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Workers' Compensation News

 

Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law, Negligence Claims for Slip on Ice 07/08/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could proceed with his Labor Law and negligence claims based on his slip and fall on ice at a construction site. ...Read More
 
 

Registration Open for Annual Governor's Conference 07/08/2020
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 194 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is hosting its annual Governor’s Conference in a virtual setting Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. The work...Read More
 
 

Mom Cannot Proceed With Tort Suit for Death of 14-Year-Old Son at Farm 07/08/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 34 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a mother’s tort claim for the death of her 14-year-old son who was illegally employed at a farm. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds VSSR Award, Clarifies Who Qualifies as Machine 'Operator' 07/08/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld an award of enhanced benefits to a worker who was injured by his employer’s violation of a specific safety requirement. ...Read More
 
 

Hopke Confirmed as Latest Comp Judge 07/08/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 220 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
The New Jersey Senate confirmed claimants' attorney Fred Hopke as a workers' compensation judge, his firm announced Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

Some In-Person Hearings Resume, but Face Coverings Required 07/08/2020
State: NA | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Compensation agencies in five states announced updates to protocols for meetings and hearings as the coronavirus pandemic continues. ...Read More
 
 

Comments Close for DWC Pharma Fee Schedule; Dispensing Fee Remains Point of Contention 07/07/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The public comment period for the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s latest Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule proposal ended Friday, with the possible elimination of the physician dispensing fee being a sticking point among some stakeholders. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Updates Pathology and Laboratory, DMEPOS Fee Schedules 07/07/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted Medicare’s changes into the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule as well as the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies section. ...Read More
 
 

Conservator for Injured Worker Can't Assess Attorney Fees Against Comp Carrier 07/07/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 771 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 135 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a probate court lacked jurisdiction to hear a conservator’s motion to assess attorney fees against the workers’ compensation insurance carrier for the conservatee’s employer. ...Read More
 
 

NCOIL, NAIC, Other Groups Clash Over Insurance Rules, Rate Methods 07/07/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A disagreement between two national insurance regulatory associations has boiled over into the national spotlight, with racial overtones and potential implications for how workers' compensation premiums could one day be determined. ...Read More
 
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