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Workers' Compensation News


Biden Administration Asks SCOTUS to Review Hanford Worker Presumption 09/17/2021
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
President Joe Biden’s administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2018 Washington state law that created a presumption of compensability for certain conditions suffered by federal workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation. ...Read More

WCB Says 'Fitting Fees' and 'Services Fees' Not Allowed 09/17/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
Soliciting or receiving payments from a third party for chiropractic or other health care treatment and services is not allowed, New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Chairwoman Clarissa M. Rodriguez said in a statement. ...Read More

DWC Seeks Input on Possible Rule Changes 09/17/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is asking system users for input on any rules that should be amended. Anyone recommen...Read More

Commission Approves 10% Funding Increase for Anti-Fraud Efforts in 2022-23 09/16/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s Fraud Assessment Commission on Wednesday approved a 10% increase to an employer-funded assessment that finances prosecutors who investigate workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More

DWC: No Change in TD Rates for 2022 Due to Drop in Average Weekly Wage 09/16/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maximum and minimum temporary disability rates will remain unchanged in 2022 as a result of a more than 15% drop in California's average weekly wage during what were essentially the first 12 months of the pandemic. ...Read More

High Court to Rule on Family's Entitlement to Post-Mortem Payment of Award 09/16/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
New York’s highest court will weigh in on a family’s right to the remaining payments on a worker’s nonschedule permanent partial disability award in cases of death unrelated to a job injury. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Challenge to Denial of Claim for Back Injury 09/16/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Missouri appellate court revived a worker’s challenge to a denial of her claim for a back injury, finding she satisfied the pleading requirements to present a petition for review. ...Read More

Court Allows Interlocutory Appeal From Denial of Interlocutory Appeal to CRB 09/16/2021
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals accepted an interlocutory appeal by a worker challenging his employer’s ability to have his request for an informal conference dismissed. ...Read More

Committee Accepting Applications for Comp Judges 09/16/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 0
The Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee is accepting applications to fill two vacant administrative law judge positions in the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims. ...Read More

Prosecutors Charge Woman With Comp Fraud After Surveillance 09/16/2021
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prosecutors in Connecticut say a woman has been charged with illegally collecting workers’ comp benefits after surveillance footage allegedly showed she had exaggerated the extent of her injuries, the state announced in a ...Read More
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