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Workers' Compensation News


NASI: Workers' Comp Benefits Continue to Drop 11/04/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 515 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Workers’ comp benefits paid dropped to 80 cents per $100 of covered wages in 2017, down from 84 cents in 2016 and $1.17 two decades earlier, according to a new report from the National Academy of Social Insurance. ...Read More

Worker Can't Get Enhanced Award for Delay in Payment 11/04/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a worker was not entitled to an enhanced award of benefits due to an insurance carrier’s delay in accepting her claim for injuries. ...Read More

Fire Chief Fights to Get Claim Accepted After Crash 11/04/2019
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 131 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries decided to accept the claim of an East Olympia fire chief who was injured in a vehicle crash, according to news report. ...Read More

BWC: Woman Ran Two Businesses While Collecting Total Disability Benefits 11/04/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 110 min read
A Cincinnati woman claiming to be permanently disabled from work owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $41,000 after her felony conviction for workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More

John Gilmartin Joins Jopari as Chief Operating Officer 11/04/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Jopari Solutions has appointed John Gilmartin as its chief operating officer. Gilmartin will work with Steve Stevens, chairman and chief executive ...Read More

Owners of Tree Company Charged With Fraud After Accident 11/04/2019
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The owners of a tree trimming company in Minnesota are facing charges after a near-fatal accident resulted in allegations of premium fraud as well as underreporting payroll to reduce benefits paid to the worker who almost died. ...Read More

Comp Board to Revisit Request for Approval of Medical Marijuana 11/04/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 256 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 295 min read
A New York appellate court partially overturned a decision by the Workers’ Compensation Board denying authorization for a doctor to treat an injured police officer’s chronic pain with medical marijuana. ...Read More

WCD Proposes Changes to Coverage, Assessment and Employer-at-Injury Rules 11/04/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division announced a package of proposed rule changes that would alter the basis for premium assessments on self-insured employers, clarify the definition of a home health worker and increase wage subsidy reimbursement through the Employer-at-I...Read More

DWC Seeks Input for 2020 Medical Audit 11/04/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 129 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 110 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will accept suggestions for the 2020 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan through the close of business on Dec. 6. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment in Labor Law Dispute 11/04/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on a fall from a ladder. ...Read More
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