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Workers' Compensation News


Employer Can't Advance Billing Dispute Claim at OWC 06/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 1254 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could not bring an administrative action disputing its obligation to pay a hospital’s bill for treating an injured employee. ...Read More

PIANY Applauds Passage of 30-Day Notice Bill 06/23/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1286 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An association of New York insurance agents applauded the passage of a bill requiring workers' compensation insurers to notify policyholders at least 30 days before their renewal date if their premiums are slated to go up more than 10%. ...Read More

High Court: Tennessee Can Oversee Claim, Despite Arkansas-Based Employer 06/23/2017
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 1249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Supreme Court of Tennessee's workers' compensation panel found that Tennessee courts had jurisdiction over two Tennessee truckers' workers' compensation claims because evidence existed of a "substantial connection between Tennessee and the employer-employee relationship.&...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Appeal of Dismissal of Outrage Claim Against Employer 06/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 1370 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that an injured worker could not appeal the dismissal of her claim for the tort of outrage until her remaining claims against her employer for comp benefits and retaliatory discharge could be decided. ...Read More

FDA Meeting to Focus on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids 06/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1134 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will host a public workshop on July 10-11 to discuss methods for evaluating the impacts of abuse-deterrent opioids. ...Read More

Uninsured Employer Fund to Start Paying Claims in 2020 06/23/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 1334 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An uninsured employer fund created by Colorado lawmakers will be established July 1 but won’t start paying claims until the start of 2020, the Division of Workers’ Compensation said in a ...Read More

DWC Proposes Revisions to Utilization Standards, Fee Schedule 06/23/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 1646 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing to increase five conversion factors and reduce two others as part of an annual medical utilization standards and fee schedule update. ...Read More

High Court Reinstates Suspended Attorney, Finding Moral Change Occurred 06/23/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 1232 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney who worked as a legal assistant for three years without issue after his suspension. ...Read More
State Announces FY18 Updates to Maximum, Minimum Benefit 06/23/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 980 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Vermont's maximum weekly compensation rate for injuries sustained after June 30, 1986, will rise 1.75% at the end of the month, the Vermont Department of Labor announced. The rate will increase from $1,259 to $1,281 for fiscal year 2018. For injuries sustained before June 30, ...Read More
Mental Illness the Subject of IAIABC Podcast 06/23/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions has released a podcast titled, “Invisible Illness: Mental Health and Workers' Compensation.” In the podcast, which is free and available to the public, IAIABC Executive Director Jennifer Wolf Horej...Read More
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