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Workers' Compensation News


Bus Driver Gets Additional Medical Benefits for Knee Injury 09/10/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that a bus driver is entitled to additional medical treatment for his knee more than four years after he suffered compensable injuries in a workplace fall. ...Read More

Causation Can't Be Based on Doctor's Vague Opinion 09/10/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1837 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that substantial evidence did not support a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board to award benefits to a worker for a meniscus tear. ...Read More

Worker Can Pursue Labor Law Claim Against Building Owner 09/10/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived a worker’s Labor Law claim against a property owner but ruled that the owner was entitled to indemnification. ...Read More

ODG Webinar to Cover New Guidelines 09/10/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 111 min read
ODG by MCG is hosting a webinar Wednesday to discuss new guidelines intended to simplify non-occupational disability claim management. The O...Read More

Estate Can't Hold Employer Civilly Liable for Deadly Trench Collapse 09/10/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death claim against an employer by the estate of a worker who died after a trench collapse. ...Read More
TDI Issues Warning About Inaccurate Third-Party Data 09/10/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 231 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance is reminding insurers that data submitted for rating, underwriting and claims handling must be accurate, even if the data comes from a third party. “TDI may pursue enforcement action against an insurer if its use of inaccurate data harms policyholde...Read More

Commissioner Seeks Clarity on Black Lung vs. OD Claims 09/10/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The West Virginia Office of Insurance Commissioner is asking insurers and self-insurers to thoroughly investigate black lung claims to eliminate ambiguity. ...Read More

Woman Pleads Guilty to Cashing Dead Father's Benefits Checks 09/10/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A woman in western New York state pleaded guilty to forging her deceased father's name on workers' compensation benefits checks. Bonnie Slater...Read More
Actuarial Committee Votes Against Amending Rate Filing Based on 2Q Data 09/09/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 323 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 187 min read
The Actuarial Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California on Tuesday recommended not amending the bureau’s latest pure premium rate filing to include data from the second quarter. ...Read More
Citations for COVID Violations Clear $116,000 09/09/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited 11 employers a total of more than $116,000 for not protecting workers from COVID-19. ...Read More
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