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Workers' Compensation News


Court Rejects Worker's Challenge to Completion of Application 03/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court rejected a worker’s challenge to a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board that denied his application for review as incomplete. ...Read More

Worker's Failure to File Notice of Appeal Precludes Challenge to WCB's Fraud Finding 03/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not challenge the Workers’ Compensation Board’s determination that he had committed fraud because he did not file a notice of appeal. ...Read More

Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates Hosting Second COVID-19 Webinar 03/31/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Illinois-based workers’ compensation defense firm Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates is hosting a webinar Wednesday covering more issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More

WILG's Open Letter Asks for Comp Coverage for Stricken Health and Safety Workers 03/31/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A national injured worker advocacy group has penned an open letter to governors and lawmakers, asking them to ensure that first responders and medical workers can receive benefits if they contract the COVID-19 disease. ...Read More

First Responders, Lawmaker Hope Governor Can Order COVID-19 Presumption 03/31/2020
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 38 min read
First responders in South Carolina, like their counterparts in Florida and Minnesota, are urging the governor to issue an order making COVID-19 illness compensable. ...Read More

Louisiana Orders Moratorium on Policy Cancellations; Other States Postpone Meetings 03/31/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
State regulators continue to make changes to schedules, hearings and rules to manage the social distancing required by the coronavirus outbreak. Here's a look at recent actions in the eastern half of the country: ...Read More

DWC Postpones MTUS Hearing, Adopts COVID-19 Testing Codes 03/30/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday postponed a hearing scheduled to start at 10 a.m. today and adopted COVID-19 testing codes. ...Read More

DWC Educational Conference Now Scheduled for June 03/30/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation will hold its annual Educational Conference at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott June 22-23. ...Read More

Supreme Court Rules WC Carrier Liable for Miners' Asbestos Claims 03/30/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: MT | Segment: Top | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Montana Supreme Court ruled that a workers’ compensation carrier is liable for claims filed by employees who developed lung disease while working in a mine decades ago. ...Read More

First Responders Demand That Governors Order Comp Coverage for Quarantine 03/30/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 664 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
With first responders and health workers now testing positive for COVID-19, their unions and attorneys in Florida and Minnesota are urging governors to order that they be covered by workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More
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