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Workers' Compensation News

Worker Gets Benefits Despite Delay in Reporting Injury, Conflicting Causation Evidence 09/08/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for a back injury, despite his failure to immediately report his accident and the existence of conflicting medical evidence on the cause of his ongoing complaints. ...Read More
Maximum Benefit Level Rises by $31 Per Week 09/08/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The minimum and the maximum weekly benefit in Kentucky will rise in 2021, thanks to an increase in the state's average weekly wage, the Department of Workers' Claims announced. The average weekly wage in 2019 climbed to $918. State law sets the weekly maximum for workers' comp...Read More

Insurance Company Stonetrust Announces Slew of New Hires 09/08/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 906 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
A Louisiana workers’ compensation insurance company is adding some new names to its team, according to a company news release. ...Read More
Safety and Health Conference Will be Held Online due to COVID-19 09/08/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 135 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 39 min read
Washington’s annual Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference will be held virtually this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the state’s Department of Labor ...Read More
Former Intern Confirmed as New Chief Operating Officer for BWC 09/08/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
A naitve Ohian who started her career at the state’s workers’ compensation bureau nearly three decades ago has assumed the role of chief operating officer, the bureau announced in a news release. Patricia “Trish" Harris, a Cincinnati native who joined the Bureau of ...Read More
Advocates Call for More State Action on COVID Comp Claims 09/08/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 922 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Advocates in two Southern states are calling for state leaders to make it easier for frontline workers to qualify for workers' compensation benefits if they fall ill from COVID-19. ...Read More
Worker Doesn't Need to Reach MMI to Challenge Carrier's Subrogation Claim 09/08/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker does not need to reach maximum medical improvement before he challenges a subrogation lien under the “made whole doctrine.” ...Read More
COVID Driving Bigger Rate Increases in Health Care, Agriculture Industries 09/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 980 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 155 min read
Projected costs for COVID-19 claims added about six cents to the indicated 2021 advisory pure premium rate averaged across for all sectors in California, but the effect is most pronounced in health care and agricultural industries where costs from the pandemic are driving up the advisory rate by ...Read More
WCIRB Governing Committee Meeting Sept. 9 09/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
The Governing Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California will meet Sept. 9 to discuss the 2021 regulatory and advisory pure premium rate filings. ...Read More

All UROs Audited in 2020 Receive Passing Scores 09/04/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 494 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 149 min read
Five utilization review organizations passed their 2020 audits, including Risico Total Managed Care Inc., which aced the review, according to results posted to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation website. ...Read More
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