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Workers' Compensation News


Rebranding May Not Mean Widespread Changes for Patriot National 07/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Patriot National has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has changed its name, but whether the provider of technology services to the insurance industry can overcome its past troubles remains to be seen. ...Read More

Insurers, Businesses Asking for Help on Enforcement Action Rules 07/17/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Just when some insurers and employers thought they'd caught a break on what they considered to be nitpicking rule enforcement by the Division of Workers' Compensation, proposed rules have left them asking for more specifics. ...Read More

Board Posts Plans for Transition to Electronic Medical Billing 07/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board on Monday laid out a three-part plan to implement electronic medical billing, which will be mandatory for all medical providers by Jan. 1, 2020. ...Read More

Court Upholds Benefits for Death of Accountant in Workplace Shooting 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Court of Civil Appeals of Alabama last week ruled that the family of an accountant who was gunned down by a disgruntled former client was entitled to benefits for her death. ...Read More

TDI Approves Order Revising Manual Change on Domestic Worker Classification 07/17/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 125 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance announced Monday that it has approved changes to the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s Basic Manual for Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance. ...Read More
DWC Reports 4.2% Benefit Increase 07/17/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 34 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 76 min read
The maximum benefit rate for people injured on or after July 1 increased 4.2%, to $987.84, from $948.15, according to the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation. The division increased the maximum benefit by the same amount as the increase in the state’s average weekly wag...Read More

WCB Launching Electronic System for Settlement Documents 07/17/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 74 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
A new procedure for submitting settlement documents to the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board will take effect on Aug. 1 and will become mandatory on Sept. 1. ...Read More

Subcontractor Must Cover General Contractor's Costs of Defending Against Carrier's Claim 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
A federal trial court judge ruled that the terms of a contract between a general contractor and subcontractor allowed the general contractor to recover the costs it incurred in defending itself against a claim by a workers’ compensation carrier. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can Proceed With Discrimination Claim, but Not Retaliation Claim 07/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 54 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided federal appellate court panel ruled that an injured worker should have been allowed to proceed with a claim that his employer had discriminated against him for his off-work drinking, but that he did not state a viable claim for disability discrimination or for retaliation for havin...Read More
Industrial Commission Outlines Best Practices for Full and Final Settlements 07/17/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 77 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 45 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona posted to its website a guide to best practices involving full and final settlements. State lawmakers last year passed a bill allowing injured workers to permanently settle their claims. Injured workers had been able to settle portions of their cl...Read More
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