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Workers' Compensation News

 

WCB Extends Comment Period on Proposed Fee Schedule Changes 09/20/2021
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board issued a supplemental notice of proposed changes to its Medical Fee Schedule and said it is extending the public comment period until Oct. 11. ...Read More
 
 

Benefits to Increase 5.1% on Oct. 1 09/20/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will increase maximum temporary income benefits by 5.1% to $1,058 from $1,007, effective Oct. 1. ...Read More
 
 

Alleged Employer Doesn't Get Attorney Fees for Successful Challenge 09/20/2021
State: ND | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Dakota Supreme Court upheld a finding that a roustabout provider did not have an employment relationship with a group of workers but ruled that the company was not entitled to attorney fees after successfully challenging a contrary decision.  ...Read More
 
 

Officer Can't Claim Presumption for Hypertension 09/20/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Florida appellate court ruled that evidence precluded a law enforcement officer's claim of industrial causation for high blood pressure. ...Read More
 
 

No Unemployment Benefits for Worker Who Resigned as Part of Comp Settlement 09/20/2021
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld a denial of unemployment benefits to a school custodian who resigned as part of the settlement deal for his workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More
 
 

CWCI: Average Med-Legal Payment Increased 67% Under New Fee Schedule 09/17/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported that average payments for all comprehensive medical-legal evaluations climbed 67% under the new fee schedule that was approved earlier this year, more than double the increase the Division of Workers’ Compensation predicted. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Injured Worker's Claim Against Property Owner, Finds Privette Doctrine Inapplicable 09/17/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court revived a worker’s claims against a property owner for injuries from a fall from an elevated platform but upheld the dismissal of claims against a tenant. ...Read More
 
 

WCIRB Governing Committee Meets Wednesday 09/17/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California Governing Committee will review pending regulatory, legislative and judicial actions during a public meeting Wednesday. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Flub in Serving DWC Voids Trial Court Judgment 09/17/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial court judgment was void because a worker failed to serve his proposed judgment on the Division of Workers’ Compensation 30 days before it was signed. ...Read More
 
 

Employer Has Right to Select Worker's New Doctor 09/17/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Florida appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to select a new treatment provider after a judge ruled that the first doctor was too far from the worker’s home. ...Read More
 
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