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Workers' Compensation News


Proposed Interpreter Rules Set Max Full-Day Fee at $448 for Single Hearing 04/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1886 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
An interpreter fee schedule proposed by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Monday would establish a uniform fee structure based on the federal court system, with higher rates for certified interpreters as opposed to those who are provisionally certified. ...Read More
Eight Providers Suspended for Fraud or Loss of License 04/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2048 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
Eight medical providers were suspended from the California workers’ comp system — five for fraud and three because they lost their medical licenses, the Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Monday. The new suspension orders, signed by Administrative Director ...Read More
Bill Would Double Prison Guards' Disability Benefits 04/03/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 838 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
State correctional officers would soon be classified as public safety employees, which would essentially double their permanent partial disability benefits, under legislation that passed the Maryland Senate late last week. ...Read More

Jury Rejects Library Assistant's Retaliation Claim 04/03/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 1050 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A federal jury found no merit in claims made by a former library assistant that the city of Lowell retaliated against her for filing a workers’ compensation claim, according to ...Read More

Dental Hygienist Sentenced After Receiving Benefits While Working 04/03/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 724 | 0 | Popular with Other | 384 min read
A dental hygienist in Lynnwood has been sentenced to community service after admitting she lied when she claimed she wasn’t working while receiving workers’ comp benefits. ...Read More

Statute Doesn't End TTD Entitlement for Workers With 2nd Compensable Injury 04/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 884 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker was not barred from receiving a second round of temporary total disability benefits after he underwent knee surgery that was necessitated by a prior compensable injury. ...Read More

Precariously Stacked Boxes Endangered Dollar Tree Workers, L&I Says 04/03/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 624 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has cited Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for alleged workplace safety violations including blocked emergency exits and boxes stacked dangerously high. ...Read More

Landscaping Business Pleads Guilty to Premium Fraud 04/03/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 828 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
A Texas landscaping business has pleaded guilty to misrepresenting its payroll so that it could reduce the cost of workers’ compensation premiums, the Division of Workers’ Compensation announced. ...Read More
Commission to Review Exclusions to Medical Fees April 10 04/03/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 951 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission will meet April 10 to review exclusions to the medical fee schedules it unveiled earlier this year. The commission was directed by law in 2016 to come up with new fees setting the maximum liability of employers for medical services. A...Read More

Supreme Court Justice Dissents to Decision Overturning Worker's Award 04/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 731 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Jean Davis last week filed a dissent from the court’s prior opinion overturning a worker’s $1.1 million recovery from his employer on a deliberate intention claim. ...Read More
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