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Workers' Compensation News


Gilson Daub Announces Four New Partners 01/22/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Workers’ compensation defense firm Gilson Daub announced the promotions of Alex Chien, Adrianna Maldonado, Nicholas Rosen and Matthew Smith. ...Read More

WCI Says Conference Will Be In-Person in December 01/22/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 102 min read
The Workers' Compensation Institute announced Thursday that its annual educational conference will be held in-person in December in Orlando, Florida. ...Read More

Department Revises Rules on ASC Facility Fees, Implants 01/22/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 120 min read
After receiving comments from stakeholders, the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims has amended its hospital and ambulatory surgical center fee schedule. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Employer's Ability to 'Coordinate' Comp Benefits With SSDI Payments 01/22/2021
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 99 min read
The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that an automobile manufacturer could "coordinate" a retired employee's workers' compensation benefits to account for his receipt of Social Security disability payments. ...Read More

Family of First OKC Firefighter to Die From COVID Gets Lump-Sum Settlement 01/22/2021
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 1841 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 185 min read
Oklahoma City officials this week cleared the way for workers' compensation benefits for the family of a firefighter who died from COVID-19, but the mayor said the move does not set a costly precedent for the city. ...Read More

IBR Apps Drop in 2018-19; Providers Bemoan Inability to Recover Filing Fee 01/21/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Applications for independent bill review fell below 2,000 in 2018 and 2019 for the first time since the process started in 2013, according to a new report by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Trump Pardons Doctor Convicted in Pacific Hospital Kickback Scheme 01/21/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1636 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
President Donald Trump pardoned a doctor and former owner of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach who didn’t serve a day of the 15-month sentence he received in 2020 after ...Read More

Company Charged in RICO Action Also Had No Comp Coverage, DWC Says 01/21/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
Florida property-casualty insurers, hit by increasing losses in recent years, have opened a new front in the war against fraud and are using anti-racketeering laws to go after companies they say have double-billed for restoration work. ...Read More

Widow Fails to Link Alcohol to Injury, Denial of Medical Treatment 01/21/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a widow was not entitled to benefits, finding she did not prove that her husband's increased use of alcohol was related to his job injury. ...Read More

Dodrill Reminds Workers, Employers That COVID Claims May Be Compensable 01/21/2021
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
West Virginia is not one of the states that have adopted a COVID-19 presumption law or rule, but the state insurance commissioner is reminding virus-sickened workers that they may be eligible for benefits. ...Read More
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