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Workers' Compensation News


No Longer About Fee Schedules, Bill Would Return ALJs to Comp Department 01/15/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
Few states seem to put as much store in their workers' compensation advisory councils as Wisconsin does in its panel, an 18-member group that includes representatives from labor, management, regulators and the medical community. ...Read More

Employer Can Challenge Decision Due to Worker's Delay in Seeing SMO Doctor 01/15/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an employer could challenge a decision by the Office of Workers’ Compensation on the basis that it was rendered before the worker saw the doctor selected by the employer. ...Read More

Application for Board Review Can't Be Completed by Attaching Brief 01/15/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an attorney’s failure to completely fill out a document for review by the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board warranted a denial of the application. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's 55% Lost Wage-Earning Capacity From Exposure Injuries 01/15/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a determination that a college employee had suffered a 55% loss of wage-earning capacity from his workplace exposure to mold and chemicals. ...Read More

Worker Gets Benefits, but No Penalty for Employer's Denial of Claim 01/15/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker stemming from an injury to her foot, but her employer’s denial of her claim did not warrant penalties. ...Read More

Paradigm Names Chief Sales Officer for Catastrophic Care Management Division 01/15/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 231 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Paradigm on Tuesday announced the appointment of Melissa Dunn as chief sales officer of its Catastrophic Care Management division, effective Jan. 6. ...Read More

HomeCare Connect Introduces Service to Manage Transition From Hospitals to Nursing Facilities 01/15/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
HomeCare Connect announced a new program to help workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators anticipate costs and guide decisions about where to send injured workers who are discharged from a hospital and need skilled care that can’t be provided at home. ...Read More

Transcom Solutions Names Director of Business Development 01/15/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 157 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Transcom Solutions named Stephen Rios director of business development with responsibility for developing and maintaining business relationships in the Southeastern U.S. ...Read More

MedRisk Acquires Select Provider Networks 01/15/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 185 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
MedRisk has acquired Select Provider Networks Inc., a specialty network of physicians and occupational therapists who treat injured workers. ...Read More

After a Decade of Debate, Hand/Foot Bill Now Going to Governor 01/15/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
After almost a decade of ups and downs in the Legislature, a bill that improves benefits for the loss of all or part of a hand or foot is finally on its way to the New Jersey governor. ...Read More
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