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Workers' Compensation News


IWCC Suspends Regular Operations in April 03/30/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission said it will suspend regular operations during April because of a lack of technological resources and the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More

WILG Holding COVID-19 Webinar 03/30/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group is hosting a webinar Tuesday addressing workers’ compensation issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...Read More

Worker Can't Reopen Claim on Assertion of Receiving Benefits From Wrong Employer 03/30/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a man was not entitled to a rehearing or reopening of a claim asserting that the original claim had been filed against the wrong employer. ...Read More

Governor Approves Suspension of Required Medical Exams During Crisis 03/30/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
In keeping with his declaration of a statewide public health disaster, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a request to suspend required medical exams for injured workers, the latest order of several that have slowed the state workers' compensation system to a crawl. ...Read More

Umpire Strikes Out in Review Effort 03/30/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a baseball umpire’s application for administrative review because of his failure to properly identify relevant documents in the record. ...Read More

Worker Injured in Trench Collapse Can't Maintain Suit Against Contractor 03/30/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker injured in a trench collapse could not maintain a civil suit against the engineering provider that owed no duty of care to him. ...Read More

WCD Increases Reimbursement for Remote Evaluations 03/30/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division adopted a temporary rule increasing maximum allowable payments for certain telephonic and digital evaluation and management services during the COVID-19 outbreak. ...Read More

Board Removes Five Firms From List of IME Providers 03/30/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has barred five firms from providing any more independent medical exams. The board did not give...Read More

Governor Signs Premium Credit Bill 03/30/2020
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law a bill that’s projected to return about $16.4 million to 2019 policyholders in good standing with the Workers’ Compensation Division. ...Read More

Payment of Premiums Doesn't Turn Contractor Into Employee 03/30/2020
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that a physical therapist with a traumatic brain injury was an independent contractor ineligible for benefits, even though his alleged employer had been paying for workers’ compensation insurance coverage. ...Read More
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