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Workers' Compensation News


DWC Extends Deadline on COVID Data Call 01/19/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has expanded the time frame for a COVID-19 comp claims data call. The division said in a bu...Read More

DWC to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed COVID-19 Update to Drug Formulary 01/15/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing next month to discuss a proposed COVID-19-related update to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule, according to a news release. ...Read More

Bill Would Require Licensed Contractors to Carry Comp Coverage 01/15/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 624 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require all California contractors to purchase workers’ compensation insurance regardless of whether they claim employees. ...Read More

Reports Show Deep Impact of COVID on Claims, Premium 01/15/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1357 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
Two new national reports shed light on 2020 and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workers' compensation industry. First, ne...Read More

DMEC Announces Two New Board Members 01/15/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 759 min read
The Disability Management Employer Coalition announced the addition of two board members, Francis P. Alvarez and Jeff Oldham. Alvarez is a principa...Read More

Hospital Employee Gets Benefits for Assault Injuries 01/15/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a hospital employee who was assaulted as she left work is entitled to benefits. Case: ...Read More

Bus Driver Fails to Prove Continuing Disability From Deep Vein Thrombosis 01/15/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a bus driver with deep vein thrombosis failed to prove a continuing causally related disability entitling her to additional benefits. ...Read More

Treatment Provider Waits Too Long to Challenge Reduction of Bill for Services 01/15/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a treatment provider’s claim for additional payment was subject to summary dismissal as untimely. ...Read More

NYPD Sgt. Fraudulently Obtained 9/11 Benefits, Justice Department Says 01/15/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York City police sergeant has been charged after allegedly filing false claims in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to the ...Read More

Specific Loss Benefits Subject to Subrogation Lien 01/15/2021
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the specific loss benefits payable to a worker’s daughter are subject to the employer’s subrogation lien. ...Read More
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