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Workers' Compensation News


Court Dismisses Employer's Challenge to Review Board Order 07/19/2024
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an employer’s challenge to a decision of the Benefits Review Board remanding a worker’s motion to modify his partial disability award under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

High Court Splits on IRE Doctor's Ability to Consider Conditions Not Listed on NCP 07/19/2024
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court split on whether a physician should be limited to assigning an impairment rating only for accepted work-related injuries, but it doesn't change a decision allowing the doctor to consider additional conditions. ...Read More

Worker Who Failed to Connect Neck Injury to PTSD Diagnosis Not Entitled to Reopen Claim 07/18/2024
State: WA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington Court of Appeals upheld a determination that a worker was not entitled to reopen his claim for a neck injury because he failed to prove that the accident contributed to his claimed mental health condition. ...Read More
BWC Opens Registration for Annual Medical and Health Symposium 07/18/2024
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation opened registration for its 2024 Medical & Health Symposium being held in November. The free virtual event will focus on how technology in medicine is shaping the future for injured workers and medical professionals, the bureau said...Read More

Adjuster's Miscalculation of Lien Doesn't Allow Worker to Avoid Payment 07/18/2024
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a determination that a worker was required to pay the full amount of her employer’s lien against her third-party recovery, even though the estimate was far lower than the actual amount. ...Read More

Injured Flight Paramedic Fails to Prove Entitlement to Additional Awards 07/18/2024
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld benefit awards of closed periods for an injured paramedic, finding that she failed to prove her entitlement to additional compensation. ...Read More

Employers Denied Reimbursement From Second Injury Fund Must Get Hearing 07/18/2024
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of New Hampshire ruled that an employer or insurance carrier that has been denied reimbursement from the Special Fund for Second Injuries is entitled to a hearing before the Department of Labor to challenge the decision. ...Read More

WCRI Webinar to Cover Trends in Drug Payments 07/18/2024
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is holding a 30-minute webinar Aug. 1 to discuss key findings from its study of interstate variation and trends in work comp drug payments. ...Read More

DWC Webinar to Cover Wage Statements 07/18/2024
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is holding a webinar Wednesday to cover how to complete wage statements. The division said th...Read More

Court Publishes Decision Finding Privette Doctrine Required Dismissal of Worker's Suit 07/17/2024
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court has ordered publication of its decision from last month finding that the Privette doctrine entitled the defendants in a civil suit to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claim for injuries from a fall from a ladder inside a jet fuel tank. ...Read More
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