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Workers' Compensation News


WCIRB: Frequency, Costs Significantly Higher in SoCal 12/02/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 576 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
Indemnity claim frequency is significantly higher in the Los Angeles basin and significantly lower in the San Francisco area after controlling for regional differences in wages and industrial mix, according to a ...Read More

DWC Suspends 13 Providers 12/02/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1818 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation suspended 13 providers, including six physicians no longer licensed to practice medicine, and a businessperson who was convicted of fraud. ...Read More

Reports on Drug Costs, Opioid Use Could Amplify Calls for Formulary 12/02/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 320 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
Two new reports show that drug costs and opioid prescriptions for injured workers in Louisiana continue to outpace national averages, information that is sure to fan the flames for a drug formulary in the state. ...Read More

Arena Football League Folds, Cites Substantial Liabilities 12/02/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 625 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Less than a month after the Arena Football League announced it was suspending operations to figure out how to address financial issues, including a lawsuit demanding $2.4 million for workers’ compensation coverage, the AFL on Wednesday said it filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and is shutting down...Read More

Firefighter's Predisposition for Heart Disease Doesn't Bar Presumption 12/02/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Nevada Court of Appeals ruled that a firefighter was eligible for a statutory presumption that his heart attack was work-related even though he failed to correct the conditions that predisposed him to heart disease. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Benefits, Fees, Penalties for Worker Injured in Explosion 12/02/2019
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits, fees and penalties to a worker who suffered injuries in an explosion in 2018. Case:...Read More

Worker Can't Proceed With Labor Law Claim Against Relatives 12/02/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not proceed with a lawsuit against his mother, aunt and cousin for damages from falling from a ladder. ...Read More

MEMIC Hires Safety Management Consultant, Corporate Risk Officer 12/02/2019
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 227 min read
Maine’s MEMIC Group appointed Jason LaCrosse as safety management consultant and James Romano as vice president/corporate risk officer. LaCro...Read More

DWC Approves Rules for Military Hospital Billing Disputes 12/02/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
The Texas insurance commissioner has given final approval to rules that govern reimbursement and billing disputes that arise when injured workers are treated at military medical facilities. ...Read More

16 Arrested in Sting Operation for Comp Fraud 12/02/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 837 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A sting operation in Florida has led to the arrest of another 16 contractors allegedly working without a license and without workers' compensation insurance, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said this week. ...Read More
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