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Workers' Compensation News


Tyson Foods Begins Widespread Virus Testing of Meat Workers 08/03/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Tyson Foods, facing workers' compensation claims and negligence lawsuits, announced plans to start testing thousands of meat-processing workers for the coronavirus. ...Read More

Legislature Sends Presumption Bill to Governor 08/03/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 60 min read
A COVID-19 presumption bill is now on the governor's desk after the New Jersey Legislature approved a bill penned by Senate President and labor union executive Stephen Sweeney. ...Read More

Amended Bill Would Provide CIGA Coverage for Out-of-State Injuries 07/31/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
The California Insurance Guarantee Association would pay workers’ compensation benefits to state residents injured while working in another state for an employer that had coverage through an insurer that has since become insolvent, under a recently amended bill. ...Read More

WCC Panel: Confusion Reigns Over Proposed CMS Penalties for Reporting Discrepancies 07/31/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
When it comes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed civil penalties for reporting errors, a group of experts agreed on one thing Wednesday: There are still more questions than answers. ...Read More

Labor Spreads Lies That Insurers Aren't Paying COVID Claims, Insurance Exec Says 07/31/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 883 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Insurance carrier representatives at a national conference Thursday accused organized labor and claimants' attorneys of spreading misleading information about the number of COVID-19 workers' compensation claims that have been denied by insurers. ...Read More

Court Revives Unpaid Premium Dispute 07/31/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Tennessee Court of Appeals revived a dispute for unpaid premiums between an insurance carrier and a roofing company due to the company’s use of an uninsured subcontractor. ...Read More

Injured Worker Waits Too Long to File Malpractice Suit Against Doctor 07/31/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker waited too long to file a malpractice action against the doctor who had treated her work injures. ...Read More

Court Won't Review Finding of Employment Relationship Between Caregiver, Patient's Daughter 07/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a determination that an employer-employee relationship existed between an in-home caregiver and her patient’s daughter was not subject to review until all the substantive issues of the claim had been resolved. ...Read More

Subcontractor Can't Seek Indemnification for Damages Paid to Workers 07/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a subcontractor could not seek common-law indemnification from the general contractor overseeing a construction project where two employees were injured.  ...Read More

Family Hopes Landmark Comp Case Will Help Son Attend College 07/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 236 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 99 min read
The family at the center of a potential landmark workers' compensation case is hoping a favorable high court ruling will help the deceased worker's son afford college tuition and, someday, start a business. ...Read More
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