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Workers' Compensation News


MNOSHA Sees Spike in Amputations Since October 06/20/2019
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is urging all employers to examine their safety programs, after a spike in reported amputations this year. ...Read More

New Law Prohibits Employers From Refusing to Hire Those Who Test Positive for Pot 06/20/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 136 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 88 min read
Nevada employers in 2020 will not be allowed to refuse to hire job applicants who couldn’t lay off the marijuana long enough to pass a pre-employment drug test. ...Read More

Ten Charged in Sting Operation on Contracting Without Comp 06/20/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
Florida authorities have arrested another 10 contractors who were allegedly working without a license and without workers' compensation insurance. ...Read More

Report: USPS Lagging in Reducing Injured Worker Opioid Use 06/19/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 410 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
U.S. Postal Service workers who got hurt on the job were receiving 9% fewer opioid prescriptions in 2017 compared to 2013 — a much smaller drop than the 21% decrease seen among the national population overall, according to a ...Read More

No Timeliness Defense for Employer 06/19/2019
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 157 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled that a worker filed a timely claim for additional benefits because his employer failed to provide a mandatory notice of claim status when his entitlement to permanent partial impairment compensation would end. ...Read More

Amtrust Report Looks at Return on Safety Investment 06/19/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 205 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 66 min read
One dollar spent on workplace safety can save at least $3 on expenses related to worker injuries, according to some estimates — a statistic that’s included in a new report from Amtrust Financial Services. ...Read More

Worker Gets Partial Summary Judgment on Fall Claim 06/19/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to partial summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall through a duct. ...Read More

Worker's Fall at Home Constituted Accident in Course of Employment 06/19/2019
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a worker who fell while working from home suffered an injury in the course of her employment, but a triable question remains as to the cause of the accident. ...Read More

Employer's Failure to Timely File Response Bars Liability Contest 06/19/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled that an employer should have been barred from contesting liability for a worker’s claim. Case:...Read More

Lump-Sum Settlement Info Must Go Through EDI, Board Says 06/19/2019
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 44 min read
Lump-sum payment information must be recorded through the electronic data interchange (EDI) within 30 days after the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board approves a settlement, the board announced. ...Read More
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