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Workers' Compensation News

 

Carrier Must Defend Owner, Construction Manager From Worker's Suit 09/02/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that a subcontractor’s insurance carrier had a duty to defend a property owner and construction manager from an employee’s claims of negligence. ...Read More
 
 

DCBS Schedules Sept. 17 Hearing on Assessments 09/02/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 101 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services will hold a virtual hearing Sept. 17 on a yet-to-be-proposed workers’ compensation premium assessment rate for 2021. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Starts Smartphone Contract Tracing at Hearings 09/02/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Starting this week, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is utilizing modern technology to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing for participants at hearings. ...Read More
 
 

Average Cost-to-Charge Ratio for Hospitals Drops Slightly 09/02/2020
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency has posted new cost-to-charge ratios for 160 hospitals across the state. The ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Claim Alleging 'Power Press Exception' to Exclusive Remedy 09/01/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1407 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
An employer’s failure to install any point-of-operation guards created a triable issue about whether a manufacturer’s vague recommendation to use some type of protection is sufficient to trigger an exclusive remedy exception for a woman whose hand was severely injured in a machine, a ...Read More
 
 

SCIF Declares $75M Midyear Dividend 09/01/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 347 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund on Monday announced a midyear dividend that will return $75 million to California employers with policies that took effect between Jan. 1 and Aug. 26. ...Read More
 
 

Pharma Costs Have Fallen, but Specialty Treatments Could Send Prices Back Up 09/01/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 508 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Lower claims costs over the past several years have pushed workers' compensation pharmacy costs down, but emerging and expensive specialty treatments could reverse the trend if stakeholders aren't discerning in weeding them out, a national pharmacy expert said. ...Read More
 
 

Research Shows Hospital Outpatient Centers Don't Charge the Max Allowed 09/01/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A $100 increase in a fee schedule's reimbursement doesn't always mean a $100 increase in the price of the medical service. At hos...Read More
 
 

Split Panel Finds No FELA Liability for Engineer's Injuries 09/01/2020
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A divided federal appellate court panel ruled that a railroad was not liable for a train engineer’s injuries from a derailment caused by a misaligned track switch. ...Read More
 
 

SAIF Board, Audit Committee Meeting Wednesday 09/01/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The board of directors and the Audit Committee for SAIF Corp. are meeting Wednesday in Salem. ...Read More
 
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