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Workers' Compensation News


Man Allegedly Took More Than $38K in Fraudulent Workers' Comp Benefits 11/12/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2291 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
A Los Angeles-area man has been arraigned on three felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after he allegedly received more than $38,000 in illegal benefits, according to the California Department of Insurance. ...Read More

Data Show Municipalities Are Accepting Most COVID Claims; Three Presumption Bills Filed 11/12/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Texas municipalities are accepting liability for approximately the same percentage of workers' compensation claims for COVID-19 as the state is denying. ...Read More

Commissioner Errs in Focusing on Source of Worker's Infection 11/12/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 179 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a workers’ compensation commissioner erred in ruling on the source of a worker’s staph infection instead of determining whether the worker had suffered cuts or scrapes at work. ...Read More

Factory Worker Fails to Prove Repetitive Motions Caused Shoulder Condition 11/12/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a factory worker did not have an occupational disease in her shoulder attributable to repeated work motions at or above shoulder level. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Closure of TTD Claim 11/12/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the closure of the temporary total disability claim for a Walmart employee with ongoing complaints of pain when her treating physician had removed her from work. ...Read More

Ametros Names New CEO; Former Chief Executive to Stay On as Board Chairman 11/12/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 432 min read
Workers’ compensation set-aside administrator Ametros has a new CEO, the company announced in a news release Wednesday. ...Read More

Commission Says Motions, Petitions, Affidavits Can Be Filed Without Notarization 11/12/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
Due to the continuing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Industrial Commission will now accept pleadings, motions, petitions and affidavits that have not been notarized. ...Read More

TMI Grants $3.5 Million Dividend to New Policyholders 11/12/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has announced $3.5 million in dividend payments to new policyholders. It's part of the company's $330 million in ...Read More

With Mail Delays, Petitions Can Now Be Emailed to Arbitrators 11/12/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 383 min read
Because of COVID-19 and delays in the mail service, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission is allowing motions and petitions to be sent to arbitrators via email. ...Read More

CCWC Blogger Webinar to Explore Future of Comp 11/11/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1585 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation is hosting a webinar Nov. 18 during which bloggers will debate the future of workers’ compensation. ...Read More
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