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Workers' Compensation News


DWC Adopts Rules to End Remarriage Penalty for Spouses of First Responders 09/03/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has made it official: Spouses of more peace officers killed on the job will be able to retain death benefits if they remarry. ...Read More

EEOC Says Company Discriminated Against Woman Over Her Comp Claim 09/03/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 610 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges that a nonprofit behavioral health center discriminated against a Florida woman because of her workers' compensation claim. ...Read More

Law Officers Holding 'Action Week,' Walk to Spur COVID Presumption Order 09/03/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas is holding an "action week," designed to prompt lawmakers or the governor to adopt a COVID-19 presumption for first responders. ...Read More

Legislature Passes One COVID Presumption Bill Before Ending Session 09/02/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3049 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 146 min read
The California Legislature passed a bill that would create a rebuttable COVID-19 presumption for first responders, health care workers and other essential employees through 2022 before the regular session ended Monday at midnight. ...Read More

WCIRB: Written Premium Down 5% in Q1 09/02/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 316 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 149 min read
California written premium for the first quarter of 2020 is about 5% below that for the first three months of 2019, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau reported Tuesday. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends 5.7% Rate Cut for 2021; COVID Costs Not Considered 09/02/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
If stakeholders were hoping the National Council on Compensation Insurance was going to shed new light on the projected cost of COVID-19 claims in Florida, they may be disappointed. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Preclusive Effect of Doctors' Opinions 09/02/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 82 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that a recommendation by a division-sponsored independent medical examiner to convert a worker’s schedule impairment to a whole person impairment did not have preclusive effect under the Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Church Mutual Names Chief Claims Officer 09/02/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 455 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 304 min read
Church Mutual Insurance Co. on Tuesday announced that Becky Hudzik-Presson was named chief claims officer. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Benefits, Additional Treatment for Worker's Back Injury 09/02/2020
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 118 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 10 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of wage-loss benefits and additional medical treatment to a worker for a back injury despite a conflict in the medical opinions as to the cause of his ongoing issues. ...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Business Believed to Be Front to Avoid Comp 09/02/2020
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Utah man pleaded guilty to one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting businesses that federal prosecutors say likely existed to avoid employment taxes and workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More
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