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Workers' Compensation News


WCB Boots Psychiatrist Who Lost Medical License 09/13/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers' Compensation Board kicked a Middletown psychiatrist out of the system Monday after he lost his license to practice medicine in the state last week.  ...Read More

Workers Can't Be Prosecuted for Use of False Social Security Numbers 09/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Supreme Court last week overturned the convictions of three workers who had used false Social Security numbers to obtain employment in the restaurant industry. ...Read More
WCD Updates IME Provider Guide 09/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division updated the training manual for independent medical examiners by adding new information about provider expectations, and tips to avoid complaints by injured workers. The Training Guide to Performing Independent Medical Exams is required ...Read More

Worker Failed to Prove Aggravation of Pre-Existing Condition From Prior Accident 09/12/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an injured worker failed to meet his burden of establishing material aggravation of a pre-existing condition from a prior industrial accident. ...Read More

WCRI to Hold Opioid Prescription Trend Webinar Sept. 28 09/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers Compensation Research Institute will hold a one-hour webinar on opioid prescription trends on Sept. 28. The webinar begins at 2 p.m. East...Read More

WCIRB Files for 2% Pure Premium Rate Reduction 09/11/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What started as a recommendation for a small increase in California’s pure premium rate turned out to be a somewhat more significant decrease instead. ...Read More

WCD Increases Lodging Reimbursement by 2.2% 09/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 420 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division announced the standard lodging reimbursement rate will increase by 2.2%, effective Oct. 1. The stan...Read More

WCD Adopts Final Rules in Reaction to Brown v. SAIF Decision 09/11/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Permanent rules that were proposed after the Oregon Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. SAIF will take effect on Oct. 8, the Workers’ Compensation Division announced Friday. ...Read More

Widow Time-Barred From Suing Contractor for Husband's Fatal Accident 09/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker’s widow was time-barred from proceeding with her negligence claims against the general contractor on the construction project where her husband sustained fatal injuries from a falling beam. ...Read More

Woman Admits Stealing Dead Mother's Benefit Checks 09/08/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Niagara Falls woman has pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after forging her dead mother’s name on benefit checks her mother had been receiving since the work-related death of her husband 20 years earlier. ...Read More
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