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Workers' Compensation News


WCIRB Committee Recommends Keeping Audit Threshold 10/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 76 min read
A Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau committee says the physical audit threshold for California employers should remain the same, despite available data suggesting it should be lowered by $1,000. ...Read More

Law Firm Offers Flowchart for COVID Claims 10/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2315 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 133 min read
Workers’ compensation defense firm Gilson Daub has released a flowchart intended to help people navigate California laws creating presumptions that COVID-19 is a compensable occupational condition. ...Read More

DWC Extends Emergency QME Regs Through March 12 10/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 728 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday announced that it extended through March 12 temporary rules allowing remote medical-legal evaluations. ...Read More

CWCI Assesses Effects of Geographic Adjustment Factors 10/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said its review of new geographic adjustment factors that were added to the Official Medical Fee Schedule in 2019 found no major change in where dollars are going. ...Read More

At Hearing, Officials Hint at Ratemaking Methodology Changes Ahead 10/14/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 341 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 304 min read
Florida insurers have learned to live with the higher costs from a court ruling that struck down statutory limits on attorney fees, and they are now in a “post-Castellanos” era, a senior actuary told state regulators Tuesday. ...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law Claim Against Roofing Material Manufacturer 10/14/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 164 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been allowed to proceed with his Labor Law claim against a roofing material manufacturer that contracted with his employer. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Claim for Repetitive Stress Injuries 10/14/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s repetitive stress injury claim was not time-barred, since the record did not support a finding that she should have known of the occupational nature of her injuries more than two years earlier. ...Read More

Court Expands Rule From Decision to Claims Without Combined Conditions 10/14/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 134 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that when a worker’s impairment is caused entirely by a pre-existing condition that has not been claimed or has not combined with a compensable injury, she must be paid compensation as long as the new impairment is caused by the work injury. ...Read More

Settlement Doesn't Trigger Filing Period for Second Injury Fund Claim 10/14/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s claim against the Second Injury Fund, filed less than a year after he settled a claim against his employer, was not timely. ...Read More

MLAC's COVID Subcommittee Meets Oct. 23 10/14/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
A subcommittee of Oregon’s labor-management advisory panel will continue deliberations during an Oct. 23 virtual meeting about a proposed presumption that COVID-19 is compensable. ...Read More
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