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Workers' Compensation News

 
No Indemnity Benefits for Injured Tile Finisher After Layoff 10/16/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured tile finisher was not entitled to indemnity benefits after she was laid off from her job shortly before Christmas. ...Read More
 
 
Board Properly Rejected Injured Teacher's Challenge to WCLJ's Fraud Finding 10/16/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Board did not err in dismissing an injured teacher's application for review of a judge's finding that she had engaged in fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Benefits for Injuries at Unpaid Job Orientation 10/16/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 326 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for injuries she sustained as she reported for an orientation and training with a prospective employer. ...Read More
 
 

Widow Can't Proceed With Tort Claim for Worker's Fatal Injuries 10/16/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 389 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a widow could not proceed with a gross negligence claim against her late husband’s colleagues for his fatal accident on a production line. ...Read More
 
 

L&I: Modeling Work Leads to Fraud Charges for Former Police Chief 10/16/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A former police chief is facing fraud charges for allegedly working as a photographer and model while claiming she was unable to work because of an occupational injury, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries ...Read More
 
 

WCA Posts Proposed 2021 Provider Fee Schedule for Review 10/16/2020
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 131 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 394 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration posted to its website proposed changes to the provider fee schedule for public review. T...Read More
 
 

WCI to Rebroadcast Sessions From Annual Conference 10/16/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 130 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
The Workers' Compensation Institute's annual educational conference, held online this year for the first time, will be rebroadcast over the next few months, the institute said. ...Read More
 
 

With No New Claims, Second-Injury Fund Slowly Winding Down, Report Notes 10/16/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The unfunded liability for Florida's second-injury fund has continued to drop and now stands at less than $237 million, according to an actuarial report. ...Read More
 
 

Pie Insurance Reports Rapid Growth With New Approach 10/16/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 206 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 129 min read
Pie Insurance, one of the few workers' compensation carriers to advertise on television and offer automated price quotes, announced it has topped $100 million in cumulative written premium in record time. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Asked to Remove Perjury Threat From Copy Service Fee Proposal 10/15/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1271 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
Labor and management representatives are asking the California Division of Workers’ Compensation to remove language from proposed changes to the Copy Service Fee Schedule that would require parties to promise under penalty of perjury that requests for copy services are submitted for legitim...Read More
 
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