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Workers' Compensation News


Study: Workers' Comp Drug Spending Fell 6.1%, Opioid Use Continued Decline in 2019​ 07/09/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Prescription drug spending on workers’ compensation plans fell 6.1% last year, and the total number of prescriptions fell by 4.3%, according to new data released Wednesday. ...Read More

10 Indicted in Alleged Plan to Use Rural Hospitals to Bilk Insurers Out of $1.4 Billion 07/09/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 784 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
An X-ray technician at a rural hospital in North Carolina said she knew trouble was brewing when the surgery for her work-related back injury suddenly wasn't covered by the hospital's workers' comp insurance. ...Read More

LASIE Hosting Legislative Recap Wednesday 07/09/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 122 min read
The Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers is hosting an online legislative recap from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday. The presentation will cov...Read More

DLI Hosting Virtual Q&A Session on New Claims Portal 07/09/2020
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is hosting a virtual question and answer session July 22 for insurers, self-insured employers and third-party administrators wanting to learn more about the new workers’ compensation claims portal scheduled to go live at the end of August. ...Read More

No Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker's Alleged Fall 07/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a group of property owners was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law and negligence claims predicated on his slip and fall on mud at a work site. ...Read More

Ironworker's Labor Law Claim for Trash Bin Mishap Partially Reinstated 07/09/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A New York appellate court partially revived an injured ironworker’s Labor Law claim for injuries he allegedly sustained when a trash bin fell on his foot. ...Read More

Court Rejects Defendant's Challenge to Restitution Order 07/09/2020
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals rejected a criminal defendant’s constitutional challenges to an order requiring him to pay restitution to a workers’ compensation insurance carrier. ...Read More

Second Injury Fund Has Liability for PTD Worker's Asymptomatic Pre-Existing Conditions 07/09/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 298 min read
A Missouri appellate court upheld an award of benefits from the state Second Injury Fund for a permanently and totally disabled worker’s pre-existing but asymptomatic conditions. ...Read More

Recession, Unemployment Will Cut Written Premium Sharply, Moody's Says 07/09/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 689 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The coronavirus recession will likely have a much bigger impact on employment and on workers' compensation written premium than did the Great Recession of 2009, Moody's Investors Service said in a research ...Read More

Labor, Minority Groups Want Action on Presumption Bills 07/09/2020
State: NA | Segment: NORTH | 855 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
Worker and minority advocates in two Northeast states hit hard by the pandemic are calling for action on presumption bills for essential workers. ...Read More
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