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Workers' Compensation News


Court Upholds Finding of Payroll Misclassification by Construction Co. 08/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 1024 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided Ohio appellate court upheld a determination that a construction company had misclassified a substantial number of its employees and underreported its payroll by nearly $1 million. ...Read More

Invalidation of IRE Process Required Reversal of Modification in Worker's Status 08/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 1061 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a worker whose case was pending at the time the Supreme Court struck down the state’s impairment rating evaluation process as unconstitutional was entitled to a reversal of a judge’s order authorizing a change in her disability status, pursuant t...Read More

Carrier Had Duty to Defend Property Owner From Suit by Contractor's Injured Employee 08/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 963 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a contractor’s general liability insurance carrier had a duty to defend a property owner from a negligence action filed by the contractor’s injured employee. ...Read More

Labor Commissioner Resigns to Join Private Law Firm 08/17/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 1179 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pam Bucy, commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, is resigning effective Sept. 7 after more than four years on the job. ...Read More

Orthopedic Surgeon Charged With Defrauding System of More Than $14,000 08/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central New York orthopedic surgeon was charged Tuesday with running a scheme to defraud the workers’ compensation system, state Workers’ Compensation Fraud Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott said. ...Read More

Firefighter Death Benefits to Increase Based on Consumer Price Index 08/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 958 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Department of Financial Services has proposed an amendment to Rule 69A-64.005 to adjust the firefighter death benefits based on the Consumer Price Index. ...Read More

Liotta Named Chairman of Workers' Compensation Commission 08/17/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 1082 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Mary Fallin has named Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Mark Liotta, a former state representative from the Tulsa area, to chair the commission and succeed Robert Gilliland. ...Read More

Parties in Anguizola SB 1160 Lawsuit Respond to Judge's Due Process Concerns 08/16/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 5449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
When U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu said last month that he was "inclined" to block enforcement of a law freezing liens of providers charged with fraud, he asked...Read More

Marijuana Moves Forward in Comp Despite Shortage of Evidence 08/16/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1514 | 0 | Popular with Other | 92 min read
Evidence is lacking on the effectiveness of marijuana for treating chronic pain, according to a new report that reviews 27 previous research studies, but some say the findings shouldn’t stop the use of marijuana for treating injured workers. ...Read More
WCB Adopts IME Rule Revisions 08/16/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 993 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board adopted changes it proposed in April to clarify the time frame in which a doctor must agree to perform an independent medical evaluation. New rules that have an effective date of July 27 require doctors selected to perform independent evaluatio...Read More
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