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Workers' Compensation News

 
Accused Agent Said His Wife Handled Policies That Were Never Placed 11/25/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Georgia insurance agent told a state investigator that he was aware that some workers' compensation and other insurance premiums paid to his agency had not made their way to carriers. ...Read More
 
 

Auditor: QME Shortage Delaying Claims; Some State Agencies Overpaying for Comp 11/22/2019
By: Greg Jones (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
A lack of available medical evaluators resulted in the automatic denial of claims some state workers filed, delaying benefits by an average of four months, according to a new report by California state Auditor Elaine Howle. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Announces 2020 Audit Standards 11/22/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 358 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 172 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that Profile Audit Review and Full Compliance Audit standards will tighten again in 2020. ...Read More
 
 

No Payment Due to Interpreter Service That Didn't Request Review of Invoice 11/22/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1031 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 98 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier is off the hook for paying the bills of an interpretation service due to the provider’s failure to comply with procedures for payment of liens. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Worker's Claims of Conspiracy to Defraud Him of Benefits 11/22/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 830 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claims that his employers, State Compensation Insurance Fund and a judge engaged in fraud and conspired to deprive him of benefits from an award he received in 1982. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Planning Med-Legal Fee Schedule Hearing for Early 2020 11/22/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 268 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation said in a statement that it is close to finalizing updates to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule and intends to begin the formal rulemaking process by the end of the ye...Read More
 
 

Lawyers Warn That Treatment Guidelines Could Discourage Comp Doctors 11/22/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 236 min read
Claimants' lawyers and doctors are pushing back against Kentucky's planned adoption of medical treatment guidelines, arguing that the restrictions could exacerbate a doctor and attorney shortage in the state. ...Read More
 
 

Carrier Can't Compel Psych Exam 11/22/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 155 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
A unanimous Montana Supreme Court ruled that a worker could not be compelled to attend a psychiatric examination without evidence linking his compensable injury to his psychological complaints. ...Read More
 
 

McDonald's Workers File Suit Over Violence and Redesign of Restaurants 11/22/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
Seventeen Chicago-area McDonald's workers have filed a lawsuit against the company, charging that a restaurant redesign has made it easier for angry customers to leap the counter and attack them. ...Read More
 
 

Prairie State Coop Announces $1.2M Equity Return 11/22/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Prairie State Insurance Cooperative announced an equity return of $1.2 million from money for workers’ compensation policy years ending in 2012 through 2015. ...Read More
 
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