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Workers' Compensation News


Worker Fails to Prove Entitlement to Additional Benefits 07/07/2020
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a worker is not entitled to the permanent disability benefits and additional medical treatment he had requested, and that he was properly barred from depositing his treating doctor.  ...Read More

High Court Clarifies Availability of Apportionment, Loss of Earning Power 07/07/2020
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that apportionment is not available for claims occurring after Dec. 1, 1997, and that a worker cannot recover independent awards for successive whole body injuries when the subsequent injury is to a separate body part but does not result in a further loss of ...Read More

Dems Want COVID Presumption for Federal Wildfire Workers 07/07/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Three U.S. senators, all Democrats, have introduced legislation that would create a presumption that federal wildfire workers who contract COVID-19 during fire season do so in the line of duty. ...Read More

DIR Inspections Find Variations in Compliance With Mask Requirement 07/07/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations said its inspectors are finding significant variation in compliance with the requirement that businesses ensure all customers are using face coverings to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. ...Read More

DWS to Start Issuing Work Comp Premium Credits 07/07/2020
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services said it will start issuing workers’ compensation premium credits this month. Lawmakers this...Read More

Layoffs Not Reason to Discontinue Benefits, Department Says 07/07/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 30 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is reminding employers, insurers and claims administrators that a layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic is not a reason to discontinue workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More

Worker Pleads Guilty to Accepting $32,000 in Benefits 07/07/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 1234 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A commuter rail worker in Coon Rapids who injured his back in 2009 has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to workers' compensation and insurance fraud. ...Read More

QME Reps Say DWC Ignored Agreements Between Payers, Providers​ for Med-Legal Fee Schedule 07/06/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1042 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The president of the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery and dozens of qualified medical evaluators have accused the Division of Workers' Compensation of breaking multiple agreements struck during recent meetings between insurance payers and health care providers intended to...Read More

Court Revives Roofer's Claims Against General Contractor 07/06/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
A California appellate court revived a roofer’s claim against a general contractor for damages for his injuries from a fall. ...Read More

Defense Attorney's Assailant Can't Claim Workers' Compensation Exemption 07/06/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1725 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a homeowner could not assert a workers’ compensation exemption on funds from a judgment levy imposed from his assault on a defense attorney in 2006. ...Read More
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