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Workers' Compensation News


Ironworker's Labor Law Claim for Trash Bin Mishap Partially Reinstated 07/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived an injured ironworker’s Labor Law claim for injuries he allegedly sustained when a trash bin fell on his foot. ...Read More

Court Rejects Defendant's Challenge to Restitution Order 07/09/2020
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals rejected a criminal defendant’s constitutional challenges to an order requiring him to pay restitution to a workers’ compensation insurance carrier. ...Read More

Second Injury Fund Has Liability for PTD Worker's Asymptomatic Pre-Existing Conditions 07/09/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 201 min read
A Missouri appellate court upheld an award of benefits from the state Second Injury Fund for a permanently and totally disabled worker’s pre-existing but asymptomatic conditions. ...Read More

Recession, Unemployment Will Cut Written Premium Sharply, Moody's Says 07/09/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 335 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The coronavirus recession will likely have a much bigger impact on employment and on workers' compensation written premium than did the Great Recession of 2009, Moody's Investors Service said in a research ...Read More

Labor, Minority Groups Want Action on Presumption Bills 07/09/2020
State: NA | Segment: NORTH | 517 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
Worker and minority advocates in two Northeast states hit hard by the pandemic are calling for action on presumption bills for essential workers. ...Read More

Self-Insurers' Security Fund Approves $6.5 Billion for 2020-21 Alternative Program 07/08/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 370 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The board of trustees for the California Self-Insurers' Security Fund has approved the 2020-21 Alternative Secur...Read More

Workers' Comp Data: 7 of 10 COVID Claims in State Approved​ 07/08/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
About 71% of Oregon’s workers’ compensation claims for exposure to COVID-19 have been approved, according to numbers provided by the state Workers’ Compensation Division and Northwest Workers’ Justice Project. ...Read More

NYCIRB Report Suggests COVID Claims Could Be Fewer Than Once Feared 07/08/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
COVID-19 workers' compensation cases through mid-June could result in hundreds of claims that will cost New York insurers more than $75 million in hospitalization expenses, according to research from the state's rating board. ...Read More

Deputy Sheriff Denied Benefits for PTSD Allegedly Caused by Internal Investigation 07/08/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a deputy sheriff’s claim for benefits for an alleged psychological injury from the stress of being subjected to an internal affairs investigation. ...Read More

WCD Proposes Rules to Adopt COVID-19 Procedure Codes 07/08/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division proposed temporary regulations to allow the use of new COVID-19 procedure codes while it goes through the formal process of adopting the codes through permanent rules. ...Read More
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