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Workers' Compensation News


Rand Finds Half of Eligible Workers Applying for RTW Benefits, Recommends Automatic Payment 03/29/2018
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3105 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
More than 28,000 permanently disabled workers in California received a $5,000 check from the Return-to-Work Supplement Program created by Senate Bill 863, but that represents slightly more than half of those who are eligible, according to a ...Read More
DWC Updates Durable Medical Equipment Section of Fee Schedule 03/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 851 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation incorporated into the durable medical equipment section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule changes that were made in the Medicare payment system. The division ...Read More

Uber's Offer of Accident Insurance to Drivers Is OK, Judge Rules 03/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1617 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
Uber Technologies Inc. has moved closer to ending class claims over its failure to provide workers’ compensation coverage. The ride-finding compan...Read More

Two First-Responder Bills Sent to Study Commissions 03/29/2018
By: Carrie Miller (correspondent)
State: NH | Segment: Top | 766 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 160 min read
Two first responder-related workers’ compensation bills in New Hampshire seem headed for study commissions. As proposed, one would have m...Read More

Bill Would Let Agency Investigate WC Fraud Against Self-Insureds 03/29/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MD | Segment: Top | 919 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Under Maryland law, insurance carriers must report workers' compensation fraud to the state Insurance Administration, and the Administration’s Fraud Division investigates. But self-insured groups such as cities, counties, school districts and some large companies have had little choice ...Read More

County of Worker's Residence Was Proper Venue for Comp Claim 03/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 752 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a worker was properly allowed to proceed with his comp claim against his employer in the county where he resides, as opposed to the county where his alleged injury occurred. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Proper Apportionment of Impairment 03/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 679 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a carrier could apportion the impairment for a worker’s loss of grip strength between her compensable hand injury and a shoulder injury for which the carrier had denied liability. ...Read More

Worker Struck by Rebar Failed to Prove Cervical Spine Injury 03/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 713 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 279 min read
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that a factory worker failed to prove he had suffered a compensable injury to his cervical spine when he was struck by a piece of rebar. ...Read More

Industrial Commission to Discuss 2018 Goals at Meeting 03/29/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 862 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Members of the Industrial Commission of Arizona will discuss their goals for 2018 during a meeting today in Lake Havasu City. The commission is s...Read More
Senate Postpones Final Vote on Gig Economy Bill 03/29/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 1068 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
It will likely come down to the wire tonight for a bill that would classify marketplace platform workers as independent contractors. ...Read More
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