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Workers' Compensation News


State Raises Max Benefits by 3.7% 09/11/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation announced it will raise the maximum level of weekly benefits by 3.7%. The state’s maximum for...Read More

Worker Fails to Prove Fall Aggravated His Pre-Existing Conditions 09/11/2020
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 666 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker failed to prove that his complaints after a work accident were related to an aggravation of his pre-existing conditions. ...Read More

Sedgwick Names Global Risk Management Executive 09/11/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 232 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 200 min read
Sedgwick on Thursday announced risk management professional David Stills will be joining the company as a global risk management executive. ...Read More

No Benefits for Teacher Attacked in Classroom 09/11/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 410 min read
A teacher at Chicago State University said his workers' compensation claim was denied after he was attacked by a stranger in the classroom in April. ...Read More

COVID Presumption Bills Now on Life Support 09/11/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 141 min read
A Senate bill that would provide a COVID-19 presumption for first responders, health workers and teachers appears to have died in a special session of the Virginia legislature, and a House measure is facing uncertainty. ...Read More

WCIRB to Revise COVID Industry Class Factors in Rate Filing 09/10/2020
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 499 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 86 min read
Some California employers will get a little relief from what is essentially a COVID-19 surcharge after the Governing Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Wednesday voted 10-1 to revise the 2021 advisory rate recommendation. ...Read More

Citing Economic Downturn, Commission Denies Additional Funding for Anti-Fraud Efforts 09/10/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The California Department of Insurance’s Fraud Assessment Commission on Wednesday voted against additional funding for anti-fraud enforcement, citing the recent economic slowdown and a desire to lessen the burden on the state’s employers.  ...Read More

DWC: Lien Trials Resume Monday 09/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 131 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will resume lien trials Monday. Lien trials will be limited to one per judge per day to st...Read More

Comp Gurus Take Issue With AMA's Call for Loosened Opioid Regulations 09/10/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 406 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 116 min read
The prescription opioid crisis is far from over, despite recent reports suggesting otherwise, panelists said during the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions annual conference Wednesday. ...Read More

Rates Dropping 5.6% in 2021 09/10/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
Oregon employers on average will pay 5.6% less for workers’ compensation coverage in 2021 than they did this year, the Department of Consumer and Business Services announced Wednesday. ...Read More
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