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Workers' Compensation News


Court Grants Writ Allowing for Hearing on Death Benefit Entitlement for Worker's Sister 02/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 775 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An Ohio appellate court issued a writ of mandamus granting a worker's sister a hearing on her entitlement to death benefits, even though the Industrial Commission had already agreed to hold the hearing and the sister had refused to accept the commission's stipulation. ...Read More

Man Gets 12 Months' Probation for Working While Collecting Benefits 02/01/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1083 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Clarion, Pennsylvania, man has been sentenced to 12 months of probation and 50 hours of community service following his arrest on workers’ compensation fraud charges. ...Read More

Neurosurgeon's Opinion Should Have Carried Day in Treatment Dispute 02/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 674 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
A split West Virginia Supreme Court overturned a denial of authorization for a worker’s back surgery, finding that the opinion of his neurosurgeon should have been treated as more persuasive than the competing opinions of three other physicians. ...Read More

Split Court Tosses Widow's Claims Against Property Owner for Worker's Electrocution 02/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 679 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was entitled to the dismissal of a widow’s claims of liability for her husband’s electrocution while servicing a malfunctioning elevator. ...Read More

Auto Parts Maker Fined After Worker's Finger Amputation 02/01/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 755 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 9 min read
A Georgia auto parts manufacturer is facing proposed federal penalties of $129,336 after a worker suffered a finger amputation. HP Pelzer Systems A...Read More

Committee Passes Bill to Extend Hospital Billing Rate 02/01/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
The Utah Senate Business and Labor Committee unanimously passed a bill that would extend a law requiring workers’ compensation carriers and self-insured employers to pay 85% of a hospital’s billed charges in the absence of a contract setting reimbursement rates. ...Read More

Insurance Division Licenses 30 New Captives in 2017 02/01/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 733 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Insurance Division of Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs licensed 30 new captive insurance companies in 2017, an amount the agency said ties the most captives licensed in a single year since the captive insurance law took effect in 1986. ...Read More

Insurance Industry Added 30K Jobs Last Year 02/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 740 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The insurance industry gained 1,900 jobs in December, bringing the 2017 total to 30,000 additional jobs for the industry, according to an economic situation report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ...Read More
Fees Enacted for Disputed Cases 02/01/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 693 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 127 min read
The Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration has posted notice that as of Jan. 20, it charges fees as part of court costs in disputed cases. Fees that are not pre-paid must be paid upon dismissal of a case, final judgment in the docket number or on demand by the clerk. ...Read More

Business Owner Charged Second Time for Alleged Comp Fraud 02/01/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1377 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A Tallahassee business owner has been charged with failing to provide workers’ compensation benefits to his employees at Florida Medical Licensing Service Inc. ...Read More
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