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Workers' Compensation News


High Court Adopts Federal Standard for Determining Tribal Sovereign Immunity 02/22/2021
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The North Dakota Supreme Court adopted the federal court system’s six-part test for determining whether tribally owned corporations are protected by sovereign immunity. ...Read More

WCB Schedules May 13 Hearing on Proposed Rule Changes 02/22/2021
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will hold a virtual public hearing on May 13 on a package of proposed regulatory changes. ...Read More

Circuit Court Can't Grant Declaratory Judgment Outside of Jurisdiction 02/22/2021
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that a state circuit court had no authority to issue a declaratory judgment for claims that fell within the jurisdiction of the Workers' Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Lower Interest Rate Applies to Awards Entered After Statutory Change 02/22/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the date of an award controls the determination of interest owed on unpaid benefits and that the entire amount may be subject to a lower rate. ...Read More

Senate Approves Complex Independent Contractor Test 02/22/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The West Virginia Senate on Friday approved a bill that would create a multi-part test to determine if a worker can be deemed an independent contractor. ...Read More

Senate Passes Firefighter Cancer Presumption, Electronic Notification Bills 02/22/2021
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 147 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
The Arizona Senate passed a bill that would allow electronic transmission of some documents and a measure that would modify a presumption that cancer is an occupational condition for firefighters and peace officers. ...Read More

Report: Committee Passes COVID Presumption 02/22/2021
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
A policy committee in the New Mexico state House of Representatives passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for injured workers, according to a report by the ...Read More

Firefighter's Claim Denied Despite Fatal Injury 02/22/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
New York firefighters are raising questions about why a colleague's $1 million death claim was denied despite evidence his torn aorta happened during a call. ...Read More

Debate Over Delays in Claims Continues to Simmer 02/22/2021
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A war of words over reported delays in Connecticut's workers' compensation system continues, now with attorneys on both sides teaming up to defend the state comp commission. ...Read More

Dispute Raises Question About Requirement to Transmit EORs Electronically 02/19/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1427 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A dispute between a billing firm and a claims administrator has raised questions over whether the California Division of Workers' Compensation's e-billing rules require explanations of review to be sent electronically. ...Read More
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