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Workers' Compensation News


Worker Should Have Additional Conditions Included in Claim 11/13/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for a head injury, radiculopathy and two disk herniations after an accident at a coal mine. ...Read More

OWC Errs in Ordering State to Pay for Meds Dispensed Directly to Worker 11/13/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that the Office of Workers’ Compensation erred in ordering the state to pay for the medications dispensed by a pharmacy after it was no longer authorized to dispense directly to the injured worker.  ...Read More

Worker Can't Challenge Order to Submit to Exam Despite Invalidation of IRE Process 11/13/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker could not take an immediate appeal from an order compelling his attendance at an impairment rating examination after the IRE provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act had been invalidated. ...Read More

Report: More Than Half of COVID Claims Initially Denied 11/13/2020
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 240 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
More than half of the 425 workers’ compensation claims for COVID-19 that have been filed in Hawaii since February were initially denied pending investigation, according to a report by ...Read More

WCB to Discuss Attorney Fees at Dec. 15 Meeting 11/13/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 161 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 56 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board will hold its initial discussion in its biennial review of attorney fees during a Dec. 15 meeting in Salem. ...Read More

Comp Division Publishes COVID Flyer 11/13/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 176 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division on Thursday distributed an information flyer addressing issues related to COVID-19. “W...Read More

AMA Releases CPT Codes for Coronavirus Vaccine 11/13/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 988 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 54 min read
The American Medical Association on Thursday announced two Current Procedural Terminology codes for coronavirus vaccines and four new codes for administering the vaccine. ...Read More

Discount Rates for Lump-Sum Settlements Drop Sharply for 2021 11/13/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 520 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Claims Commissioner posted discount rates for lump-sum settlements in 2021, down sharply from 2020 rates. ...Read More

Comp Court Posts Plan to Wipe Down Facilities, Limit Virus Spread 11/13/2020
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court has ordered new precautions for trials and hearings that include asking judges to wipe down courtroom surfaces before proceedings as the number of COVID-19 cases reaches new highs in the state. ...Read More

Logue Named Administrator at BWC, Replacing McCloud 11/13/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 374 min read
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appointed another Sedgwick Claims Management veteran to lead the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More
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