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Workers' Compensation News


Bill to Create PDMP in Last Holdout State Moves Through Senate; No Vote Yet 04/14/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 945 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A measure to make Missouri the last U.S. state to adopt a prescription drug monitoring program is moving swiftly through the Senate after the bill's biggest foe said he would not filibuster it this time. ...Read More

Legislature Passes Bill to Prohibit Benefits Awarded From False Statements 04/14/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 1180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana lawmakers sent to Gov. Steve Bullock a bill that would prohibit workers who fail to disclose a medical condition relevant to the essential functions of a new job from receiving workers’ compensation benefits in certain situations. ...Read More

State Fund to Host Medical Conference June 2 04/14/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 787 | 0 | Popular with Other
Montana State Fund will host its 17th Annual Medical Conference June 2 at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena. Topics of discussion will...Read More

Trucker Pleads Guilty to Collecting $15K in Benefits While Working 04/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 954 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A New York truck driver has pleaded guilty to collecting more than $15,000 in workers' compensation benefits while holding down another job, New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott's office ...Read More

Supreme Court Rescinds Grant of Review for Widow's FELA Claim 04/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 840 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 82 min read
The Florida Supreme Court has rescinded its grant of review to a widow’s Federal Employers Liability Act claim for her husband’s fatal heart attack. ...Read More

House Passes Bill to Appropriate $2.4 Million to Cover State Comp Costs 04/14/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 744 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii House of Representatives passed a bill that would appropriate an additional $2.4 million for the Department of Human Resources Development to cover workers’ compensation costs for the current fiscal year. ...Read More

Bayless Sworn In as WCJ 04/14/2017
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration Director Darin A. Childers swore in Rachel A. Bayless as the agency’s newest workers’ compensation judge. ...Read More

Court Upholds Awards for Fatal Oil Rig Accident 04/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 1140 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld awards to the daughter of an oil field worker who was killed on a rig in Louisiana. Case:...Read More
Insurance Commissioner Mattax Succumbs to Cancer at Age 60 04/14/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 2223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax died Thursday morning following a battle with cancer, the governor’s office announced. Mattax was 60. ...Read More
David Govrin Named EVP of Underwriting for Third Point Reinsurance 04/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 840 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. has appointed David Govrin to the position of executive vice president of underwriting for its subsidiary, Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. Govrin has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. For the past seven years, he ser...Read More
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