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Workers' Compensation News


Pure Premiums Will Drop 9.3% Effective Jan. 1 10/16/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The state has approved a 9.3% decrease to pure premiums for 2018, bringing to 45% the cumulative decrease in workers’ compensation costs since 2011, the state Workers’ Compensation Agency says. ...Read More

Bill Would Bar Benefits for Undocumented Workers 10/16/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A House Republican is attempting again to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System 10/13/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday it has suspended three more medical providers from participating in the workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended to 49.  ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board 10/13/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 663 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors for the State Compensation Insurance Fund is fine as it is and there is no reason to mandate the appointment of a representative for small businesses, California Gov. Jerry Brown said in a veto message for ...Read More

San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges 10/13/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty to charges that he lied about the extent of a back injury to collect $57,000 in workers’ compensation benefits, according to a ...Read More

Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court will not be disturbing a recent Court of Appeal decisions on the compensability of a worker’s injuries when traveling between job sites, nor a second case denying benefits to worker for a skin condition caused by sun exposure. ...Read More

Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries 10/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 723 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fastening down loose rugs, providing safety goggles and taking other steps to reduce workplace hazards are not the only things employers should be thinking about in improving worker safety. ...Read More

Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules 10/13/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 694 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former Florida Judge of Compensation Claims Gerardo Castiello is on a mission to prove his de facto dismissal from the bench was made in error. ...Read More

Office of Injured Employee Counsel Opposes Crackdown on Compounds 10/13/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state agency that helps injured workers navigate the workers’ compensation system opposes a proposal to require preauthorization for all compounded medications. ...Read More
Mitchell Invests in Telehealth Company 10/13/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Mitchell, a provider of technology and information services for the property and casualty industry, has invested in telehealth company Consumer Health Connections. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed. Consumer Health Connections builds cloud-based t...Read More
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