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Workers' Compensation News


Injured Workers, Doctors Criticize Insurers' 'Culture of Delay' 02/13/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 139 min read
In the backyard of some of the largest workers' compensation insurers in the country, a group of injured workers, doctors, lawyers and union representatives have been blasting away at delays in medical and wage benefits by carriers. ...Read More

Coal Seam Owner Has Civil Immunity to Mining Company's Employee 02/13/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 129 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the owner of a coal seam was immune from civil liability for injuries sustained by an employee of the mining company it hired to remove the coal. ...Read More

Court Revisits Labor Law Claim, Finds Summary Judgment Inappropriate 02/13/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court revisited its prior ruling on the viability of a worker’s Labor Law claim and again found that there were triable issues that made summary judgment inappropriate. ...Read More

Advisory Council Meets Tuesday 02/13/2020
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The Montana Labor-Management Advisory Council is meeting Tuesday to discuss issues including proposed language for benefit brochures and possible amendments to rules relating to submitting medical records for review. ...Read More

Court Overturns Denial of Claim for CRPS 02/13/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board to provide a former school district employee with temporary partial disability benefits, but it overturned the determination that she did not have complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read More

Bill Proposes Premium Credit for Employers in Good Standing 02/13/2020
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
Wyoming employers that made all required workers’ compensation payments in 2019 would qualify for a credit toward 2020 premiums, under recently introduced legislation. ...Read More

WCS Schedules New Training Class on Rating Exams 02/13/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Section will hold a free training class Feb. 20 exploring the process for requesting an evaluation to determine an injured worker’s extent of permanent impairment. ...Read More

Utilization Reviews Down, Providers Up in 2019 02/13/2020
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The number of utilization reviews and UR appeals in Delaware have dropped in the last year, even as the number of medical providers has increased significantly. ...Read More

City's Autopsy Requirement Conflicts With State Law 02/13/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that a city could not require a firefighter’s widow to provide an autopsy report linking his death to his job before she could claim benefits under an injury program. ...Read More

Misclassification in State Costs Insurers $300 Million a Year, Report Says 02/13/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
Insurance carriers in Tennessee lost almost $300 million in one year because of the growing use of labor brokers and misclassification of workers, the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation said in a new report. ...Read More
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