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Workers' Compensation News


Supersedeas Fund Now Three Years Behind in Reimbursing Some Carriers 01/13/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
Two years after the Pennsylvania Supersedeas Fund notified insurers that it was running as much as 16 months behind in sending reimbursement checks, the delays and the fund's financial picture appear to have worsened. ...Read More

Firefighter Proves Entitlement to Benefits for Lung Cancer 01/13/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a firefighter carried his burden of proving that he developed a compensable occupational disease in the form of lung cancer. ...Read More

White House Calls on Federal Agencies to Reduce Injuries, Improve RTW 01/13/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The White House announced a new initiative focused on reducing occupational injuries and getting federal employees back to work more quickly. Russell ...Read More

Split Court Reverses Denial of Disability Benefits for Injured Pipe Fitter 01/13/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
A divided North Carolina Supreme Court overturned a decision by the Industrial Commission denying an injured worker’s request for disability compensation. ...Read More

Legislation, Court Ruling Aimed at Stopping Medical Bill Collection Against Workers 01/13/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 282 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 195 min read
A federal court ruling in Florida and a bill in the New Jersey Legislature could make it more difficult for collection agencies to go after injured workers for unpaid medical bills. ...Read More

Lyft Drivers Urged to Reject Settlement Offer in Misclassification Suit 01/13/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 516 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 75 min read
Lyft, one of the largest ride-sharing companies, has extended a settlement offer of up to $600 per driver in a class-action lawsuit filed by some 8,000 drivers around the country. ...Read More

DWC Offering Construction Safety Classes 01/13/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will offer construction safety training in Lubbock, beginning in February. The division said in ...Read More

DWC Director Says Auditor's Recommendations Aren't Guaranteed to Fix QME Process 01/10/2020
By: Tonika Reed (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1281 | 6 | Popular with Legal | 76 min read
Division of Workers’ Compensation Administrative Director George Parisotto told California lawmakers that while he appreciates the state auditor’s recommendations for improving the medical-legal process, there’s no guarantee that proposals will be successful. ...Read More

Governor Proposes State Create Generic Drug Label 01/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 621 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a plan to leverage California’s market position to lower prescription drug prices in the Golden State. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Claims for Retaliation, Wrongful Termination 01/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 659 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
A California appellate court upheld the dismissal of two workers’ claims for retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. ...Read More
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