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Workers' Compensation News


Court Upholds Dismissal of Comp Provider's Defamation Claim as SLAPP 01/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1002 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A California appellate court upheld a decision striking a defamation claim by the workers’ compensation insurance providers to a staffing company as a strategic lawsuit against public participation. ...Read More

CWCI Announces Death of Former General Counsel Michael McClain 01/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1081 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Staff and the board of directors for the California Workers’ Compensation Institute announced the passing of Michael McClain, who served as the organization's general counsel from 1995 to 2016. ...Read More

DWC Accepting Applications for April 17 QME Exam 01/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced that it is accepting applications for a qualified medical evaluator examination scheduled for April 17. ...Read More

Groups Hope First-Ever Misclassification Prosecution Means New Scrutiny on Construction 01/13/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 168 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 63 min read
Labor leaders and a contractors' group said Tuesday that officials may finally be making progress in cracking down on the widespread practice misclassification of construction workers — a decade after Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a law for that purpose. ...Read More

Judge's Order Lacks Decretal Language to Allow for Appellate Review 01/13/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to review a judge’s order denying an injured worker’s request to vacate the dismissal of his claim. ...Read More

ICW Group Names Michael Wheaton Director of Customer Experience 01/13/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 631 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
ICW Group Insurance Cos. announced the addition of Michael Wheaton as director of customer experience. ...Read More

Single-Subject Bill Proposes COVID Presumption for School Workers 01/13/2021
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 211 min read
A single-subject bill introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives this week would create a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for specified school workers. ...Read More

Bill Proposes Extending Disease Presumption to Portland Firefighters 01/13/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 218 min read
Oregon lawmakers will again take up the question of whether the more than 600 firefighters in Portland should have access to the same presumption that certain diseases are occupational that’s been available to other firefighters since the 1960s. ...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes Privatization for MEM 01/13/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 100 min read
Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co. would be required to create a private successor mutual insurance company by the start of 2023, under a bill introduced in the General Assembly. ...Read More

Bill Would Create Presumption of Compensability for Opioid Overdose 01/13/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 139 min read
A New York lawmaker introduced a bill that would create a presumption that opioid overdoses are compensable in some cases. The presumption propos...Read More
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