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Workers' Compensation News


Commission Begins Automatic Purge of Aging Comp Records 04/02/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Starting Friday, Virginia's Workers' Compensation Commission will begin automatically purging old files to free up storage space and improve efficiency, the commission said in a reminder. ...Read More

Attorney's Use of Outdated Form Results in Denial of Appeal 04/02/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an attorney’s use of an outdated form seeking review of a decision warranted denial of the application. ...Read More

Labor Groups Ask Gov. Newsom to Enact Emergency COVID-19 Presumptions 04/01/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1015 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
California worker advocates are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to create an emergency presumption stating that COVID-19 is compensable for essential employees who continue to work face-to-face with the public during the pandemic, according to a letter sent last month. ...Read More

Comp Could Be Hit Hard by Virus-Related Fraud, and Regulators Hope to Get Creative 04/01/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1054 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
From new questions about home-based work injuries to an increase in fraud and litigation, workers' compensation may be affected more than most lines of insurance by the changes wrought by the coronavirus, fraud experts said Tuesday. ...Read More
WCD Updates Claim Review Request Form 04/01/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division posted an updated form to request review of a carrier’s classification of a claim. Injured workers or their representatives can use the updated Form 2943, “Worker Request for Claim Classification Review,” to ask for re...Read More

Court Upholds Expansion of Claim for Repetitive Motion Injuries 04/01/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld a jury’s findings that a worker was entitled to benefits for additional conditions that were caused by the repetitive motions of her job. ...Read More

Lack of Specificity Wrecks Worker's Challenge to Ruling 04/01/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A New York appellate court said a worker’s failure to identify the date she had made an objection to a ruling was fatal to her challenge. ...Read More

SAIF Announces $10M Coronavirus Safety Fund 04/01/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 117 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
SAIF Corp. announced a $10 million fund to help Oregon employers keep workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic. “The fund will help busine...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Mental Stress Claims by First Responders 04/01/2020
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
First responders in Wyoming will be allowed to file claims for mental stress without having an accompanying physical injury, under legislation enacted by Gov. Matt Mead. ...Read More

Governor Approves Lower Intoxication Threshold, Appeals Board Alternates 04/01/2020
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert enacted legislation that will lower the threshold for presuming intoxication was the major contributing cause of a workplace injury, as well as allow the appointment of alternate members to the Labor Commission Appeals Board. ...Read More
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