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Workers' Compensation News


L&I Proposes Tapping Reserves to Avoid 2021 Rate Increase 09/16/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 102 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 133 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries on Tuesday proposed tapping into the workers’ compensation contingency reserve to avoid a rate increase in 2021. ...Read More

Court Rejects Attorney's Effort to Secure Additional Fees 09/16/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
A Louisiana appellate court dismissed an attorney’s claim of entitlement to additional fees, finding he had not secured a valid final judgment from the Office of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Woman Settles Suit for $8 Million After Gruesome Machinery Accident 09/16/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A Virginia woman who lost her entire scalp in an industrial accident has settled a lawsuit against an equipment manufacturer and installer for $8 million. ...Read More

Insurance Exchange Can't Get Injunction Barring Rival's Allegedly Libelous Solicitation of Clients 09/16/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance exchange was not entitled to a preliminary injunction barring a rival service provider from sending unsolicited emails to its customers containing allegedly libelous misrepresentations. ...Read More

Jason Luce Joins HomeCare Connect as Director of Sales 09/16/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 145 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 147 min read
HomeCare Connect, a national ancillary service provider specializing in home health services in workers’ compensation, welcomed Jason Luce as its new director of sales. ...Read More

Attorney Fees Must Be Reviewed by Judge, Department Says 09/16/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Claims commissioner is reminding attorneys that their fees must be approved by an administrative law judge before they are paid. ...Read More

Report Shows Most COVID Claims Result in Small Indemnity Payments 09/16/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 229 min read
Florida's COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims continue to rise in number, but the vast majority have resulted in relatively small indemnity payments, according to the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

Owner of Ag Company Accused of $2.5M Premium Fraud Scheme 09/15/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The owner of an agriculture company in Merced was arraigned Monday with his daughter for allegedly underreporting $11 million in payroll to reduce their workers’ compensation premiums by more than $2.5 million, the California Department of Insurance announced. ...Read More

CWCI Webinar to Cover COVID Presumption, Reporting Requirement 09/15/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 977 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
Executives from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute will discuss Senate Bill 1159 and the situations in which the bill would presume COVID-19 is a compensable injury, during a webinar Wednesday. ...Read More

CCWC Schedules Legislative, Political Update Webinar 09/15/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation is hosting a webinar Oct. 7 that will include a recap of the 2020 legislative session and a preview of 2021. ...Read More
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