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Workers' Compensation News


Construction Supply Company Can't Challenge Exoneration of Contractor for Fatal Accident 01/27/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a construction supply company could not challenge the exoneration of a general contractor for a worker’s fatal accident. ...Read More

Division Moves SIBTF Office 01/27/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced a new address for the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund in Sacramento. The new ...Read More

Employment Changes Brought on by COVID-19 Could Outlast Pandemic, Recession 01/27/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The COVID-19 pandemic changed how businesses operated in 2020, and many of those changes will likely stick around after the virus is gone, experts from the National Council on Compensation Insurance said Tuesday during a webinar outlining highlights from a ...Read More

No Reopening of TTD Claim for Mechanic Following Unsuccessful Return to Work 01/27/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that an injured mechanic was not entitled to reopen his claim for temporary total disability benefits after an unsuccessful attempt to return to work. ...Read More

Webinar to Explore Collision of COVID, Opioid Epidemic 01/27/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
A free webinar on Feb. 10 will explore the interplay between the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic. Risico and the Institutes of Health are presen...Read More

Court Tosses Injured Worker's Gross Negligence Claim Against Colleagues 01/27/2021
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a worker’s gross negligence suit against his colleagues, finding none of the defendants had knowledge that his injuries were probable under the circumstances of his accident. ...Read More

Bills Would Create Presumption of Compensability for COVID-19 01/27/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
Bills introduced in the Oregon Legislature would create a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for specified essential workers and people working at places where 10% of the workforce tested positive for the disease. ...Read More

DWC Proposes Rules to Mandate Electronic Filing, Change Audit Penalty Structure 01/27/2021
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 102 min read
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is holding hearings in March on proposals that would adjust claims handling penalties, create a new policy compliance audit and require electronic submission of documents. ...Read More

Cheaper Generic Pain Drug Could Provide Same Effect at Lower Dose, PBM Says 01/27/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
New generic versions of a pain management drug commonly used in workers’ comp could provide the same benefit with smaller doses and lower prices, according to pharmacy benefit manager myMatrixx. ...Read More

Carriers Must Request Second-Injury Fund Reimbursements Electronically 01/27/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Starting Feb. 11, insurers must submit all requests for Subsequent Injury Fund reimbursements electronically, using updated forms, the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation announced Monday....Read More
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