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Workers' Compensation News


Court Upholds Award of Fees at Reduced Rate 10/19/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board to reduce the fees payable to an injured worker's attorney from the $52,000 requested to $1,000. ...Read More

TCPA Requires Dismissal of Retaliation Lawsuit 10/19/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that a worker’s retaliation suit against his employer and an affiliated company should have been dismissed pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Standard to Determine if Worker Suffered Injury by Accident 10/19/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Virginia Supreme Court clarified that a worker cannot suffer a compensable injury to her shoulder unless she has a structural or mechanical change to her body. ...Read More

Whitmer Signs New Presumption Order After Court Strikes Down Earlier Rule 10/19/2020
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 34 min read
Two weeks after the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the governor's COVID-19 executive orders, including a workers' compensation presumption for frontline workers, she has declared a new presumption rule. ...Read More

Staffing Firm to Pay $221,180 in Penalties 10/19/2020
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 63 min read
A temporary employment agency with more than 2,000 temp workers in Massachusetts will pay $221,180 in restitution and penalties to resolve allegations that it violated the state’s labor laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. ...Read More

OSHA Announces $309,023 in COVID Penalties 10/19/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 724 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced $309,023 in penalties for violations related to COVID-19. The federal workplac...Read More

Claims Denied at Meat Plant; Workers Fear New OSHA Rule Will Ease Virus Reporting 10/19/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Workers and labor advocates are continuing to protest COVID-19 workers' compensation claim denials at meatpacking plants and warn that a new interpretation of a federal safety rule will let employers avoid reporting outbreaks. ...Read More

DWC Updates Hospital Outpatient, ASC Sections of Fee Schedule 10/16/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 240 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 350 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation updated the hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical centers section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule to incorporate Medicare’s quarterly updates. ...Read More

Marsh: COVID-19 Impacts on Comp Better Than Expected, but Challenges Remain 10/16/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 640 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 91 min read
The nation’s workers’ compensation systems are not experiencing the worst-case scenarios some stakeholders predicted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, though employers and injured workers aren’t out of the woods yet, according to a new study from a global insurance broker a...Read More

Another Court Finds Dancers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors 10/16/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 192 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Connecticut Superior Court upheld an arbitrator's decision finding six exotic dancers were misclassified as independent contractors and denied wages and workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More
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