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Workers' Compensation News


Court Upholds Finding of No Liability for Corporate Parent 07/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A California appellate court upheld a jury verdict in favor of the corporate parent of two electricians injured by an arc flash explosion. ...Read More

Public Risk Fund Lawsuit Against Drugmakers May Proceed 07/18/2019
State: IL | Segment: Top | 154 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 61 min read
A federal judge allowed the Illinois Public Risk Fund to proceed with a lawsuit accusing more than 30 drug manufacturers and individuals of negligent and fraudulent conduct relating to opioids. ...Read More

Judge Improperly Discounted Doctor's Opinion 07/18/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A federal appellate court overturned an award of black lung benefits to a coal miner, finding a judge had erred in rejecting the opinion of a medical expert. ...Read More

Worker's Son Can't Be Substituted as Movant 07/18/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that worker’s son was not entitled to an award for a loss of use. Case: State ex rel. Cottrell v...Read More

Legislature Passes BWC Budget 07/18/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 76 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday approved a $320 million budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation that avoids controversial issues relating to coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder and questions about the immigration status of claimants. ...Read More

SAIF Announces $7.6M Payout for AGC Retro Program 07/18/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
SAIF Corp. announced a payout of more than $7.6 million for the 641 companies that participated in the group workers’ compensation program it runs with the Associated General Contractors of Oregon-Columbia Chapter. ...Read More

Webinar to Explore Ramifications of Medical Marijuana 07/18/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 189 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
Coventry is hosting a free webinar in August that will explore the impact medical marijuana laws and rules are having on workers’ compensation systems throughout the state. ...Read More

NCCI: Autonomous Vehicles Could Save Comp Industry Billions 07/18/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Autonomous vehicles could save the workers’ compensation industry billions of dollars by reducing accidents, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. ...Read More

Doc, Pharmacy Workers Charged in $10M Kickback Scheme 07/18/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
Prosecutors in New Jersey charged a doctor and three pharmacy workers with defrauding the federal workers’ compensation program in a $10 million sch...Read More

Medical Unit Accepting Applications for Oct. 19 QME Exam 07/17/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Medical Unit is accepting applications for the Oct. 19 qualified medical evaluator examination. ...Read More
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