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Workers' Compensation News


Four Plead Guilty to Double Dipping, Lapsed Coverage 07/16/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 3 min read
A pizza shop worker must repay the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation more than $13,000 after he pleaded guilty to working while collecting benefits. ...Read More

Legislation Would Give QMEs a Big Boost in Pay 07/15/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2008 | 4 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A bill that would give a pay raise of at least 50% to physicians performing workers’ comp medical-legal evaluations has been introduced in the California Legislature. ...Read More

Chiropractor Loses Challenge to Conviction, Sentence, for Insurance Fraud 07/15/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A California appellate court rejected a chiropractor’s challenge to his conviction and sentence for his role in a workers’ compensation fraud conspiracy. ...Read More

Auditor: No Recommendation to Improve Treatment for Inmates, Guards 07/15/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 111 min read
The California State Auditor’s comparison of treatment for work-related injuries suffered by correctional officers and inmates “did not find any notable, systemic negative effects or areas for the processes to become more efficient.” ...Read More

Employer Gets Default Judgment for Allegedly Unpaid Premiums 07/15/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to relief for allegedly unpaid workers’ compensation insurance premiums. ...Read More

Air Ambulance Charges Continue to Rise, Outpacing Medicare's Rates, Study Says 07/15/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Air ambulance charges, long a thorn in the side of insurers and workers' compensation fee-schedule proponents, are out of line with other medical charges and are continuing to rise, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University. ...Read More

WCD Reviewing Claim Handling Rules 07/15/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 97 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 10 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division will hold meetings in October to review rules relating to claim closures and claims administration. ...Read More

Matt Scott to Head Northeast Commercial Insurance for The Hartford 07/15/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 117 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Hartford has named Matt Scott head of the Northeast Division for the company’s middle and large commercial insurance business.  ...Read More

Court Tosses Award on Promissory Estoppel Claim 07/15/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Texas appellate court tossed an award of damages to a worker on his promissory estoppel claim against his former employer. Case:...Read More

Prison Worker PTSD Claim, Whistleblower Lawsuit Follow Inmate's Death 07/15/2019
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A health care worker at a Delaware prison infirmary is suing her former employer for alleged retaliatory firing following the death of an inmate in November. ...Read More
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