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Workers' Compensation News

 
With Conflicting Info on Virus, Employers Struggle to Keep Workplaces Safe 09/04/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
Employers at a Texas Mutual webinar this week said it's been a struggle to create virus-free workplaces, due to conflicting information about face coverings and social distancing during the pandemic. ...Read More
 
 
Industrial Commission Mourns Death of Chief Deputy Commissioner 09/04/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The chief deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission has died after an 11-year battle with breast cancer. ...Read More
 
 

DAs Ask Fraud Commission for More Funding, but Commissioners Aren't Sure It's Possible 09/03/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 875 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Representatives from district attorneys' offices across California pleaded their case Wednesday for more funding to help combat workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More
 
 

DA: Two Plead Guilty in $2M Premium Fraud Scheme 09/03/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2080 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 131 min read
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office announced that two people pleaded guilty to charges relating to a scheme that saved their company more than $2 million and evaded more than $200,000 in payroll taxes owed to the State of California. ...Read More
 
 

WCIRB Actuarial Committee Meets Tuesday 09/03/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Actuarial Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will meet Tuesday to continue analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on California workers’ compensation costs, as well as the latest insurer experience data. ...Read More
 
 

Attorneys: Want to Avoid Monster Claims? Get Serious About Safety 09/03/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: Top | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
If employers and insurers are concerned about the increase in “megaclaims” — those with awards of more than $3 million — they should focus on the most basic of workplace safety measures, said a lawyer whose firm in South Carolina has been behind three massive settlements i...Read More
 
 

Worker Unable to Prove Occurrence of Accident 09/03/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld the denial of a Walmart employee’s claim for benefits, finding she failed to establish that she a work-related accident. ...Read More
 
 

Doctor Who Admitted Defrauding BWC Can't Sue Attorney for Malpractice 09/03/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 46 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a doctor who admitted to defrauding the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation waited too long to bring a malpractice claim against his former attorney. ...Read More
 
 

Supreme Court to Review Pharmacy's Right to Participate in UR 09/03/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will weigh in on a pharmacy provider’s right to intervene when a utilization review is conducted for the medications it supplies. ...Read More
 
 

Workers' Compensation Board Meets Oct. 1-2 09/03/2020
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 86 min read
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board announced that it will hold remote meetings Oct. 1-2. An agenda for the 9 a.m. meetings is not...Read More
 
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