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Workers' Compensation News


Cleaning After Use of Toilet Doesn't Break Causal Connection Between Accident, Back Injury 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker’s act of cleaning herself after using the restroom did not break the causal connection between her prior work accident and the herniation of a disc in her back. ...Read More

Memorial Service for Longtime Commissioner Leeds Set for July 21 07/16/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0
A memorial service will be held Saturday for former Maryland Workers' Compensation Commissioner Jacques Leeds Jr. Leeds died July 1 at age 90. The...Read More

Court Tosses Police Officer's Tort Claim for Injuries Sustained in Pursuit of Suspects 07/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured police officer could not pursue a personal injury claim against a general contractor in charge of a construction site where the officer allegedly fell while pursuing robbery suspects. ...Read More

Registration Opens for Educational Conference 07/16/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 120 min read
Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services opened registration for its 16th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference scheduled for the end of September. ...Read More

Medical Committee Meets Thursday to Tackle Formulary Requirements of HB2 07/16/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A medical advisory committee, tasked with devising ways to implement a drug formulary and prescribing guidelines as required by House Bill 2, will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday. ...Read More

Employers ID Cumulative Trauma as Work Comp Quagmire 07/13/2018
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1963 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
ANAHEIM, California — California employers on Thursday gave the state labor secretary a trophy to take back to Gov. Jerry Brown for bringing stability to the workers’ compensation system, while sending a message to the next governor that they want something done about cumulative traum...Read More

DWC Announces P&T Committee Members, First Meeting 07/13/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced the six people selected to serve on the committee that will consult with the agency on updates to the prescription drug formulary. ...Read More

NCCI: Hospital Consolidation Likely Impacting Comp Costs 07/13/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
Hospital mergers have substantially reduced operating costs for acquired hospitals but increased hospital prices by double-digit percentages, a trend that is expected to impact workers’ compensation medical costs, according to a new report. ...Read More

Memo Reminds Attorneys on Overbilling; Texas Mutual Says 'It's Not Over' 07/13/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
After news broke last month that a claimants' attorney had been indicted on fraudulent billing charges and that other attorneys had billed for thousands of hours per year, many in the state expected regulators to launch some sort of investigation. ...Read More

Worker Can't Sue Employer for Trying to Make Him Pose as Contractor 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
A divided Michigan Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker has no civil remedy against his direct employer for allegedly pressing him to pose as an independent contractor. ...Read More
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