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Workers' Compensation News


Deputy Sheriff Doesn't Get Back Pay for Time Spent Awaiting Decision 07/09/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 661 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an injured law enforcement officer was not entitled to back pay and benefits for time that his disability retirement was under consideration. ...Read More
DWC Updates Pathology, Lab Section of Fee Schedule 07/09/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation implemented changes made by Medicare into the pathology and clinical laboratory section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule. The order posted to the DWC website adopts Medicare’s “CY 2019 Q3 Release: Revised for July 2019...Read More

Sedgwick to Acquire York Risk Services Group 07/09/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1982 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The largest third-party claims administrator is about to get bigger: Sedgwick on Monday announced it is acquiring York Risk Services Group. York has nearly 5,000 employees in more than 60 offices across the U.S., as well as an international presence, the companies said in a ...Read More

Home Sweet Office? Only if Employer Agrees, Courts Say 07/09/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Tripping over the dog is not compensable. But slipping on ice in the driveway? Maybe. Those are the fine lines that appeals courts have dra...Read More

Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds $6,000 Fee Award to Attorney 07/09/2019
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an Appeals Commission order remanding an issue to the Workers’ Compensation Board was not final, but it exercised jurisdiction over an award of attorney fees. ...Read More
Alliant Acquires Degginger McIntosh & Associates 07/09/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 3 min read
Alliant Insurance Services has acquired Degginger McIntosh & Associates, a Washington state insurance brokerage firm. Founded in 1963, Degginger McIntosh provides commercial and personal insurance services from offices in Seattle and Bellingham. In addition to its core focus on p...Read More

Governor Signs Presumption Bill Into Law 07/09/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
It's taken 12 years, several defeats in the Legislature and a veto by the former Republican governor, but a New Jersey bill to provide cancer presumption for first responders has finally made the law books. ...Read More

Arthur J. Gallagher to Acquire PEO Specialist Stonehenge Insurance 07/09/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 307 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 46 min read
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is acquiring Stonehenge Insurance Solutions Inc., a company based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Founded in 2007, St...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Cop With Coronary Artery Disease 07/09/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court upheld an award of benefits to a retired police officer for his coronary artery disease. Case:...Read More

New Law Uses Lottery to Help Families of Fallen First Responders 07/09/2019
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
An Iowa law that took effect this month will use lottery proceeds to help families of fallen first responders cover insurance costs. The Iowa Public ...Read More
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