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Workers' Compensation News


DWC to Hold Hearings on Unfair Claims, Hospital Fee Schedule 10/14/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 435 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims will hold hearings over the next two months on proposed changes to rules governing unfair settlements and hospital fee schedules. ...Read More

Postal Service Duplicating Payments to Injured Workers, Audit Finds 10/14/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 180 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 112 min read
The U.S. Postal Service has overpaid more than half of the injured workers in cases examined in an audit by the USPS inspector general. The au...Read More

DWC Updates Pathology, Lab Sections of Fee Schedule 10/13/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 281 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 479 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order adjusting the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes made by Medicare. ...Read More

Employers Say 'Reasonable Investigation' Rule Eliminates Need for Presumption 10/13/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 181 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
Oregon employer advocates say a proposed COVID-19 presumption is not necessary because a new temporary rule will ensure that carriers conduct “reasonable” investigations before denying employees’ claims that they contracted the virus at work. ...Read More

Court Admonishes Lawyers in Case That Highlights Medical Fee Dispute Issues 10/13/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
Score one for the workers' compensation judges of the world. That's the feeling among some New Jersey attorneys after an appeals cou...Read More

Correctional Officer With Prior SLU Can't Get Additional Award After New Injury 10/13/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a correctional officer was not entitled to a schedule loss of use award for an injury to his elbow, since he had already received two prior schedule loss of use awards for injuries to the arm. ...Read More

Carrier Gets Credit Against SLU for Worker's Knee Injury 10/13/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier was entitled to a credit against the schedule loss of use award for a psychiatric center employee’s knee injury, since he already received an SLU award for a hip injury affecting the same leg. ...Read More

Mechanic Forfeits Entitlement to Benefits by Lying About Medical History 10/13/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a go-kart mechanic forfeited his right to compensation for injuries to his back and shoulder by lying about his history of anxiety and heart issues. ...Read More

Regulators to Hold Hearing Tuesday on 5.7% Loss Cost Decrease 10/13/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will hold a rate hearing at 1 p.m. Eastern Tuesday to take testimony on a proposed loss cost decrease for 2021. ...Read More

Work Injuries, Deaths Vastly Underreported, Labor Report Says 10/13/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Workplace fatalities nationwide have not improved, violence has increased, safety enforcement has plummeted and the coronavirus response has been lacking, says a new report from the AFL-CIO. ...Read More
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