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Workers' Compensation News


Assembly Committee Approves Hand, Foot Benefit Improvements 12/13/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A bill that would increase benefits and the duration of benefits for the loss of fingers, toes, a hand or a foot — approved by the state Senate one year ago — has now passed an Assembly committee. ...Read More

Regulatory Relief Bill for Small Businesses Sent to Governor 12/13/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A bill designed to give small businesses a break on first-time regulatory violations is on its way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, six months after it was approved by the New York Legislature. ...Read More

Staffing Firm Owner Convicted of Premium Fraud to Pay $944,000 in Restitution 12/12/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The owner of a staffing firm who was charged with premium fraud and pleaded no contest to a felony insurance fraud charge was ordered to pay $944,000 in restitution to California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund, according to a report by the ...Read More

Employment Test Takes Center Stage in Legislative Debate 12/12/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 543 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 124 min read
New York lawmakers appear to be moving ahead with legislation that would bring a California-like employment test to the Empire State, and workers' compensation concerns are proving to be at the heart of the thorny issue. ...Read More

Auxiliary Police Officer Can't Pursue Civil Remedy for Car Accident Injuries 12/12/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an auxiliary police officer could not proceed with a civil suit for his injuries from a car accident that occurred in the course of his volunteer work. ...Read More

Worker Remains Entitled to PTD Award After Disallowance of PTSD Claim 12/12/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that the Industrial Commission did not commit an abuse of discretion in declining to vacate an award of permanent total disability benefits to a worker after a judge ruled that one of the man's psychological conditions underlying the claim was not compensabl...Read More

State Representative Joins Claimants' Firm BG Law 12/12/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 1 min read
Missouri state Rep. Wes Rogers joined BG Law as workers’ compensation attorney of counsel, the firm announced. ...Read More

Rule Review Means Changes to Opioid Prescribing Regs 12/12/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 150 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is accepting public comments on changes to a range of rules, including those regarding health care providers, the drug formulary and reimbursement for opioid-based medication. ...Read More

Worker's Delay in Reporting Injury, Seeking Treatment Not Fatal to Claim 12/12/2019
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award for a solar panel assembly worker despite her failure to immediately report her injury or seek treatment. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Workers' Fee Awards as Unreasonably Low 12/12/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court overturned an award of fees to two injured workers as unreasonably low. Case: Rusch v. Southeast Alas...Read More
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