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Workers' Compensation News


As MLAC Meets Again Over COVID, Issues Center on WCD's Authority 09/18/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Members of Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee this afternoon will meet for the ninth time since June as they continue their ongoing struggle to issue a consensus recommendation on how the state should handle workers’ compensation claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Denial of Additional TTD for Mine Foreman 09/18/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 555 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a mine foreman is not entitled to additional temporary total disability benefits for an ankle injury, since he had reached maximum medical improvement, he was released to return to work and started his own company. ...Read More

State OSHA Faults 2 Employers for Failure to Protect Workers Against COVID-19 09/18/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued more than $23,000 in fines to two businesses for engaging in the same hazardous behavior of refusing to carry out proven steps to help protect workers from COVID-19. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Worker to Get Reimbursement 09/18/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
A unanimous Ohio Supreme Court clarified the standard for determining a worker’s entitlement to reimbursement for medical treatment and upheld an award of reimbursement to an injured housekeeper. ...Read More

Medical Advisory Committee Seeks Input on Disk Replacement 09/18/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 138 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 30 min read
The Oregon Medical Advisory Committee said it will accept testimony on a draft recommendation that two-level cervical artificial disk replacement should be a compensable service for injured workers, during an Oct. 16 meeting. ...Read More

LASIE Seminar to Cover Basic Principles of Common Injuries 09/18/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 40 min read
The Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers is hosting a medical seminar Monday covering the basic principles of medical injuries commonly seen in workers' compensation. ...Read More

Truck Driver Gets Award for Chronic Pain Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression 09/18/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 770 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld an award of benefits to an injured truck driver for his depression, anxiety disorder and chronic pain syndrome. ...Read More

DOL Cites Dental Practice for Failing to Implement Respiratory Protections 09/18/2020
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 648 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 91 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Georgetown Dental LLC for violating respiratory protection and other standards at the business's Georgetown, Massachusetts, location. ...Read More

Golden State Stands Out in Considering COVID Costs for New Rate Filing 09/17/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 719 | 1 | Popular with Insurance | 135 min read
When the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California included COVID-19 related costs in its 2021 pure premium rate filing, the Golden State became the first jurisdiction to formally consider the effects of the virus in future rate planning. ...Read More

WCIRB Submits Amended Rate Filing 09/17/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 248 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 281 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau submitted an amended 2021 pure premium advisory rate recommendation to the California Department of Insurance that would spread projected costs for COVID-19 across six different categories based on risk of exposure. ...Read More
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