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Workers' Compensation News


DWC Adopts Rule Requiring Utilization Reviewers to Be in Same Specialty 01/26/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation gave final approval to a rule requiring utilization review and peer review doctors to be in the same or similar specialty as the treating physician. ...Read More

Commission Approves Rule Allowing Rule Modification for Emergency Orders 01/26/2021
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 167 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission now has the authority to modify its rules to conform with emergency orders from the state's chief justice. ...Read More

WCAB Commissioners Make Progress on Case Backlog, Advocate for Better Communication 01/25/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 729 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
As the COVID-19 pandemic nears its one-year milestone in the U.S., commissioners at the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board say they’ve used their lockdown time to chip away at a years-long case backlog. ...Read More

WCIRB's C&R Committee Meets Feb. 2 01/25/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) Classification and Rating Committee will meet via webinar teleconference at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 2. ...Read More

DWC Posts Adjustments to OMFS for Pathology and Clinical Labs 01/25/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the Pathology and Clinical Laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to relevant 2021 changes in the Medicare payment system. ...Read More

NCCI: Slow Recovery, Permanent Layoffs, Drop in Premium for 2021 01/25/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
If 2020 was tough on workers' compensation premium, 2021 may not be much better, thanks to long-term economic shifts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Council on Compensation Insurance said in a report. ...Read More

Court Dismisses Ironworker's Labor Law Claims 01/25/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of an ironworker’s Labor Law claims based on his fall into a hole. Case: ...Read More

Worker Can Pursue Labor Law Claim for Boiler Valve Mishap 01/25/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived a worker’s Labor Law claims based on alleged injuries he sustained while replacing a boiler steam valve. ...Read More

Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to Timeliness of CT Claim 01/25/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an assembly line worker’s claim for benefits for cumulative trauma was timely filed. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Denies Benefits for Man Whose Legs 'Gave Out' 01/25/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 190 min read
A divided West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a worker who allegedly suffered injuries when his legs gave out failed to prove his injuries were the result of his work. ...Read More
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