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Workers' Compensation News


Contractor Failed to Obtain Comp Insurance on Worker Who Fell to His Death 06/29/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 733 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 79 min read
The family of a construction worker in Chicago has filed a negligence lawsuit against a contractor after the worker fell two stories to his death last fall. ...Read More

TDI Adopts NCCI Injury Codes 06/29/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 165 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved COVID-19 injury codes proposed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The NCCI in...Read More

Board Names Gordon, Tacci to Medical Director Office 06/29/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 210 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has added two physicians to its medical director's office. ...Read More

MLAC Reviewing COVID Issues 06/29/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 133 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
At the direction of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the state’s Management Labor Advisory Council will discuss how the state’s workers’ compensation system is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. ...Read More
CAAA Virtual Conference Kicks Off With Tips for Practicing WC Law in the Age of COVID​ 06/26/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 682 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
As the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association opened its annual summer conference Thursday morning, attorney Monica Fairwell said what many attendees were probably thinking. ...Read More
Med-Legal Exam Fee Upped to $2,015 in Latest Fee Schedule Proposal 06/26/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 806 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation’s latest Medical-Legal Fee Schedule proposal would pay a flat rate of $2,105 for a comprehensive evaluation, about a 27% increase over last year’s proposal. ...Read More
Highway Patrol Office Arrested for Comp Fraud 06/26/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A California Highway Patrol officer with 25 years of experience was arrested on suspicion of workers’ compensation fraud, according to a Patch.com report. ...Read More
DWC Updates Official Medical Fee Schedule 06/26/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation posted an order incorporating changes made by Medicare into the physician and non-physician practitioner section of the Official Medical Fee Schedule. The order adopts the April 2020 National Correct Coding Initiative Medically Unlike...Read More
Three Dozen Supporters, Opponents Turn Out on Presumption, Liability Bill 06/26/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 85 min read
A bill that would provide protection for workers and for employers seems to have struck a nerve in Ohio, with more than three dozen people testifying on it during a legislative hearing this week. ...Read More
Judge Properly Allocated Part of Worker's Settlement to Wife During Divorce Proceedings 06/26/2020
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that part of an injured worker’s settlement was properly allocated to his wife as part of his divorce proceedings. ...Read More
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