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Workers' Compensation News

 
Alabama Worst, Washington State Best for Workers During Pandemic, OxFam Says 09/04/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 637 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 100 min read
If you're working during the pandemic, it's best to be toiling away in Washington state, New Jersey, California or Massachusetts, says a new ranking that examined worker protections and support, including workers' comp COVID-19 presumption measures. ...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Upholds Denial of PTD to Worker Deemed Unfit for Vocational Rehabilitation 09/04/2020
Source: WorkComoCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a finding that a worker deemed unfit for vocational rehabilitation had voluntarily abandoned the workforce by failing to look for work. ...Read More
 
 
Amynta Group Acquires Work Comp Book from Houston International 09/04/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 55 min read
Amynta Group announced that it acquired a workers’ compensation book of business from Houston International Insurance Group in a move the company said will broaden its work comp practice and presence in the southwest. As part of the transaction, Amynta has partnered with Clear Sprin...Read More
 
 
One Call Announces New Chief Information Officer 09/04/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 834 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
Workers’ compensation specialty network management service provider One Call announced the appointment of Mark Bilger as its chief information officer. ...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Rejects Worker 3rd Effort to Have Settlement Set-Aside 09/04/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 175 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to set aside the settlement he accepted for his work-related injuries since he failed to avail himself of prior opportunities to present his challenges to the settlement in the long-running litigation over his accident. ...Read More
 
 
CDC Warns About More Counterfeit Respirators 09/04/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Federal health and safety officials are again warning that counterfeit respirators are on the market and may not provide adequate protection against dust and the coronavirus. ...Read More
 
 
WCRI Webinar to Cover Medical Care During Pandemic 09/04/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is hosting a webinar Sept. 24 to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of medical care. ...Read More
 
 
Judge Awards Attorney Fees to Widow for Successful Challenge to IAB Denial of Claim 09/04/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: NORTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Delaware Superior Court ruled that a widow was entitled to an award of attorney fees for her prior successful challenge to a decision of the Industrial Accident Board denying her late-husband’s claim for benefits. ...Read More
 
 
With Conflicting Info on Virus, Employers Struggle to Keep Workplaces Safe 09/04/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
Employers at a Texas Mutual webinar this week said it's been a struggle to create virus-free workplaces, due to conflicting information about face coverings and social distancing during the pandemic. ...Read More
 
 
Industrial Commission Mourns Death of Chief Deputy Commissioner 09/04/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The chief deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission has died after an 11-year battle with breast cancer. ...Read More
 
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