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Workers' Compensation News


Fee Schedule Changes to Be Posted Jan. 27, Commission Says 12/06/2019
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
If stakeholders are wondering what's happening with the Oklahoma medical fee schedule review, the Workers' Compensation Commission says it still has a few months to go before posting the fees. ...Read More

DWC Re-Adopts Range of Rules 12/06/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation announced this week that it has re-adopted all rules in the Texas Administrative Code, Chapters 102-116. ...Read More

Department Approves 1.6% Drop in Loss Costs 12/06/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 45 min read
The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance has agreed with a rating organization's recommendation for a 1.6% average decrease in loss costs for 2020. ...Read More

Indicted, Suspended Providers Received Higher Share of Medical Payments 12/05/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Indicted providers and those suspended from California’s workers’ compensation system following fraud convictions tended to treat more injured workers, provide more services and receive a higher share of medical payments for complex and expensive office visits, according to a new repo...Read More

Report Shows High Number of Comp Claims From Violence Against Health Care Workers 12/05/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A new study by the Massachusetts Department of Health shows that health care continues to be one of the most dangerous types of work in the state, and violence against health workers is one of the leading causes of injuries. ...Read More

Worker's Fatal Accident Can't Be Attributed to Gross Negligence of Colleague 12/05/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld judgment notwithstanding a jury verdict finding that a worker’s death was caused by the grossly negligent conduct of his colleague. ...Read More

Court Rejects Railway's Claims of Instructional Error 12/05/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a jury’s $3.5 million verdict in favor of an injured railway employee for his injuries from a collision between a train and a disabled vehicle. ...Read More

Woman Convicted of Workers' Compensation Fraud 12/05/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
An Arlington woman was sentenced to probation by a Travis County district court for workers’ compensation fraud. Sharon Boachie received workers...Read More

Roofing Contractor Cited for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards 12/05/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
Martin Davila, of Davila Construction, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing employees to fall hazards at three Missouri job sites. ...Read More

Insurers, Agents Must Report Suspected Fraud or Lose License, Commissioner Says 12/05/2019
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 16 min read
With payroll fraud and employee misclassification on the rise, the West Virginia insurance commissioner is reminding insurers and agents that they are required to report suspected fraud. ...Read More
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