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Workers' Compensation News


High Court: Sunset Provision Fatal to Constitutional Challenge of Raid on MSF Surplus 08/31/2020
State: MT | Segment: Top | 188 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
A unanimous Montana Supreme Court said it can’t rule on the constitutionality of a bill that moved $28.3 million of the Montana State Fund policyholder surplus into a state fire suppression account because the law is no longer on the books. ...Read More

Contractor Charged With Fraud in $841,000 PPP Loan 08/31/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 557 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
A Minnesota contractor has been charged with fraudulently obtaining a federal coronavirus relief loan for a defunct construction company that had its workers' compensation insurance policy canceled more than two years ago. ...Read More

EMTs Qualify as Paramedics Entitled to Enhanced Awards for Public Safety Employees 08/31/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that an emergency medical technician qualified as a “paramedic” entitled to an enhanced award of benefits for a permanent partial disability as a “public safety employee.” ...Read More

9th Circuit Says Credible Complaints of Pain Can Form Basis for LHWCA Claim 08/31/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 185 min read
In a case of first impression, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that credible complaints of severe, persistent and prolonged pain can establish a claim of disability under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Court Awards Full Benefits to Family of Pilot in Training Killed After Night of Drinking 08/31/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 338 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the family of a commercial airline pilot in training was entitled to benefits for his death and that the benefits could not be reduced due to his intoxication. ...Read More

Committee Approves COVID Presumption Bill That Would Cover Teachers 08/31/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 53 min read
A COVID-19 presumption bill took a big step forward this week when it was approved by the Virginia House Labor and Commerce Committee. Like presump...Read More

Assembly Approves Bill Clarifying That Hand-Foot Law Applies to Pending Claims 08/31/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
All pending claims for the loss of a hand or foot will be subject to the enhanced benefits provided by a law adopted earlier this year, according to a bill approved Thursday by the New Jersey Assembly. ...Read More

DWC Schedules Another Hearing on Medical Reimbursement Dispute Rules 08/31/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation will hold another hearing on proposed changes to utilization and medical reimbursement dispute rules, the agency announced. ...Read More

Work Comp Only Option for Injuries Sustained While Assisting Law Enforcement 08/28/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1391 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for a husband and wife whose throats were cut upon arriving at the scene of a double homicide because they were engaged in law enforcement activities at the time, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Thursday. ...Read More

Samuel Hale Names Director of Strategic Partnerships 08/28/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Samuel Hale LLC named Pollie Pent as its new director of strategic partnerships for the company's Staffing Agency Workers' Compensation Division. ...Read More
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