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Workers' Compensation News


Bill Would Give Comp Benefits to School Workers Who Get COVID-19 01/15/2021
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Democratic lawmakers in Minnesota have proposed a bill that would offer workers’ compensation benefits to school employees who contract COVID-19, according to the Assoc...Read More

OSHA Fines Fitness Center More Than $126,000 for COVID-19 Violations 01/15/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 184 min read
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced more than $126,000 in fines levied on a Salem fitness center for “willfully continuing to potentially expose employees” to COVID-19, the agency said in a ...Read More

Department to Offer New EDI Functionality on Claims System 01/15/2021
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 300 min read
Two weeks from now, the Minnesota Department of Labor will roll out a new feature for its online workers' compensation claims management system. ...Read More

DWC Sets Another Hearing on Medical Reimbursement Dispute Rule Changes 01/15/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation on Feb. 9 will hold another hearing on proposed medical reimbursement dispute rules. The...Read More

Third Coal Mine Manager Pleads Guilty to Cheating in Dust Sampling 01/15/2021
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Another Kentucky coal company manager has pleaded guilty to rigging dust sampling procedures in mines in order to hide the extent of dangerous conditions that could trigger federal penalties. ...Read More

Even WCAB Judges Say They're Having a Hard Time Keeping Up With Comp Laws 01/14/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1395 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
In July of last year, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Judges Robert Rassp and Eric Ledger guessed that California would soon add at least 1 million employees to payrolls across the state, thanks to the passage of Assembly Bill 5. ...Read More

Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey Names Paul Wolfe as Newest Shareholder 01/14/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Workers’ compensation defense firm Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey announced that Paul G. Wolfe has become its newest shareholder. ...Read More

CWCI Data Shows December Spike in COVID-19 Claims 01/14/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
Data published online by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute shows that more claims for COVID-19 were filed in December than in any other month of 2020. ...Read More

Bill Would Create Presumption for Hospital Worker Injuries, Illnesses 01/14/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
California hospital workers would be presumed to have compensable claims for infectious diseases, cancer, musculoskeletal injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and respiratory conditions, under a recently introduced bill. ...Read More

Insurance Reps Object to Rules That Limit Second Swipe at Authorized Treatment 01/14/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Florida workers' compensation regulators appear to be crafting a sweeping new rule through the use of instructional notes to limit insurers' ability to conduct medical utilization reviews, insurance representatives said at a workshop Wednesday. ...Read More
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