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Workers' Compensation News

 

DWC Posts Update to Physician, Practitioner Section of Fee Schedule 10/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule to adopt changes in the Medicare payment system. ...Read More
 
 

Nonsubscribing Employer Can Compel Worker to Arbitrate Personal Injury Claim 10/13/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Employer
A Texas appellate court ruled that a worker could be compelled to arbitrate her personal injury action against her nonsubscribing employer, since an agreement she electronically signed was not unconscionable. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim, but Court Reduces Award 10/13/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on the issue of liability on his Labor Law claim, but his award of damages should be reduced because it was excessive. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Who Pursued Comp for Dog Bite Can Proceed With Tort Claim 10/13/2021
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Delaware Superior Court ruled that the doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel did not bar a worker from pursuing a civil suit from being bitten by a dog owned by his employer. ...Read More
 
 

WCRI Releases 22nd Edition of CompScope Medical Benchmarks 10/13/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Vendor
Prescription payments have fallen rapidly in California since 2013, while in Texas, medical payments per claim increased from 2017-2019, according to the 22nd edition of the CompScope Medical Benchmarks released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Seeks Comments on Revised Forms 10/13/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is seeking comments on revisions it is considering for a handful of forms. Forms up for rev...Read More
 
 
Newsom Signs Omnibus Bill, Vetoes Expansion of Firefighter 4850 Time 10/12/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a multifaceted bill that includes provisions addressing work comp policy cancellation notice requirements and vetoed a bill that would have given California state firefighters full-pay salary continuation benefits in lieu of temporary disability. ...Read More
 
 
Report: Man Arrested After Threatening SCIF Staff 10/12/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Highway Patrol arrested a man on suspicion of making criminal threats against staff at State Compensation Insurance Fund, according to a report by the ...Read More
 
 
Restaurant Owner Sentenced for 5-Year Fraud Scheme 10/12/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced one of the owners and operators of a Thai barbecue restaurant chain operating in Los Angeles and San Francisco received a two-year suspended sentence for a payroll and sales tax fraud scheme. ...Read More
 
 
Employer Can Terminate Payments for Narcotic Medication for Worker Who Lied About Drug Use 10/12/2021
State: DE | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Delaware Superior Court ruled that an employer was entitled to discontinue its payment for narcotic painkillers medications based on an injured worker's high use of the medication and dishonesty regarding her use of marijuana. ...Read More
 
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