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Workers' Compensation News


Widow Fails to Link Alcohol to Injury, Denial of Medical Treatment 01/21/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a widow was not entitled to benefits, finding she did not prove that her husband's increased use of alcohol was related to his job injury. ...Read More

Dodrill Reminds Workers, Employers That COVID Claims May Be Compensable 01/21/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
West Virginia is not one of the states that have adopted a COVID-19 presumption law or rule, but the state insurance commissioner is reminding virus-sickened workers that they may be eligible for benefits. ...Read More

Nurse With Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Can Reopen Comp Claims 01/21/2021
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 295 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that a registered nurse should have been allowed to reopen her workers’ compensation claims for injuries from her multiple chemical sensitivity diagnosis. ...Read More

Carisk Partners Names Dr. Alana Letourneau Chief Clinical Strategy Officer 01/21/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Specialty risk transfer and care coordinator Carisk Partners announced the promotion of Dr. Alana Letourneau to chief clinical strategy officer, effective immediately. ...Read More

Mileage Reimbursement Falls to 56 Cents 01/21/2021
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 83 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 82 min read
Injured workers in Nevada who have to travel for medical appointments this year will be reimbursed at a rate of 56 cents per mile, the Workers’ Compensation Section ...Read More

House Passes Bill Extending Deadline for Mental Health Group Report 01/21/2021
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 87 min read
The Utah House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure that would extend until 2025 the deadline for the final report from a task force charged with studying the compensability of mental health claims for first responders. ...Read More

After Layoffs, Pond Lehocky Names Five as Partners 01/21/2021
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 152 min read
Eight months after Pond Lehocky Giordano, one of Pennsylvania's largest claimants' firms, laid off a quarter of its workforce, the firm has named five lawyers as partners. ...Read More

Commissioner Reminds Insurers to Pay Settlements On Time 01/21/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Claims commissioner is reminding insurance carriers and their attorneys that settlements should be paid within three weeks of approval by an administrative law judge. ...Read More

WCIRB Webinar Covers Notable Changes to 2020-21 USRP 01/20/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 514 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau says dozens of changes to classification codes in the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan could have big impacts on 2020 and 2021 policies. ...Read More

Keches Firm Says Arrangement Was Legal and Kickback Law Does Not Apply to Workers' Comp 01/20/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 664 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
One of the largest claimants' law firms in Massachusetts is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit the state attorney general filed alleging it accepted kickbacks in return for referring injured workers to a mail-order pharmacy. ...Read More
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