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Workers' Compensation News

 

Advisory Council Meets Tuesday 08/07/2020
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 49 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 94 min read
The Montana Labor-Management Advisory Council will hear an update on COVID-19 claims and discuss a proposal to change who is responsible for providing claimants with information about work comp benefits, during a meeting Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

COVID-19 Claims Could Cost at Least $2.17B Over Next 3 Years, WCIRB Says 08/06/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 899 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Claims related to COVID-19 could cost California’s workers’ compensation system about $2.17 billion between now and 2022, according to projections from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More
 
 

Labor Commissioner Sues Uber, Lyft for Misclassification 08/06/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 330 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office on Wednesday announced that it filed separate lawsuits against Uber and Lyft accusing the transportation companies of committing wage theft by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors. ...Read More
 
 

Feds Charge 10 With Selling Opioids From 'Sham' Clinics 08/06/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 676 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central California on Wednesday announced charges against 10 people accused of participating in a narcotics trafficking ring that sold opioid prescriptions for cash through a series of “sham medical clinics.” ...Read More
 
 

Trump Orders Permanency to Telemed Rules but Leaves Out Rehab, PT 08/06/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Telemedicine in workers' compensation received a shot in the arm this week from Washington and New York, another sign that remote health care will be around long after the coronavirus pandemic has subsided. ...Read More
 
 

Court Turns Down Challenge to Discontinuation of Benefits 08/06/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s challenge to an order discontinuing her benefits was properly dismissed due to her attorney’s failure to properly complete her application for review. ...Read More
 
 

Incomplete Form Sinks Carrier's Reimbursement Bid 08/06/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier was not entitled to reimbursement from the Special Disability Fund because it failed to properly complete the form requesting recovery. ...Read More
 
 

Shipwright Can't Get Comp Benefits Plus Jones Act Recovery for Same Accident 08/06/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 16 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker is not entitled to benefits under both the Jones Act and the state Workers’ Compensation Act, and that the carrier who paid Jones Act benefits is not entitled to subrogation from the employer. ...Read More
 
 

IAIABC: Proof of Coverage XML Standard Released 08/06/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 77 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions announced the publication of new standards used by insurers to report workers’ compensation insurance policy data. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses PTD Award for Worker With Pre-Existing Psychological Conditions 08/06/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals overturned a finding that a correctional officer’s employer was solely liable for her permanent total disability benefits for her psychological conditions after an assault by an inmate. ...Read More
 
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