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Workers' Compensation News

One Call Announces New Chief Information Officer 09/04/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 811 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Workers’ compensation specialty network management service provider One Call announced the appointment of Mark Bilger as its chief information officer. ...Read More
Supreme Court Rejects Worker 3rd Effort to Have Settlement Set-Aside 09/04/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 167 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to set aside the settlement he accepted for his work-related injuries since he failed to avail himself of prior opportunities to present his challenges to the settlement in the long-running litigation over his accident. ...Read More
CDC Warns About More Counterfeit Respirators 09/04/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Federal health and safety officials are again warning that counterfeit respirators are on the market and may not provide adequate protection against dust and the coronavirus. ...Read More
WCRI Webinar to Cover Medical Care During Pandemic 09/04/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is hosting a webinar Sept. 24 to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of medical care. ...Read More
Judge Awards Attorney Fees to Widow for Successful Challenge to IAB Denial of Claim 09/04/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Delaware Superior Court ruled that a widow was entitled to an award of attorney fees for her prior successful challenge to a decision of the Industrial Accident Board denying her late-husband’s claim for benefits. ...Read More
With Conflicting Info on Virus, Employers Struggle to Keep Workplaces Safe 09/04/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 243 | 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 | 189 | 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 | 880 | 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 | 2085 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 145 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 | 196 | 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
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