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Workers' Compensation News


Board Doesn't Abuse Discretion in Declining to Revisit Forfeiture Penalty 01/14/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not commit an abuse of discretion in denying reconsideration of its determination that a worker had forfeited her entitlement to benefits by committing fraud. ...Read More

Court Upholds Finding of 60% Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity for Assaulted Bus Driver 01/14/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a determination that a morbidly obese bus driver had suffered a 60% loss of wage-earning capacity from his injuries in an on-the-job assault. ...Read More

NCCI: Rate Adequacy, Aging Workforce, Medical Costs Among Top Issues for 2020 01/14/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance said rate adequacy, an aging workforce and medical costs are among the top concerns of work comp industry executives heading into 2020. ...Read More

DWC to Hold Quarterly Meeting With Health Care Providers Jan. 22 01/14/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 320 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 99 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold its quarterly meeting for health care providers on Jan. 22. ...Read More

Horse Racing Industry Launches High-Deductible Comp Plan to Reduce Costs 01/14/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 838 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
New York's state's horse racing industry, stalked by high workers' compensation premiums in the past, has announced a unique, high-deductible plan designed to reduce costs. ...Read More

Budget Proposes $20M to Implement AB 5, Including $17.5M for DIR 01/13/2020
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed allocating more than $20 million to implement the new employee status test required by Assembly Bill 5, an amount nearly four times what legislative consultants projected in first-year costs. ...Read More

Knowledge of Worker's Injury Doesn't Expose Employer to Vicarious Liability 01/13/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 762 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an employer's knowledge of an employee's compensable injury was not enough to impose tort liability for a fatal car accident. ...Read More

P&T Committee Meeting Jan. 22 01/13/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
The committee empaneled to advise the California Division of Workers’ Compensation on evidence-based changes to the prescription drug formulary will discuss opioids as well as the “exempt” and “non-exempt” classifications during a Jan. 22 meeting. ...Read More

Lara Announces Appointment of Richard De La Mora to CIGA Board of Governors 01/13/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara appointed Richard De La Mora as a new insurer representative on the board of governors for the California Insurance Guarantee Association. ...Read More

Liberty Co. Insurance Brokers Hires Kimaili Davis as Claims Manager 01/13/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Liberty Co. welcomed Kimaili Davis as its new claims manager at the start of the year. ...Read More
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