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Workers' Compensation News


Supreme Court Majority Blocks Additional TTD for Housekeeper With Back Injury 09/17/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A majority of the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a housekeeper is not entitled to additional temporary total disability benefits even though she never returned to work following back surgery and the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator. ...Read More

Dismissals Based on Inconvenient Forum Aren't Appealable Orders 09/17/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
A split Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the dismissal of a dispute between a staffing service company and its client over payment of workers’ compensation benefits was not an appealable order, since the decision was based on discretionary assessment of the inconvenience of the chosen forum....Read More

Report: MSF Declares $20 Million Dividend 09/17/2020
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
Montana State Fund declared a $20 million dividend, according to a report by the Great Falls Tribune. ...Read More

Employer Must Pay for Worker's Spinal Cord Stimulator Assessments 09/17/2020
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A divided Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a former corrections officer is entitled to have his employer pay for evaluations to determine whether a spinal cord stimulator is reasonable and necessary treatment. ...Read More

Zurich North America Launches Nonsubscriber Product 09/17/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
Zurich North America launched an Occupational Accident & Employers Work Injury Liability Insurance Policy for nonsubscribers to the workers' compensation system in Texas. ...Read More

Smith Named Deputy Commissioner 09/17/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 145 min read
A claimants' attorney based in Salisbury has been named deputy commissioner at the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the commission announced this week. ...Read More

CWCI: Evaluation and Physical Medical Visits Down, but Payments Up 14% 09/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Visits for evaluation management and physical medicine services in the state’s workers’ compensation system are down again, continuing a trend that started after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 863 in 2012, according to a study summary released by the ...Read More

L.A. County DA Charges Sheriff's Deputy With Workers' Comp Fraud 09/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2188 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud, prosecutors announced Monday. Kevin Adams, ...Read More

Drug-Free Workplace Policies Don't Mean Fewer Claims, NCCI Study Shows 09/16/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 185 min read
Contrary to what many employers may expect, drug-free workplace policies don't always translate into fewer lost-time claims, the National Council on Compensation Insurance reported Tuesday. ...Read More

Study: Use of Topicals, Expensive Specialty Drugs Rose in 2019 09/16/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Usage rates for topicals, compounds, combo packs and other specialty medications are relatively low, but some costs associated with the products remain exponentially higher when compared with other treatments, according to a new drug trends report from a workers’ compensation care managemen...Read More
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