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Workers' Compensation News


Report: Co-Founder of Pond Lehocky Launches Firm 02/18/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 315 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
David Stern launched a new firm in the shadow of the Pennsylvania powerhouse claimants' firm he co-founded and that he is currently suing over what he alleges was a plan to coerce him into accepting a paltry buyout offer last year, according to a report by the ...Read More

Court Revives Injured Worker's Gross Negligence Claim Against Colleague 02/18/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals revived a worker’s negligence suit against his co-employee, finding the terms of his prior settlement of his workers’ compensation claim did not bar the action. ...Read More

Governor Eyes Merging Anti-Fraud Programs 02/18/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday announced his desire to consolidate the state’s anti-fraud efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs. ...Read More

Father Can't Assert Viable Labor Law Claim for Worker's Fatal Accident 02/18/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
New York’s highest court ruled that the father of a worker who was killed at an industrial plant cannot assert a viable Labor Law claim against the property owner. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Deadline to Rescind Denial of Claim 02/18/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that a carrier has 30 calendar days from its receipt of a petition of benefits to rescind a denial of the claim to avoid liability for an award to an injured worker. ...Read More

CWCI Schedules Training Webinar on New WCAB Rules 02/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 713 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute is holding a training webinar Feb. 20 to discuss new Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board rules that took e...Read More

Supreme Court Won't Review Suspended Physician's Challenge to Dismissal of Liens 02/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1238 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The California Supreme Court will not review a disgraced doctor’s constitutional challenge to a statutory presumption that liens filed by suspended providers are tainted by their misconduct. ...Read More

Researchers Suggest Increased Indemnity Benefits Lead to More Time Off, Higher Medical Costs 02/14/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 572 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Raising indemnity amounts can prolong the duration of claims and increase payments for medical services, according to a new study by two economics professors. ...Read More

No Viable Labor Law Claim for Worker Allegedly Injured by Falling Cabinet 02/14/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not assert a viable Labor Law claim for his alleged injuries from being struck by a falling wall cabinet. ...Read More

Guam Gov. Signs Benefit Increase, Penalty Bills 02/14/2020
State: NA | Segment: WEST | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Guam’s acting Gov. Joshua Tenorio signed into law bills that increase weekly indemnity benefits for the first time since 1989 and authorize civil penalties for employers that violate any workers’ compensation law. ...Read More
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