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Workers' Compensation News


Judge Rules Delay Doomed Freelancers' Bid for Injunction in AB 5 Case 01/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A federal judge ruled that freelance writers and photographers waited too long to request an injunction prohibiting the State of California from applying a new test of employment status while a constitutional challenge to the new law plays out. ...Read More

Senators Amend Bill to Scale Back Proposed Hospital Worker Presumption 01/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Legislation that would create a presumption that certain conditions are compensable for hospital workers was amended to remove provisions to include coverage for cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and respiratory diseases. ...Read More

A Year of Debate Produces Few Reforms but Exposes Flaws in IME System 01/10/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 199 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Perhaps a study committee that spent most of 2019 examining New York's much-criticized independent medical examination system was doomed from the start, and now it's time for a smaller, less-contentious group to tackle the issue. ...Read More

5th Circuit Rejects Worker's Bid for Additional LHWCA Benefits 01/10/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A federal appellate court rejected a workers’ claim that he had not been adequately compensated under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act for all of his industrial injuries.  ...Read More

DWC Proposes Changes on Forms, Letters, Brochures 01/10/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a workshop Feb. 4 on proposed changes to procedures for filing documents, informational brochures for injured workers and employers, and temporary disability benefits. ...Read More

Supreme Court to Rule on What Constitutes Abandonment of Employment for Traveling Employee 01/10/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 27 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on the question of what constitutes an abandonment of employment for a traveling employee. ...Read More

DWC Holds Quarterly Carrier Meeting Jan. 22 01/10/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold its quarterly meeting for insurance carriers on Jan. 22. ...Read More

OptumRx Responds to Overcharge Lawsuit 01/10/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Pharmacy benefits manager OptumRx has fired back against a lawsuit filed by the Ohio attorney general that claims the company overcharged the state-run workers' compensation system for prescription drugs. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Worker's Claims of Disability Discrimination, Retaliation 01/09/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 108 min read
A California appellate court partially reinstated an injured worker’s claims of discrimination and harassment against her former employer. ...Read More

Committee Unable to Agree on Major Changes to Troubled IME System 01/09/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has permanently barred three companies from providing independent medical examinations, but one of the firms said it's simply a matter of the board updating its records. ...Read More
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