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Workers' Compensation News


Failure to Provide Dates for Objections Sinks Review Application 04/01/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court said an employer’s failure to identify when it objected to a ruling warranted denial of its application for review. ...Read More

BWC Wants to Reward Self-Insured Companies That Pay Assessments Electronically 04/01/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 95 min read
Self-insurers in Ohio could soon receive rebates on their assessments for the guaranty fund if they pay electronically, according to a rule change proposed this week. ...Read More

CFO Orders State to Process Comp Claims From Some Virus-Sickened State Workers 04/01/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Florida's chief financial officer has ordered a state agency to relax its objections and to begin processing workers' compensation claims from frontline state employees who are diagnosed with COVID-19. ...Read More

N.Y. WC Board Extends Paid Leave to Virus Care; Other States Adjust Hearing Rules 04/01/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
From New York to Florida, states have announced new rules in an effort to keep up with the demands of the coronavirus and its effects on society. ...Read More

DWC Offers Guidance on Remote Exams; Firm Drops Legal Threat but Says Changes Needed 03/31/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1533 | 4 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The California Division of Workers' Compensation over the weekend said it may be beneficial for parties to allow telehealth for medical-legal evaluations during the COVID-19 outbreak when an in-person physical examination is not necessary. ...Read More
DWC Adopts Codes for COVID-19 03/31/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 819 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted cause-of-injury and nature-of-injury codes for COVID-19 claims reporting. The Workers’ Compensation Information System was modified to accept the new cause-of-injury code “83” for pandemics and new nature-of-...Read More

Virus Downtime May Be a Chance for Employers to Upgrade to Safer Equipment 03/31/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
With employers across the country facing unprecedented downtime, ergonomic experts suggest that this may be an opportunity to consider retooling workplaces with equipment that can reduce injuries and comp claims. ...Read More

Split Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for 2nd Injury 03/31/2020
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 234 min read
A divided Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that an autoworker was not entitled to benefits for the second of his two alleged back injuries. ...Read More

Bill Would Create Conclusive Presumption for COVID-19 03/31/2020
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 246 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 68 min read
Alaska lawmakers over the weekend passed a bill that would create a conclusive presumption that COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is an occupational disease for first responders and health care providers. ...Read More

Settlement of Prior Claim Reduces Award for Later Injury 03/31/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 50 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld a decision in which settlement of a prior claim was used to reduce a worker’s award for a later injury. ...Read More
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