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Workers' Compensation News


Carrier Can't Enforce Consent-to-Settle Coverage Exclusion 07/12/2019
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an insurance carrier cannot rely on an undisclosed exclusion to deny coverage of a claim. Case...Read More

Issue Preclusion Didn't Bar Carrier's Suit Against Worker 07/12/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 34 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that the doctrine of issue preclusion did not bar a comp carrier’s suit against an injured worker. Case...Read More

WCRI Webinar Will Discuss Medical Prices, Worker Outcomes 07/12/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is hosting a webinar Aug. 8 on the role of medical prices on the outcome of injured workers. ...Read More

Brett Flagg Appointed to TMI Board 07/12/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Brett Flagg to serve on the board of directors for Texas Mutual Insurance Co. ...Read More

Workers Urge Stronger Protections Against Retaliation 07/12/2019
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 90 min read
Immigrant worker and labor advocates rallied in the Massachusetts capital this week in support of bills that would expand the definition of retaliation and protect injured workers who file claims. ...Read More

Time to Review Rules on Procedures, Rulemaking, Self-Insurance, DWC Says 07/12/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 249 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will accept public comments on whether changes are needed to the rules that govern everything from general procedures at the division to self-insurance and second injuries. ...Read More

Governor Signs PTSD Bill for Some First Responders 07/12/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 164 min read
Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 164, making mental stress compensable for some — but not all — first responders. ...Read More

Committee Approves PTSD Presumption, MPN Bills 07/11/2019
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Assembly Insurance Committee on Wednesday approved a bill creating a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is a compensable injury for California police and firefighters, and a bill imposing numerous changes relating to medical provider networks. ...Read More

Feds: $1.2 Billion in Bills Frozen as a Result of Operation Backlash 07/11/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The federal government says its prosecution of a fraud ring based in San Diego that cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurers out of more than $200 million led to the freezing of more than $1.2 billion in suspect billings. ...Read More

Gov. Signs Law for Faster Stop-Work Orders; Report Calls for Steps to Stem Misclassification 07/11/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A New Jersey task force is recommending a robust, multipronged approach to fight the growing problem of worker misclassification, including legislation and new rules that would give state agencies more enforcement powers. One of the strongest measures the ...Read More
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