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Workers' Compensation News


Worker Gets Award for Bilateral Leg Pain Related to Knee Injury 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for treatment of pain in both legs following a compensable injury to his left knee. ...Read More

Worker's Intoxication Didn't Foreclose Widow's Claim for Death Benefits 10/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a logger’s widow was entitled to benefits for his fatal accident even though he was intoxicated at the time of his death. ...Read More

Working Group to Resume Meeting in November 10/10/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A working group that convened to strengthen Hawaii’s workers’ compensation system will resume meeting in November to discuss ways to improve vocational rehabilitation programs available to injured workers. ...Read More

WCC Unveils New Website as Part of Digital Transformation Project 10/09/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has unveiled a new website as the first phase of its years-long effort to modernize and ultimately replace paper with an online portal for filing claims and ju...Read More
WCIRB C&R Committee Meeting Oct. 17 10/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Classification and Rating Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss, and possibly adopt, a policy data quality program during an Oct. 17 meeting in Oakland. In October 2015, the Classification and Rating Committee created the policy data qualit...Read More

Workers' Comp Funding Commission Sets Assessment Rates for 2018 10/05/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission (KWCFC) has set rates for the assessments it plans to collect from employers in 2018 to fund the state's workers' compensation program. ...Read More

Worker's Family Gets Death Benefits for Effects of Medication, Lung Infection 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld an award of death benefits to the family of a worker who died from the combined effects of his prescription medications and an undiagnosed lung infection. ...Read More

Worker Can't Demand Benefits for Combined Condition in Proceedings Challenging Claim Closure 10/05/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker who successfully challenged the denial of his combined condition claim could not purse benefits in the parallel proceedings in which he was challenging the closure of his claim. ...Read More

WCD Forming Rule-Making Advisory Committee 10/05/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is forming a rule-making advisory committee to review possible changes to temporary disability compensation regulations. ...Read More

WCS Holding Medical Training Sessions in October 10/05/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Section is holding free classes Oct. 18 to teach providers how to get paid for treating injured workers. ...Read More
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