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Workers' Compensation News

DWC Steps Up Its Spanish-Language Outreach to Injured Workers 03/17/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 204 | 0
To better serve Spanish-speaking injured workers, the California Division of Workers' Compensation plans to hold seminars Thursday in Northern and Southern California to help explain how the state's workers' compensation system works.The division Tuesday announced new partner...Read More
DWC Adopts Rules on Non-Dependent Parent Death Benefits 03/17/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 187 | 0
Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon has adopted amended rules regarding a non-dependent parent’s eligibility for death benefits in the state's workers’ compensation system, the Division of Workers' Compensation announced Tuesday.Bordelon adopted ...Read More
DWC: March 31 is Deadline to Register for High-Cost Payments 03/16/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 402 | 0
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has released a reminder of a March 31 deadline for facilities seeking to be paid for high-cost outlier cases.Facilities must file a written election using DWC Form 15 “Election for High Cost Outlier,” contained in section...Read More
Department Posts Proposed Comp Surcharge Settlement 03/16/2010
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has agreed to refund $3.3 million to business owners who paid surcharges to support its operations in the past six years, under a proposed agreement that would settle a 2004 class-action lawsuit filed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.T...Read More
Division Changes Hearing Locations for Clay and Platte Counties 03/16/2010
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 174 | 0
The Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation announced changes in locations effective April 1 for all new cases and existing open cases in Clay and Platte counties. Cases originating in Clay County, based on injury location ZIP code, will be under the jurisdiction of the division&#...Read More
Dodd Vows to Break Deadlock with GOP over Regulatory Reform 03/15/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 133 | 0
Sen. Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, said Thursday he will bring his version of financial regulatory reform to the committee today without Republican consensus.The Connecticut Democrat said the package is a submitted for initial proposals ...Read More
Department Touts Video Conferencing for Mediations 03/12/2010
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 109 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has issued a notice encouraging employers to make use of its free mediation services -- which now include the option of video conferencing -- to parties in workers' compensation disputes.The department said that "while the most effective...Read More
DWC: Federal Law Prompted Proposed Air Ambulance Exemption 03/11/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
By Greg Griggs, Editorgreg@workcompcentral.comThe California Division of Workers' Compensation, threatened with a potential lawsuit, has seen the merit of a legal argument that air ambulance companies should ...Read More
DIA Allows Online Payments for FROI Fines and Referral Fees 03/11/2010
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 184 | 0
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) said that, as of last Friday, stakeholders can pay referral fees and fines for late filing of first reports of injury online.The service works in conjunction with DIA's online debit and credit-card service, which the departme...Read More
Deadline Looms on CompSource Sale Legislation 03/09/2010
State: OK | Segment: Top | 332 | 0
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau Chiefbillkidd@texas.netSupporters of legislation to sell – or privatize – CompSource Oklahoma are working to meet Thursday’s deadline for bills to clear the chamber of the legisla...Read More
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