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Workers' Compensation News


Prop. 22 Supporters Appeal Judge's Ruling That Declared Law Unconstitutional 09/24/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Proponents of a law that exempts app-based driving companies from California’s worker classification statutes have appealed a judge’s ruling that found the law unconstitutional, according to a ...Read More

DWC Withdraws Newsline Announcing 2022 TD Rates 09/24/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday withdrew a previous statement announcing no change in minimum and maximum temporary total disability rates for 2022. ...Read More

Worker Fails to Assert Viable Tort Claims 09/24/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s negligence and premises liability claims for injuries that happened while flushing an oil well pipeline. ...Read More
Court Denies Relief to Worker Who Missed Deadline to Challenge Decision 09/24/2021
State: OH | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The act of hiring an attorney was sufficient evidence to find that the health of an injured worker did not preclude him from comprehending the importance of pending matters, an Ohio appellate court said in holding that a man who missed the deadline to challenge a determination of the extent of hi...Read More

Injured Worker Can't Expand Claim to Add Psychiatric Conditions 09/24/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the denial of a worker’s request to expand his claim to include his diagnoses for various mental health conditions, given evidence of his symptom fabrication and magnification. ...Read More

Minneapolis Panel OKs More Comp Settlements for First Responders Who Quit After Floyd Death 09/24/2021
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Minneapolis city committee has approved workers’ compensation settlements for first responders who quit their jobs after reporting mental health issues stemming from civil unrest in the wake of the George Floyd murder last year, according to news station ...Read More

State WCC Adds New Commissioner 09/24/2021
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission announced that Scott Biggs has been named its newest commissioner, the agency said in a news release. ...Read More

Interpreter Service Owner Pleads Guilty to Submitting Phony Bills 09/24/2021
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of two interpreting businesses accused of billing for appointments that never occurred has pleaded guilty, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries said. ...Read More

Medical Marijuana Treatments for Injured Workers Likely to Grow, Safety Experts Say 09/23/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
Cannabis treatment for work-related ailments may replace unsuccessful traditional approaches and increase as a growing number of workers ask courts and public agencies to reimburse for medical marijuana use, according to a recently published ...Read More

Nurse Case Manager Gets Benefits for Back Condition Linked to Accident 09/23/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a nurse case manager was entitled to benefits for a back condition linked to a car accident. ...Read More
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