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Workers' Compensation News


WCRI to Hold Opioid Prescription Trend Webinar Sept. 28 09/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers Compensation Research Institute will hold a one-hour webinar on opioid prescription trends on Sept. 28. The webinar begins at 2 p.m. East...Read More

WCIRB Files for 2% Pure Premium Rate Reduction 09/11/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What started as a recommendation for a small increase in California’s pure premium rate turned out to be a somewhat more significant decrease instead. ...Read More

WCD Increases Lodging Reimbursement by 2.2% 09/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 414 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division announced the standard lodging reimbursement rate will increase by 2.2%, effective Oct. 1. The stan...Read More

WCD Adopts Final Rules in Reaction to Brown v. SAIF Decision 09/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Permanent rules that were proposed after the Oregon Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. SAIF will take effect on Oct. 8, the Workers’ Compensation Division announced Friday. ...Read More

Widow Time-Barred From Suing Contractor for Husband's Fatal Accident 09/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s widow was time-barred from proceeding with her negligence claims against the general contractor on the construction project where her husband sustained fatal injuries from a falling beam. ...Read More

Woman Admits Stealing Dead Mother's Benefit Checks 09/08/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Niagara Falls woman has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after forging her dead mother’s name on benefit checks her mother had been receiving since the work-related death of her husband 20 years earlier. ...Read More

WCIRB Flips Proposed Rate Increase to 2% Cut 09/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s advisory pure premium rate could drop below $2 after the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Governing Committee on Wednesday voted to amend its 2018 filing to recommend a 2% cut. ...Read More

Workplace Safety a Key Factor for Job Candidates, Survey Finds 09/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As the U.S. labor market tightens, small businesses might gain an advantage in recruiting employees by spotlighting their safety records, according to results of a new survey. ...Read More

Worker's Description of Leg Giving Out Didn't Establish Idiopathic Reason for Fall 09/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to an injured worker who described his leg giving out from beneath him as he was walking up a ramp that led to the employee break room at his workplace. ...Read More

Worker's Injures Were Compensable, Although Not Presumptively So 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker wasn’t entitled to a presumption that all of her injuries were caused by an on-the-job fall, but that she carried her burden of proving her injuries were causally related to her accident. ...Read More
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