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Workers' Compensation News


Rise of the Robots: AI Can Read Adjuster, Doctor Notes to Score Claims' Litigation Risk 08/28/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 857 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
The robots are coming. And they'll save insurers lots of money. ...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall From Roof 08/28/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for injuries from a fall from the roof of a rental property. ...Read More

Court Partially Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim 08/28/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived a worker’s Labor Law claim for injuries he allegedly sustained while removing trees from a roadway embankment. ...Read More

No Second Injury Fund Benefits for Worker With 3 Successive Injuries 08/28/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a worker who suffered a series of injuries failed to prove his entitlement to benefits from the State Second Injury Fund. ...Read More

Self-Employed Worker Can't Challenge Denial of Claim on Behalf of His Company 08/28/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a self-employed worker could not appeal a denial of benefits for his shoulder injury on behalf of himself and his company. ...Read More

DWC Says It Won't Brook Unnecessary Delays in Virtual Hearings 08/28/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 520 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Like it or not, virtual hearings are probably here to stay in the Texas workers' compensation system, regulators said Wednesday. As workers&#...Read More

DWC Plans Move to EDI 3.1, Looks for Data Collection Agent 08/28/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation plans to move to the latest electronic claims reporting standard, which will require much more data from insurers, regulators said Wednesday. ...Read More

Court Tosses Citation Against Temp Agency 08/28/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a temporary staffing service provider should not have been cited for safety violations at a client’s work site. ...Read More

COVID Presumptions Amended, Conclusive Proposal Off Table 08/27/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2419 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 115 min read
A proposal to create a conclusive presumption that COVID-19 is compensable was taken off the table, leaving California lawmakers three rebuttable presumption bills to debate in the final days of the 2020 session. ...Read More

WCIRB Submits 2021 Rate Recommendation 08/27/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 308 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 123 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Wednesday formally recommended that the California Department of Insurance increase the advisory pure premium rate by an average of 2.6% for policies incepting on or after Jan. 1. ...Read More
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