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Workers' Compensation News


Widow Gets Benefits Despite Husband's Impairment From Marijuana 09/01/2020
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a worker’s fall from a catwalk was compensable even though he was presumptively impaired from his use of marijuana. ...Read More

Pinnacol Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students Affected by Work Accidents 09/01/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Pinnacol Foundation awarded $452,820 in scholarships for the 2020 academic year to 95 Colorado students whose parents have been seriously injured or killed in work-related accidents. ...Read More

TMI Hosts Pandemic Workplace Safety Summit Wednesday 09/01/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. will host its annual workplace safety summit Wednesday via videoconference, with a focus on keeping employees safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to churn. ...Read More

Court Revives Widow's Civil Suit Over Fatal Workplace Accident 09/01/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Florida appellate court revived a widow’s civil claim due to a judge’s failure to address arguments regarding immunity of co-employees, managers and employers. ...Read More

BWC Wants to Remove Some Opioids, Add Other Types of Drugs to Formulary 09/01/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 164 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the outpatient drug formulary, which includes removing some opioids but adding other types of pain medications. ...Read More

Audit: Comp Oversight Committee Saved $1 Million After Burke Stepped Down 09/01/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The savings seen after longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke stepped down from oversight of a City Council committee could be a harbinger of further savings in the city's revamped workers' compensation program. ...Read More

Antitrust Lawsuit Over Pitt Medical's TPA Tactics Fails on Appeal 09/01/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
After five years in the federal court system, a lawsuit charging the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with antitrust violations toward a workers' compensation administrative services company appears to have run its course. ...Read More

Companies Need Strict COVID Rules to Avoid 3rd-Party Lawsuits, Experts Say 08/31/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1559 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
Employers that fail to implement and enforce recommended COVID-19 guidelines could open themselves up to potentially expensive litigation, including third-party claims, insurance experts say. ...Read More

Commissioner Approves 2021 Regulatory Filing 08/31/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara approved the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s 2021 regulatory filing. ...Read More

Cannabis Grower Fined $12,500 for Tax, Insurance Fraud Conviction 08/31/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 998 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The owner of a licensed cannabis company convicted of failing to pay state payroll taxes and not maintaining workers’ compensation insurance was ordered to pay $12,500 in criminal penalties, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More
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