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Workers' Compensation News


Largest Drop in Opioid Spend Notched in 2017 07/19/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation released an opioid summary report Thursday showing payments for painkillers dropped just more than 11% in 2017 co...Read More

9/11 Victim Compensation Bill Stumbles in Senate 07/19/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A bill approved last week by the U.S. House of Representatives that would replenish the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is now caught up in political wrangling in the Senate. ...Read More

Court Upholds Jury's $12.343 Million Award 07/19/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 96 min read
A divided Texas appellate court upheld a jury’s verdict finding an employer liable for $12.343 million in damages to two employees who were struck by a vehicle. ...Read More

Gov. Signs Bill Eliminating Payroll Threshold for Farmworker Coverage 07/19/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
Smaller farms in New York will have to obtain workers’ compensation coverage for their workers, under a bill that takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. ...Read More
Pie Insurance Expands to Four More States 07/19/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 230 min read
Pie Insurance, which sells workers’ comp policies online directly to small businesses, has expanded into four additional states: Mississippi, New Hampshire, Utah and West Virginia.  The expansion brings the area where Pie offers coverage to 29 states plus the District of Columb...Read More

WaPo: 76 Billion Pain Pills Distributed Over 7-Year Period 07/19/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Drugmakers flooded the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills during the seven-year period from 2006 through 2012, according to a report by the ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies Benefits for Security Guard 07/19/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Montana Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a security guard was barred from receiving benefits for an assault injury because he waited too long to file his workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Corrections Comp Audit Request Fizzles on Rubio, CAAA 07/18/2019
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 989 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
Perhaps the state workers’ compensation system does need fixing, as the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio assert, but an attempt by Rubio and CAAA to make that case in dramatic fashion appears to have failed. ...Read More

State Paying Off Student Loans to Address Doctor Shortages 07/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 535 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
California spent more nearly $70 million to pay off loans doctors took out to attend medical school in July as part of a new strategy intended to address the state’s shortage of providers, the ...Read More

DWC Updates Treatment Guidelines 07/18/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order updating the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule. The updates that appl...Read More
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