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Workers' Compensation News


Worker Gets Summary Judgment for Fall From Ladder 02/19/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to a worker for his Labor Law claim based on a fall from an unsecured ladder. ...Read More

Court Upholds Verdict for Worker on Labor Law Claim 02/19/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a favorable verdict on his Labor Law claim and that he was entitled to post-judgment relief. ...Read More

Former Fire Captain Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud 02/19/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A former captain with the San Antonio Fire Department was sentenced to two years of probation and one year of psychiatric counseling after pleading guilty to fraud for forging a supervisor's signature on insurance claims that said he was unable to work because of an injury, according to a ...Read More

Bill Would Provide Portable Benefits to Gig Workers — at a Cost to Employers 02/19/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 235 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 57 min read
A bill now in a Senate committee would provide portable benefits, including workers' compensation coverage, under a plan not unlike New York's Black Car Fund or federal Social Security. ...Read More

DWC Launches Pilot Project for Electronic Submission of Doctor's First Report 02/18/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation said it launched an electronic filing pilot program for doctors’ first reports of injuries. ...Read More

Cook Accused of Fraud Over Injuries Sustained From Horseplay 02/18/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 715 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The California Department of Insurance announced that a cook was arrested on multiple felony fraud counts for filing a workers’ compensation claim for injuries he sustained while wrestling with a coworker. ...Read More

Committees Pass Measure to Amend Weekly Wage Calculation 02/18/2020
By: Tonika Reed (Reporter)
State: HI | Segment: Top | 198 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
A pair of Hawaii legislative committees last week passed a bill that would change the method for calculating average weekly wages by removing a provision requiring consideration only of earnings at the time of the injury. ...Read More

Committee Schedules Hearing on Licensed Nurse Bill 02/18/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Florida lawmakers are scheduled to hear testimony today on a bill that would authorize an employer or workers’ compensation carrier to use a licensed nurse registry to provide attendant care services for an injured worker. ...Read More

Measures Propose to Define Employee, Create Presumptions and Finance Old Fund 02/18/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Lawmakers in West Virginia this year will hear measures that would create a 20-factor test to decide whether a person is an employee covered by workers’ compensation, add three types of cancer to the list of conditions presumed to arise out of employment for firefighters and allow the insur...Read More

Bills Would Allow PTSD Claims by First Responders 02/18/2020
State: NA | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Bills introduced in Alabama and South Carolina would allow first responders in both states to receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More
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