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Workers' Compensation News


Senate Rules Committee Reappoints CHSWC Commissioner Mitch Steiger 02/16/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The California Senate Rules Committee reappointed Mitch Steiger to represent labor on the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation for a term that runs through Dec. 31, 2024. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Corrections Officer With History of Neck, Back Issues 02/16/2021
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a denial of benefits to a former corrections officer with a history of neck and back issues predating a compensable lumbar injury. ...Read More

Committee Votes to Extend Second-Injury Fund Assessment to 2024 02/16/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Missouri's Second-Injury Fund has moved a step closer to getting funded for another three years after a House committee approved HB 384. ...Read More

Lawmakers Approve Bill Giving State Another Year to Track Construction Fatalities 02/16/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
A better way of tracking construction-site fatalities may be badly needed, but it could be at least another year before such a system is set up by the New York State Department of Labor. ...Read More

Building Inspector Charged With Accepting Bribe 02/16/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Federal authorities have charged a New York City building inspector with soliciting and accepting a bribe in return for rescinding a stop-work order for safety violations at a construction site. ...Read More

WCIRB: Drug Formulary Has Helped Reduce Prescription Costs, UR Requests 02/12/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 559 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
Prescription drug costs and utilization review requests declined sharply at first, then steadily in the two years after the California Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted its Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule drug formulary, according to a ...Read More

Bus Driver Charged After Video Allegedly Contradicts Description of Injury 02/12/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1275 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 134 min read
A bus driver for the Sacramento Regional Transit District was charged with two felony fraud counts after video footage allegedly contradicted her claims that a man repeatedly punched her with a closed fist, according to Intercare Holdings Insurance Services. ...Read More

DWC Posts OMFS Changes for Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Services 02/12/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 505 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Services section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to the latest changes in the Medicare payment system, the division announced in a ...Read More

Comp Claim Gets Notice After Nurse Dies of COVID-19 02/12/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Attorneys for the family of a nurse who died of COVID-19 have taken her case to the news media, charging that an insurer is fighting the workers' compensation claim despite reports of multiple outbreaks at the nursing home where the woman worked. ...Read More

MSF Hosts Virtual Safety Workshops in March 02/12/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The Montana State Fund is holding free virtual safety workshops in March addressing emergency preparedness and ergonomics. Three sessions, title...Read More
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