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Workers' Compensation News


Pinnacle Names Tim Mosler Principal, Consulting Actuary 01/09/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 252 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources named Tim Mosler as the firm’s newest principal and consulting actuary. ...Read More

Pele Godkin Named Appeals Board Judge 01/09/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee appointed Pele Godkin to serve as a judge on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More

Coventry's Bickford Appointed to IAIABC Committee 01/09/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 275 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 15 min read
Lisa Anne Bickford, director of government relations for Coventry, was appointed as the vice chair of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions Research and Standards Committee. ...Read More

Employer Can Compel Arbitration of Wrongful Termination Claim 01/09/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that an employer should have been allowed to compel arbitration of an injured employee’s claim that he had been fired in retaliation for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Labor Law Claim for Slip-and-Fall Accident 01/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 61 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim from a trip-and-fall accident at a construction site. ...Read More

Providers Concerned About Some Dispute Resolution Changes, Pleased With Others 01/09/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation heard from stakeholders Wednesday about proposed changes to medical reimbursement dispute rules, the latest step in what has turned out to be a years-long rulemaking process. ...Read More

Cuomo Surprises With Approval of Regulatory Relief Bill That Names Comp Board 01/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised many when he signed a bill that gives small businesses a pass on fines and penalties for first-time violations of state regulations. ...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment After Fall From Inverted Bucket 01/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 198 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured construction worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for a fall from an inverted bucket. ...Read More

Observers Caution Against Certain WCAB Rule Changes for 2020 01/08/2020
By: Tonika Reed (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2366 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board ushered in the new year by adopting a comprehensive rewrite of its procedural rules, despite objections from some observers who said the revisions could cause confusion or drive up system costs — and might exceed statutory authority....Read More

Thoroughbred Group Increasing Purses to Offset Comp Costs 01/08/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 411 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Thoroughbred Owners of California announced that participation purses will increase significantly in 2020, in part to offset increased workers’ compensation costs. ...Read More
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