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Workers' Compensation News


$11.25M Settlement for Construction Accident Could Be Record 08/07/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1237 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A former construction employee has been awarded what could be a record-setting workers’ compensation settlement more than two years after he fell four stories at a California work site. ...Read More

CAAA Webinars Focus on AMA Guides, Paralegal Issues 08/07/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The California Applicants' Attorneys Association is hosting a webinar Aug. 14 to discuss impairment ratings, and a webinar on Sept. 18 to discuss issues for paralegals. ...Read More

Wearable Ultrasound Promises Faster RTW; Claims Managers Not So Sure 08/07/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
A wearable ultrasound system, often used by college and professional sports teams, is slowly making its way into workers' compensation as a way to speed recovery from injuries without extensive surgery or pain medications, the manufacturer said this week. ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Claims for Injury From Fall 08/07/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a worker’s Labor Law claim for his injuries for a fall at a single-family home, since he failed to show that the homeowner directed his work or was aware of the allegedly dangerous condition. ...Read More

No Additional SLU Award for Worker With Two Injuries Affecting Arm 08/07/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to a schedule loss of use award for an elbow injury after he had already received an SLU award for an impairment to his right arm from a prior injury. ...Read More

Worker Hit by Tree Branch Gets Award for Tooth Extractions, Dental Implants 08/07/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 61 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld an award to a worker for tooth extractions and dental implants after he was hit in the face by a tree branch. ...Read More

Worker Can't Recover From Automobile Liability Carrier 08/07/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to a recovery from his automobile liability insurance carrier for his injuries from an accident with an underinsured motorist. ...Read More

Employers Can Be Served Electronically — If They Register With Comp Court System 08/07/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
Users of Florida's workers' compensation electronic filing system now have the option of choosing from a list of registered employers, which will serve a petition electronically and avoid the bother of certified mail. ...Read More

TDI Approves NCCI Filing on Excluding Furloughed Employees From Payroll 08/07/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 34 min read
Employees who have been furloughed but were paid during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown should be excluded from payroll calculations, the Texas Insurance Commissioner said this week. ...Read More

L&I Cites Fitness Centers for Violating Safe Start Order 08/07/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Operators of eight fitness centers in eastern Washington face fines totaling more than $77,000 for being open in violation of the state’s Safe Start order, the state Department of Labor and Industries announced. ...Read More
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