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Workers' Compensation News


NCCI Recommends 5.7% Rate Cut for 2021; COVID Costs Not Considered 09/02/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
If stakeholders were hoping the National Council on Compensation Insurance was going to shed new light on the projected cost of COVID-19 claims in Florida, they may be disappointed. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Preclusive Effect of Doctors' Opinions 09/02/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 82 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that a recommendation by a division-sponsored independent medical examiner to convert a worker’s schedule impairment to a whole person impairment did not have preclusive effect under the Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Church Mutual Names Chief Claims Officer 09/02/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 304 min read
Church Mutual Insurance Co. on Tuesday announced that Becky Hudzik-Presson was named chief claims officer. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Benefits, Additional Treatment for Worker's Back Injury 09/02/2020
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 10 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of wage-loss benefits and additional medical treatment to a worker for a back injury despite a conflict in the medical opinions as to the cause of his ongoing issues. ...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Business Believed to Be Front to Avoid Comp 09/02/2020
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Utah man pleaded guilty to one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting businesses that federal prosecutors say likely existed to avoid employment taxes and workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More

Carrier Must Defend Owner, Construction Manager From Worker's Suit 09/02/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that a subcontractor’s insurance carrier had a duty to defend a property owner and construction manager from an employee’s claims of negligence. ...Read More

DCBS Schedules Sept. 17 Hearing on Assessments 09/02/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services will hold a virtual hearing Sept. 17 on a yet-to-be-proposed workers’ compensation premium assessment rate for 2021. ...Read More

Commission Starts Smartphone Contract Tracing at Hearings 09/02/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Starting this week, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is utilizing modern technology to enhance COVID-19 contact tracing for participants at hearings. ...Read More

Average Cost-to-Charge Ratio for Hospitals Drops Slightly 09/02/2020
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency has posted new cost-to-charge ratios for 160 hospitals across the state. The ...Read More

Court Revives Claim Alleging 'Power Press Exception' to Exclusive Remedy 09/01/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1427 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
An employer’s failure to install any point-of-operation guards created a triable issue about whether a manufacturer’s vague recommendation to use some type of protection is sufficient to trigger an exclusive remedy exception for a woman whose hand was severely injured in a machine, a ...Read More
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