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Workers' Compensation News


Supreme Court Won't Revisit Imposition of Penalties 03/04/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
The Louisiana Supreme Court will not revisit its prior ruling that an insurance carrier’s use of conditional endorsements on settlement checks was untimely. ...Read More

Comp Provider That Rejected Officer's COVID-19 Claim Will Pay Benefits to Family 03/04/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
A workers’ compensation carrier that denied a claim filed by a Lebanon police officer who later died of COVID-19 said it will issue his family benefits after all, acco...Read More

Workers' Comp Commission Wants to Retain $28.8M Budget for 2022 Fiscal Year 03/04/2021
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 136 min read
Officials from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission have asked a state Senate committee for a $28.8 million dollar budget, identical to the previous fiscal year, according to a report from a Springfield news station. ...Read More

Opioid Use Lingers, but Telehealth Options Improve During Pandemic, Panel Says 03/03/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
A lack of in-person contact during the COVID-19 crisis may have stagnated the fight against unnecessary opioid use, but the emergence of telehealth has given providers and claims managers new ways to treat injured workers that should outlast the pandemic, a panel of workers’ comp experts sa...Read More

Widow Can Compel Disclosure of Safety Consultant's Report on Fatal Accident 03/03/2021
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 120 min read
The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a widow was entitled to compel the production of a report prepared by an independent consulting firm into the causes of her husband's fatal fall at a pharmaceutical plant. ...Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Benefits to Deputy With PTSD 03/03/2021
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 118 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously overturned a denial of benefits to a deputy sheriff with a mental injury after he was involved in a fatal shooting. ...Read More

Panel Upholds Worker's PTD Award, Orders Reimbursement Between Carriers 03/03/2021
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee's Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that the insurance carrier providing coverage for an employer at the time of a worker’s second injury was liable for reimbursing the carrier that paid benefits for her first injury and ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Define Prosthesis, Prosthetic Device 03/03/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 30 min read
The Montana state House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would define “prosthesis” and “prosthetic device” to mean an artificial substitute for a missing body part. ...Read More

House Passes COVID-19 Workers' Comp Bill 03/03/2021
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 123 min read
The Arkansas House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow workers to file comp claims for COVID-19 if they can prove they contracted the virus while at work. ...Read More

DWC Issues Guidance on Reporting COVID-19 Claims 03/03/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday published guidance for insurance carriers to submit a first report of injury electronically for COVI...Read More
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