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Workers' Compensation News


MTI America Names Sam Hillman VP of Sales and Account Management 11/20/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 220 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 492 min read
MTI America announced that Sam Hillman will be joining the company as vice president of sales and account management. ...Read More

Worker Gets 2nd Chance to Prove Labor Law, Negligence Claims for Scaffold Mishap 11/20/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to a new trial on claims for injuries from a scaffold accident, finding his Labor Law causes of action should not have been summarily dismissed and that a verdict on his negligence claim was logically inconsistent. ...Read More

Worker Who Refused Job Offer Can't Get TTD Award 11/20/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker is not entitled to temporary total disability benefits if she rejects her employer's offer of suitable alternative work for reasons unrelated to her injury, even if done in good faith. ...Read More

WCD Schedules Hearing on Permanent COVID Claim Processing Rules 11/20/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is holding a hearing in January to gather testimony on proposed permanent rules identifying what constitutes a reasonable investigation for COVID-19 claims. ...Read More

No Future Medical Benefits for Worker Who Failed to Object to Report 11/20/2020
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld a denial of future medical benefits to an injured worker, finding she waived her objections to the admissibility of a report from her employer’s expert. ...Read More

Pinnacol Announces 6% Rate Cut 11/20/2020
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1141 min read
Colorado’s largest workers’ compensation carrier, Pinnacol Assurance, announced that it will lower rates by an average of 6% in 2021. ...Read More

Board Suspends Formulary Compliance Deadline for Refills 11/20/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 201 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board has temporarily suspended the deadline for compliance with its drug formulary on prescription refills. ...Read More

Mother of Killed Worker Wants Law Changed for Companies That Violate OSHA Regs 11/20/2020
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
Alabama's workers' compensation benefit levels have made headlines in the state this week after the mother of a young man killed on the job said his life appears to be worth only $7,500. ...Read More

Another Month, Another Hearing on Bill Review and Dispute Rules 11/20/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation has scheduled another hearing and workshop to discuss potential changes to rules for reimbursement disputes and insurer authorization. ...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Claim From Sinking Into Trench 11/20/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for an injury he sustained from sinking into an unguarded, backfilled trench. ...Read More
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