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Workers' Compensation News

 

WCB to Review Comments on Attorney Fees 08/06/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 76 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss public testimony on proposed changes to attorney fee rules during an Aug. 18 meeting. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Offering OSHA Construction Safety Classes on Web Video Platform 08/06/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 373 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has posted dates for construction safety classes in August and September. The 10-hour cl...Read More
 
 

BWC Proposes Rule Changes to Outpatient Formulary, Provider Credentialing 08/06/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 212 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has proposed several rule changes, from extension of a pilot program on provisional treatment reimbursement to outpatient formulary amendments....Read More
 
 

WCIRB to Rely More on 'Historical Data,' Less on 2020 Stats to Craft New Premium Rate 08/05/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 69 min read
While some people are wishing 2020 would finally end, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California is already looking to forget it. ...Read More
 
 

Nearly 15,000 COVID Claims Filed Through June, CWCI Data Shows 08/05/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 524 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Nearly 15,000 claims for COVID-19 have been filed through the end of June, according to data included in a new tool launched by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More
 
 

Presumption to Run Through 2024, Under Amended Bill 08/05/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1181 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
California law would presume COVID-19 is compensable for specified frontline workers and anyone working at a place where at least 5% of their coworkers also tested positive, under the latest amendments to Senate Bill 1159. ...Read More
 
 

Infectious Disease Experts Are Hard to Find and Expensive for COVID Claims 08/05/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 314 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
Workers who litigate comp claims over COVID-19 infections are finding themselves between a virus and a hard place, experts and attorneys say. ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Mother Can't Proceed With Wrongful Death Action Against Employer, Officer 08/05/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 35 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals threw out a wrongful death action against an employer and one of its officers, finding insufficient evidence to support a claim that the defendants engaged in conduct that was "tantamount to an intentional tort." ...Read More
 
 

Worker's Inconsistent Accounts of Alleged Accident Warrant Denial of Claim 08/05/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s inconsistent accounts of his medical history and alleged accident warranted a denial of his claim for benefits. ...Read More
 
 

NJCRIB Mandates Electronic Submission of Inquiries, Documents 08/05/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 40 min read
The New Jersey Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau on Tuesday said it will stop accepting paper or email submissions of documents that could otherwise be filed electronically, starting in September. ...Read More
 
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