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Workers' Compensation News


Bill That Would Clarify Abandonment Still in Senate Committee 01/15/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 26 min read
Legislation that would bar employers from requiring injured workers, including correctional officers, to pay for medical exams and testing passed the Ohio House two months ago but has seen little action in the Senate. ...Read More

Commission to Employ AI in Comp Filing Process; Drops Notary Requirement 01/15/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 299 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
Maryland's Workers' Compensation Commission believes a plan to automate some processes and employ artificial intelligence will streamline the state's comp system and save time for stakeholders. ...Read More

WCAB Issues Notice of Intent to Strike SJDB Rule, Award Voucher to Released Convict 01/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 949 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board on Monday announced its plans to invalidate a rule the Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted to resolve disputes involving the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit, and to order the California Department of Corrections to give a retraining ...Read More

Samuel Hale Launches PEO Using ADR Carve-Out 01/14/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 627 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Samuel Hale announced the launch of a professional employer organization program in California using an alternative dispute resolution process it says “can ...Read More

Lawmakers Moving Quickly on Compromise PTSD Bill 01/14/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: WI | Segment: Top | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
A year after lawmakers failed to agree on a post-traumatic stress bill, the Wisconsin Legislature is now considering a bipartisan compromise that would make it easier for some — but not all — public safety officers to qualify for mental-only benefits. ...Read More

Court Tosses Claims by National Guardsmen Alleging PTSD From Prison Riot 01/14/2020
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of workers’ compensation claims filed by former National Guardsmen related to their service in helping quell a prison riot almost 40 years ago. ...Read More

AI-Based Provider-Payer Data Exchange Announced by Change Healthcare 01/14/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 335 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Change Healthcare announced that enhancements to its Intelligent Healthcare Platform will allow providers to submit documents and data elec...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Award for Repetitive Trauma Injury to Shoulder 01/14/2020
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for a repetitive trauma injury to his shoulder. Case:...Read More

Liberty Mutual Announces Appointment to Reinsurance Team 01/14/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 364 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 88 min read
Liberty Mutual Re named Susan E. Burke vice president and director of assumed reinsurance in its Casualty Treaty department, where she will be responsible for producing, underwriting and servicing a portfolio of casualty treaty reinsurance accounts. ...Read More

Police Officer Sues After City Denies Comp Claim Related to Homeless Camp Cleanup 01/14/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 608 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 39 min read
A Washington state police officer claimed in a civil lawsuit after his workers' compensation claim was denied that exposure to toxic chemicals at a homeless encampment caused his Type II diabetes, according to a ...Read More
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