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Workers' Compensation News


Lead Poisoning Is Focus of WOEMA Webinar 03/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 719 min read
The Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association, or WOEMA, is hosting a webinar on lead poisoning in adults from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific time. April 26. ...Read More

Legislative Committee Could Decide on MSF Restructuring in April 03/27/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 142 min read
An interim legislative committee could reach a decision during its next meeting in April on whether it wants to restructure the Montana State Fund. ...Read More

L&I Approaches Acupuncture Cautiously Through Pilot Program 03/26/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Washington State Department of Labor and Industries pilot program of acupuncture for treatment of low back pain will likely lead to the department’s coverage of acupuncture for injured workers on a more permanent basis, an official said on Friday. ...Read More

Lawyers Drawing Up Work Comp Law Overhaul for 2019 03/22/2018
State: AL | Segment: Top | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A wholesale rewrite of Alabama’s workers’ compensation law is underway, sparked by a 2017 circuit court ruling that found current statutes unconstitutional. ...Read More
Lori Miller Named CEO of Goldberg, Miller & Rubin 03/20/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 120 min read
Attorney Lori Miller has been elected chief executive officer of the Goldberg, Miller & Rubin insurance defense law firm, the first CEO in the firm’s 34-year history. ...Read More

L&I Proposes Fees for Public Records, Revises Policy Statement on Smoking-Cessation Aids 03/13/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 156 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries adopted revised policies for smoking-cessation products to make them available for all surgical candidates, and proposed rules that would adopt a schedule of charges for making available public documents. ...Read More

Legislative Session Expected to Make Few Changes to Comp 03/08/2018
State: NY | Segment: Top | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
After a marathon battle in New York last session that ended with significant workers’ comp reforms sought by labor and business, the dozen or so bills filed this year are mostly leftovers. ...Read More

Legislative Session to End Without Caps on WC Attorney Fees 03/08/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Florida lawmakers this year approved benefits for first responders who suffer from PTSD, but other changes to the state's workers' compensation system — long sought by business and insurance interests — will have to wait until next year. ...Read More

Landscaper Charged With Falsifying WC Coverage 03/07/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
An Oklahoma landscaping contractor is free on bond today after he was charged with falsifying workers' compensation insurance coverage. James Ho...Read More

Landlord Held Liable for Labor Law Claim by Worker Hired by Tenant 03/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim against a landlord for his fall from a ladder while painting a sign for a commercial tenant. ...Read More
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