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Workers' Compensation News


Altmaier Approves 7.5% Decrease After NCCI's Revised Filing 11/12/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has met the Florida insurance commissioner's demand for a larger rate reduction, and the commissioner has approved it. ...Read More

Supplemental Surcharge for Second Injury Fund to Drop to 2% 11/12/2019
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 65 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 100 min read
Missouri employers and insurers will see a break on the amount they must pay next year to support the state's Second Injury Fund. The Missou...Read More

N.M. Calls Conservation Order Superfluous; Status of CIC Policies Uncertain 11/11/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara can’t stop California Insurance Co. from fleeing the state and leaving employers without valid workers’ compensation coverage because the carrier already left in October, according to regulators in New Mexico. ...Read More

WCF Opioid Program Cuts Initial Prescription Rate in Half 11/11/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: UT | Segment: Top | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Enforcement of an opioid-prescribing guideline for acute pain reduced by half the percentage of new claims in which opioids were prescribed, according to a study from Mitchell and Utah-based workers’ comp insurer WCF. ...Read More

When Insurer Won't Share Info, Just Request a Swimming Pool 11/11/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: WV | Segment: Top | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
When a new chief workers' compensation judge takes charge next month, claimants' attorneys in West Virginia are hoping he can address a gap in the rules that has forced lawyers to take extreme measures just to see insurance carriers' denial orders. ...Read More

Board Errs in Denying Worker's Penalty Petition 11/11/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers' Compensation Board erred in denying a worker’s request for penalties after determining that a form had correctly referred to the legal standard for a "chronic condition" award. ...Read More

Friedlander to Pay 22.5% Dividend to Wholesale Group 11/11/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Friedlander Group, a workers’ comp safety group manager, announced a 22.5% dividend paid to members of the Wholesale Group of New York Workers’ Compensation Safety Group No. 551. ...Read More

Automobile Liability Carrier Can't Avoid Coverage for Accident 11/11/2019
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 249 min read
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an automobile liability insurance carrier could not avoid responsibility to cover a third-party user of an insured vehicle who caused personal injuries to an employee of an insured. ...Read More

Two Business Owners Convicted of Work Comp Fraud 11/11/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Two northeast Ohio businessmen must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $1.3 million in restitution following their convictions on fraud charges in separate, unrelated cases. ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Negligence, Labor Law Suit 11/11/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s claim for negligence and violation of the Labor Law against the telecommunications companies that had leased space on his employer’s roof. ...Read More
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