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Workers' Compensation News


Commission's Conference Will Be Virtual, Sept. 14-16 03/01/2021
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission will hold its education conference online Sept. 14-16, the commission announced Friday. ...Read More

Lawmakers Extend Cancer, Respiratory Presumption to EMTs — if Locals Agree 03/01/2021
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 69 min read
The Virginia General Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that would extend a respiratory, heart disease and cancer presumption to emergency medical service workers, starting in July. ...Read More

Despite Off-the-Job Infections, Employers Still Burdened by COVID-19, Experts Say 02/26/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 596 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
California employers are saddled with COVID-19 claims and struggling to keep up with changing pandemic guidelines, despite evidence that many workers are catching the virus while they’re off the clock, a panel of workers’ compensation experts said. ...Read More

Contractor Can't Get Fee Award for Successful Defense to Coverage Claim 02/26/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 438 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 151 min read
A California appellate court upheld a finding that a contractor had workers’ compensation insurance but was not entitled to attorney fees for defending against claims that he lacked coverage. ...Read More

CHSWC Meeting Includes Discussion on Cancer Study 02/26/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Members of the Commission on Health, Safety and Workers’ Compensation will discuss a draft report of a study on cancer and fire mechanics at the commission’s Thursday meeting, according to an ...Read More

Ethics Committee Reports Two Violations From 2019 02/26/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 847 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee identified two violations among the 26 complaints of misconduct filed against administrative judges that were resolved in 2019, according to a report that the California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted Thursday. ...Read More

DWC Long Beach Office Moves to New Location 02/26/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Thursday announced that it moved its Long Beach office. ...Read More

Loss Data Still Needed When Carrier Goes Bust, Bill Says 02/26/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 376 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 51 min read
The legacy of Patriot National, parent company of one of the largest Florida workers' compensation carriers to become insolvent as its CEO was accused of spending millions on a yacht and other non-business items, continues with state officials hoping a bill in the Legislature will help avoid ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Reduction in Injured Nurse's Benefits 02/26/2021
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Supreme Court of New Hampshire ruled that a nurse’s benefits were properly reduced because she was capable of returning to work in a sedentary capacity. ...Read More

OSHA: Restaurant Cited for Exposing Workers to COVID-19 After Inspectors Are Threatened 02/26/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
Oregon’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health has fined a Florence restaurant more than $17,000 after its owners ignored workplace safety rules and exposed workers to COVID-19, the agency said in a news...Read More
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