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Workers' Compensation News


Supreme Court Orders Retrial Due to Evidentiary Errors 06/29/2020
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 192 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
The South Dakota Supreme Court overturned a jury’s verdict in favor of an injured worker on her bad-faith claim, finding the trial judge had erred in excluding evidence of an attorney’s legal advice. ...Read More

Driver Gets Benefits After Jumping From Burning Truck 06/29/2020
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a truck driver is entitled to benefits for the aggravation of pre-existing conditions caused by leaping away from her burning vehicle. ...Read More

'Compound King' Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison and $12 Million in Restitution 06/29/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 370 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
A Houston pharmacist who called himself “the Compound King” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding the federal workers' compensation program out of millions of dollars. ...Read More

Contractor Failed to Obtain Comp Insurance on Worker Who Fell to His Death 06/29/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 745 | 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 | 297 | 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 | 219 | 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 | 139 | 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 | 692 | 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 | 818 | 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 | 813 | 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
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