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Workers' Compensation News


WCIRB Clarifies Application of Payroll Exclusion Rule 10/15/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau said a rule excluding from reportable payroll wages paid to people who aren’t working because of the pandemic applies only to cases that can be tied directly to COVID-19. ...Read More

Stakeholders Brace for Impact of Cap on TTD Benefits 10/15/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
In 2011, the North Carolina legislature made historic changes to the state's workers' compensation system, including the centerpiece provision: a 500-week cap on temporary total disability. Now, almost 500 weeks later, stakeholders are bracing for the full impact of that provision...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Claims Based on Fall From Tractor-Trailer 10/15/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1322 min read
A New York appellate court revived a worker’s claims for negligence and violation of the Labor Law for his injuries from a fall from the top of a tractor-trailer. ...Read More

Trade Show Worker Can Proceed With Tort Claim 10/15/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker at a trade show could proceed with a tort claim for damages for his injuries from a display that fell on to him. ...Read More

Worker Gets Compensation for Full Measure of Impairment From Combined Condition 10/15/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker is entitled to compensation for the full measure of her disability from a combined condition. ...Read More

Hospital Entitled to Payment for Services Not Covered by CMS 10/15/2020
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
The Connecticut Appellate court ruled that a hospital that had provided care to a patient with workers’ compensation coverage for part of her treatments was entitled to payment for services that were not covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...Read More

Commissioner Approves 9.6% Loss Cost Cut 10/15/2020
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready approved a 9.6% decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs for 2021. ...Read More

DWC to Hold Quarterly Meetings Nov. 4 Via Zoom 10/15/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 286 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold quarterly meetings with health care providers and insurers on Nov. 4 via the Zoom video conference platform. ...Read More

Insurance Office Opens Portal for Financial Filings 10/15/2020
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 287 min read
The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance has created a web portal to allow insurers to post financial filings required by regulators. ...Read More

Required Rehab Provider Training Deadline Extended to Nov. 30 10/15/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 376 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry has extended the deadline for rehabilitation provider training, to Nov. 30. The depart...Read More
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