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Workers' Compensation News


WCRI: Early Manual Therapy for Low-Back Pain Associated With Lower Medical Costs 09/16/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers with low-back pain who received manual therapy within two weeks of physical therapy had lower medical costs and fewer days away from work than those who received manual therapy later, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

WCIRB: Frictional Costs Decline, but Comp Expenses Still Dwarf Other States 09/15/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
Frictional costs in California's workers' comp system have declined in recent years, but they remain much higher than any other comp jurisdiction or state benefit-delivery system, according to researchers from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Committee Finds No Misconduct in 27 Ethics Complaints Resolved in 2020 09/15/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ethics Advisory Committee found no misconduct in any of the 27 complaints against California workers’ compensation judges it resolved in 2020, according to a report released Tuesday. ...Read More

Workers' Compensation Section Sets Orientation Training 09/15/2021
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding a basic orientation training session Sept. 23 online via Webex. The free session c...Read More

WCC Revises Safety Protocols for Hearings, Conferences 09/15/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission announced revised safety protocols for hearings, informal conferences and delivery of mail and other packages. ...Read More

Firm Fails to State Viable Claim Against Commission 09/15/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a law firm failed to state a viable claim against the Workers’ Compensation Commission for its failure to inform the firm about a hearing to approve a settlement. ...Read More

Res Judicata Doesn't Bar Worker's Request to Reopen 09/15/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the doctrine of res judicata did not bar a worker’s request to reopen her claim based on a worsening condition. ...Read More

B.J. Dougherty Named COO of Accuro Solutions 09/15/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Legal
B.J. Dougherty has joined Accuro Solutions as chief operating officer, the medical bill review and provider payment technology company announced on Tuesday. ...Read More

Court Sets Aside PTD Award to Worker for Repetitive Trauma Claim 09/15/2021
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Court of Appeals set aside an award of permanent total disability benefits to a sign installer, finding his repetitive work activities caused only his wrist condition, not his shoulder condition. ...Read More

High Court Says Qualcomm Not Liable for Severe Burns Suffered by Contractor's Employee 09/14/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court said Qualcomm Inc. owed no duty to a contractor’s employee who suffered third-degree burns after he triggered an arc flash from a circuit that he did not know was live. ...Read More
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