prior Knee Injury 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was not entitled to reopen her workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury, since she failed to prove that her need for surgery was related to her prior accident. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's 44-Year Old Comp Claim Can't Be Saved by Legislation Passed After Alleged Injury 07/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s 44-year old claim for a wrist injury was time-barred and that it could not be saved by later-enacted legislation. ...Read More
 
 

Window-Cleaning, Security Companies Indicted in Premium Fraud Cases 07/18/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has announced indictments in two workers’ comp premium fraud cases. In the first case, a Travis County grand jury...Read More
 
 

WCB Launching Electronic System for Settlement Documents 07/17/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 75 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
A new procedure for submitting settlement documents to the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board will take effect on Aug. 1 and will become mandatory on Sept. 1. ...Read More
 
 

Work Comp Rates Fall Again in Second Quarter, MarketScout Reports 07/16/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Rates for most lines of U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance increased in the second quarter, with the exception of workers’ compensation rates, which fell 3%, according to the latest Market Barometer report from MarketScout. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Can't Sue Employer for Trying to Make Him Pose as Contractor 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
A divided Michigan Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker has no civil remedy against his direct employer for allegedly pressing him to pose as an independent contractor. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Claims He Was Fired for Filing Comp Claim 07/13/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A St. Louis man who worked for a manufacturer of seating products has accused his former employer of firing him just days after he filed a workers’ comp claim. ...Read More
 
 
WCIRB: 2019 X-Mod Estimator Online 07/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau launched its 2019 experience modification estimator for carriers, agents and brokers. Entering a policyholder’s payroll, classification and claims information allows users to estimate experience modification fact...Read More
 
 

Worker Misfiled Challenge to BWC Debit Program Fees 07/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided Ohio Supreme Court this week ruled that a trial judge should have thrown out an injured worker’s challenge to the state’s debit card program for payment of benefits because he picked the wrong court in which to pursue his claim. ...Read More
 
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