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Workers' Compensation News


Firefighter Can Pursue Civil Remedy for Crash Injuries 02/11/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 169 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a firefighter could pursue a civil suit for personal injuries he suffered in a collision with a sheriff’s deputy as they responded to an emergency call. ...Read More

Senator Tries Again With PTSD Bill 02/11/2021
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 174 min read
A Wisconsin state senator is trying again to enact a law that would make mental stress a compensable condition. Sen. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, in...Read More

Commissioner Approves 14.6% Loss Cost Decrease 02/11/2021
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 310 min read
Montana employers could see lower premiums after the state insurance commissioner approved a 14.6% average loss cost decrease for the voluntary market, effective July 1. ...Read More

WCIRB Reports Drops in Compounds, Opioids in Formulary Analysis 02/10/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The share of pharmaceutical payments for opioids, compound drugs and brand-name drugs when generic alternatives were available dropped sharply after the California Division of Workers’ Compensation implemented a prescription drug formulary. ...Read More

Employer's Malicious Prosecution Claim Tossed as SLAPP 02/10/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 985 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A California appellate court upheld a decision to strike an employer’s malicious prosecution claim against a former employee and his attorney for having pursued an allegedly meritless negligence action. ...Read More

WCIRB Actuarial Committee to Discuss Experience Rating Plan Values for Sept. 1 Filing 02/10/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s Actuarial Committee on Tuesday is expected to discuss proposed experience rating plan values for the bureau’s Sept. 1, 2021, regulatory filing. ...Read More

Hospital Worker Charged With Two-Dozen Counts Related to Comp Fraud 02/10/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
A nursing assistant in Bakersfield faces 24 charges related to workers’ compensation fraud after she allegedly lied to investigators about her injury, according to court records and media reports. ...Read More

Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy 02/10/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1606 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The owner of a compounding pharmacy in Los Angeles pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud and paying kickbacks, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central California announced. ...Read More

Lack of New Business, Premium Returns Could Weigh Down Carriers in 2021 02/10/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip much of the U.S., workers’ compensation insurance carriers may feel the negative effects of the virus throughout 2021 and beyond, according to a new study on comp trends. ...Read More

Insurers Feel Stuck When PPOs Won't Share Physician Contracts 02/10/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Florida insurance representatives on Tuesday identified medical reimbursement problems that the workers' compensation system does not provide easy answers for, and they said they want regulators to help out. ...Read More
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