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Workers' Compensation News


Beefy Florida Insurance Investigations Seek to Add Weight of Accreditation 11/14/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 176 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, already known for leading sting operations that have nabbed uninsured employers, is seeking to have its investigations division accredited by a state law enforcement review organization. ...Read More

Uninsured Employers Fund Owes No Benefits for Car Accident 11/14/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 25 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that the state Uninsured Employers Fund is not liable for the payment of benefits for a worker’s injuries from a car accident, since he failed to prove he had an employment relationship with an uninsured company. ...Read More

WCRI to Share Preliminary Research on Readmission, Reoperation Rates 11/14/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute announced that its 36th Annual Issues & Research Conference in Boston next year will feature a session on readmission and reoperation rates among workers’ compensation patients. ...Read More

AmTrust Appoints EVP, Head of Litigation 11/14/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
AmTrust Financial Services Inc. named Daniel Hargraves executive vice president and head of litigation. ...Read More

Split Court Upholds MCC Finding for Worker's Neck Injury 11/14/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A divided Florida appellate court upheld a finding that a worker’s accident was the major contributing cause of her need for medical treatment, despite evidence she had pre-existing neck problems. ...Read More

Stephens Named Director for Defense Bar Group 11/14/2019
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 586 min read
Virginia lawyer E. Ford Stephens has been named a national director for an insurance defense organization, his law firm announced this week. ...Read More

Public Hearing Set for New Medical Treatment Guidelines 11/14/2019
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims will hold a public hearing next week to get feedback on proposed medical treatment guidelines. ...Read More

City Agrees to Pay $125,000 for Comp Claim, Wrongful Termination 11/14/2019
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The East Lansing City Council has agreed to pay a former worker $125,000 to settle a workers' compensation claim and a wrongful termination lawsuit. ...Read More

Court Upholds Police Officer's Conviction for Comp Fraud 11/13/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 793 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A California appellate court upheld a police officer’s conviction for workers’ compensation fraud. Case: People v. ...Read More

CWCI: Chronic Opioid Use Fell to 3% of Lost-Time Claims 11/13/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Chronic opioid use by injured workers decreased from 13% to 3% of all lost-time claims over a 10-year period, a trend projected to produce $6.5 billion in savings, according to a report from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More
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