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Workers' Compensation News


Shortage of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers a Growing Concern 03/30/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 975 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Concern about a shortage of clinicians to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence is creeping into workers’ comp, as payers are becoming more willing to cover the therapy for injured workers. ...Read More

High Court Agrees to Decide Whether Unemployed Volunteers Can Get Wage Benefits 03/30/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 823 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
The New Jersey Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether wage-replacement benefits should go to someone who had no wages. A ruling for the p...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Claims of Retaliation, Intentional Injury 03/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 812 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker failed to prove his claims that he had been injured by the intentional conduct of his employers, or that his employers had retaliated against him for pursuing workers’ compensation for his injuries. ...Read More

9th Circuit Awards Seaman Maintenance for Head Injury, Revives Claims Against Vessel 03/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 682 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a seaman was entitled to an award of maintenance following a severe head injury, and that he should have been allowed to proceed with his admiralty claims against the vessel he had been working aboard when he was hurt. ...Read More

State Adds Five More Conditions for Medical Marijuana 03/30/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 819 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 43 min read
New Jersey has added five new categories of health conditions that will be eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions under the state's worke...Read More

Court Upholds Finding of Compensability for Worker's Knee Injury 03/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 759 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that a worker had suffered a compensable knee injury, as the evidence supported a conclusion that the injury resulted from his work as opposed to a pre-existing condition. ...Read More

Pilot Concerned About Inadequate Rest Breaks Must Be Reinstated, OSHA Says 03/30/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 857 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered an air ambulance company to reinstate a pilot who lost his job after complaining about what he believed were violations of Federal Aviation Administration regulations. ...Read More

OSHA Fines Communications Contractor $13K After 3 Workers' Deaths 03/30/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 809 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
A communications contractor has been cited for federal safety violations after three workers were killed while trying to install a new antenna on a communications tower in Miami Gardens, Florida. ...Read More

WCD Reminds Attorneys to Start Reporting Hours in April 03/30/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 668 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
Claimants’ attorneys in Oregon should start reporting the number of hours spent on a case when that is a factor in determining how much they should be paid, starting April 1, according to the Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More
Senate Bill Would Cap WC Attorney Fees, Make Other Changes 03/30/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 765 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Legislation designed to correct statutes that were struck down by court rulings three years ago has passed a key Senate committee and may go to a floor vote next week. ...Read More
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