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Workers' Compensation News


Court Overturns Summary Judgment Denying Exclusivity Defense 04/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 967 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that an employer should not have been denied the ability to assert an exclusive remedy defense to a worker’s personal injury claim, as a matter of law. ...Read More

BWC Opens Enrollment Period for MCO Selection 04/27/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 782 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The open enrollment period in which Ohio employers may select a workers’ comp managed care organization opens Monday and will run through 5:30 p.m. May 25. ...Read More

New Fee Schedule Would Raise Conversion Factors Slightly 04/27/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 805 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 24 min read
South Dakota's Division of Labor and Management will hold a public hearing May 14 on a proposed revision to the workers' compensation fee schedule, the division announced. ...Read More

Broker Accused of Pocketing Commercial Policy Premiums 04/27/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1888 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 95 min read
An insurance broker has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly failing to submit to insurance companies $93,444 in payments for commercial policies between 2014 and 2016. ...Read More

Court Says It Lacks Authority to Review Temporary Awards of Benefits 04/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 927 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to review an employer’s challenge to a worker’s award of temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

Worker Can't Pursue Tort Claim Against Alter Ego of Employer 04/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 963 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with her negligence suit against a property owner for her injuries from a fall, since the property owner was an alter ego of her employer. ...Read More

Old Republic Reports Decreased Comp Claim Costs in Q1 04/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1009 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 76 min read
Old Republic International Corp. on Thursday reported net income for the first quarter at $4 million, a 96% drop from a net income of $113 million in the same quarter of 2017. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Task-Loss Analysis for Worker Who Didn't Abide by 'Permanent' Restrictions 04/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 899 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that an assessment of a worker’s lost ability to perform work tasks cannot include “theoretical work tasks” precluded by medical restrictions for a prior injury if the worker never followed the limitations. ...Read More

Senator Considering Whether to Propose Allowing All Carriers to Pay Benefits by Debit Card 04/26/2018
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1927 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
California will take baby steps toward the use of debit cards to pay workers' compensation benefits, but might expand their use later once it is shown that injured workers' won't be stuck with exorbitant fees, the chairman of the senate's labor committee said. ...Read More

PEO Registration Bill Heads to Governor's Desk 04/26/2018
By: Carrie Miller (correspondent)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 1259 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 54 min read
Missouri is poised to become the 41st state to establish a licensing requirement for professional employer organizations, assuming Gov. Eric Greitens — who has been under felony indictment since March — signs the legislation. ...Read More
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