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Workers' Compensation News


Split Court Upholds Dismissal of Tort Suit Over Worker's Alleged Asbestos Exposure 02/17/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a family could not proceed with tort claims against a former employer and a refinery owner for a worker’s alleged asbestos exposure. ...Read More

Bill Would Create COVID-19 Presumption, Disallow Use of Pandemic Claims for Ratemaking 02/17/2021
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A bill introduced in the New Mexico Legislature would create a rebuttable COVID-19 presumption for essential workers and bar the use of pandemic-related claims in ratemaking. ...Read More

Worker Shouldn't Have Been Limited to Schedule Award 02/17/2021
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a trial judge erred in limiting a worker to a schedule loss of use award for a biceps tendon injury when the undisputed medical evidence indicated that the impairment affected more than just the injured arm. ...Read More

Applied Underwriters Announces Acquisition of Oklahoma Property and Casualty Insurance 02/17/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
Risk services firm Applied Underwriters announced Tuesday that North American Casualty Co. has acquired Oklahoma Property and Casualty Insurance Co., according to a news release. ...Read More

Employers Holdings Names Christopher Laws EVP 02/17/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 146 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 47 min read
Employers Holdings Inc. named Christopher Laws executive vice president and announced he will succeed Katherine Antonello as chief actuary when she transitions to president and chief executive officer of the carrier on April 1. ...Read More

House Tries Again With PTSD Bill 02/17/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 116 min read
A Democratic state representative is trying again with a bill that would make mental stress a compensable condition. ...Read More

ICT Sets In-Person and Virtual Comp Conference in September 02/17/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 109 min read
The Insurance Council of Texas will return to an in-person gathering for its 2021 workers' compensation conference. The council, a tr...Read More

IMEs Aren't Really Independent, Commissioner Says 02/17/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 353 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
Insurers should stop using the term “independent medical examinations” when the physician is actually hired by the carrier or employer, the West Virginia insurance commissioner said in a bulletin. ...Read More

Dairy Worker Can't Pursue Civil Suit for Injuries From House Fire 02/16/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
A California appellate court ruled that the exclusive remedy provision of the workers’ compensation law barred a dairy worker’s claim for damages for injuries he sustained when his employer-provided home caught fire. ...Read More

COVID Claim Count Drops in January 02/16/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 652 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The number of COVID-19 claims filed in January fell from a record high set in December, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported. ...Read More
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