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Workers' Compensation News

 

En Banc Board Stands By Analysis for Determining 'Catastrophic Injury' 07/16/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board will not revisit its prior en banc ruling that a determination of whether a worker suffered a catastrophic injury involves a fact-driven inquiry focused on the nature of the accident. ...Read More
 
 

DIR Details Response to Nepotism Investigation 07/16/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The California Department of Industrial Relations has reversed the promotion of an employee who allegedly benefited from a special hiring arrangement under former Director Christine Baker, the Sacramento Bee ...Read More
 
 

BrickStreet and Motorists Unite as Encova Mutual 07/16/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
Two years after workers’ comp insurer BrickStreet Mutual announced an affiliation with Motorists Insurance Group, the combined companies have rebranded as Encova Mutual Insurance Group. ...Read More
 
 

Pain Doc Blames WC Laws for Contributing to Opioid Crisis 07/16/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A pain management physician in Oklahoma has placed the blame for the opioid crisis at least partly at the feet of the state's workers' compensation laws and insurers, which he said leave doctors with few options other than pain medications. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Forfeited Ability to Get Additional Benefits 07/16/2019
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 45 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The District of Columbia’s highest court ruled that a worker forfeited his entitlement to additional medical benefits by settling a personal injury case with a third party, without his employer’s consent. ...Read More
 
 

One Call Reports Q2 Financial Results 07/16/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
One Call, a workers’ compensation care management company, reported on Monday that its second quarter revenue was down compared to the same quarter last year, but earnings for the quarter were up slightly. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Violated Due Process by Deciding Case Without Referee's Recommendation 07/16/2019
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 40 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A unanimous Idaho Supreme Court ruled that a worker was entitled to a new hearing before the Industrial Commission because due process had been violated. ...Read More
 
 

Senate Urged to Quickly Pass 9/11 Victim Compensation Bill 07/16/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 63 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 7 min read
Pressure is now on the U.S. Senate to quickly pass a bill that would replenish a 9/11 victim compensation fund, after the House of Representatives voted 402-12 on Friday to pass the measure. ...Read More
 
 

Activists Drop Lawsuit vs. Burke Over Chicago WC Program 07/16/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 66 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The case never produced a decision, and defendants and legal scholars questioned whether it had any standing in the federal court system. ...Read More
 
 

EDI 3.1 Reporting Begins Today; E-Filing for All Forms Starts Next Week 07/16/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 38 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Starting today, Iowa stakeholders must use electronic data interchange (EDI) claims release standard 3.1, and must report the information through the Department of Workforce Development's website, the agency ...Read More
 
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