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Workers' Compensation News

Industrial Commission Moves Regional Office From Elizabethtown to Wilmington 07/31/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 813 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Industrial Commission’s regional office in Elizabethtown has been moved to Wilmington, the agency said Friday. In late 2014, the commission began decentralizing its judicial staff into five regional offices throughout the state. “This move reflects a continued comm...Read More

Health Department Releases Opioid Prescribing Guidelines 07/31/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 1091 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Vermont Department of Health has released rules governing the prescribing of opioids after more than 25 meetings and conference calls with stakeholders. ...Read More

Prosecutors Announce First Plea in Frontline Medical Case 07/28/2017
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 6798 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 109 min read
A Southern California woman accused of arranging kickbacks for attorneys and others who referred workers’ compensation patients to Frontline Medical Associates has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review of 2 Self-Represented Workers' Appeals 07/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1869 | 0 | Popular with Other | 1 min read
The California Supreme Court has said it won't review of the appeals of two self-represented injured workers. The cases were Garci...Read More

States Without Fee Schedule Still Highest Priced; N.C. Moves Up in Rankings 07/28/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2442 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
An update to its workers’ comp fee schedule in mid-2015 has propelled North Carolina up seven places in a state-by-state ranking of the cost of medical professional services, released Thursday by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Employer Can't Get Reimbursement from Carrier for Benefits Paid on Non-Compensable Claim 07/28/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 1821 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Industrial Helicopters voluntarily paid workers' compensation benefits to its employee Tommie Hebert after he fell from one its helicopters while trying to net deer in Mexico, but it can't get that money back from its workers' compensation carrier. ...Read More

NCCI Proposes Fifth Straight Rate Decrease Since 2011 Reforms 07/28/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 2471 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance is recommending a 10.9% rate decrease effective Jan. 1 because of improved experience in policy year 2015 by Illinois insurers and declining lost-time claim frequency. ...Read More

Court Rejects Family's Tort Claims Against Property Owner for Death of Oil Rig Worker 07/28/2017
Source: workCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1323 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that the family of an oil rig worker did not have a viable claim against a property owner for the worker’s fatal accident. ...Read More

Supreme Court Says Trooper Wasn't Entitled to Evaluation Before Benefits Ended 07/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1202 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the state Highway Patrol Retirement System Board had no legal duty to conduct a physical capacity evaluation before terminating an officer’s disability retirement benefits. ...Read More

Chubb Doubles Profit in First Half of Year 07/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1128 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The property and casualty insurer Chubb Ltd. has reported net income of $1.3 billion in the second quarter, up 80% from $726 million in the same quarter last year. ...Read More
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