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Workers' Compensation News


Self-Insurers' Security Fund Approves $6.5 Billion for 2020-21 Alternative Program 07/08/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 397 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
The board of trustees for the California Self-Insurers' Security Fund has approved the 2020-21 Alternative Secur...Read More

Workers' Comp Data: 7 of 10 COVID Claims in State Approved​ 07/08/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
About 71% of Oregon’s workers’ compensation claims for exposure to COVID-19 have been approved, according to numbers provided by the state Workers’ Compensation Division and Northwest Workers’ Justice Project. ...Read More

NYCIRB Report Suggests COVID Claims Could Be Fewer Than Once Feared 07/08/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
COVID-19 workers' compensation cases through mid-June could result in hundreds of claims that will cost New York insurers more than $75 million in hospitalization expenses, according to research from the state's rating board. ...Read More

Deputy Sheriff Denied Benefits for PTSD Allegedly Caused by Internal Investigation 07/08/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the denial of a deputy sheriff’s claim for benefits for an alleged psychological injury from the stress of being subjected to an internal affairs investigation. ...Read More

WCD Proposes Rules to Adopt COVID-19 Procedure Codes 07/08/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 137 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 42 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division proposed temporary regulations to allow the use of new COVID-19 procedure codes while it goes through the formal process of adopting the codes through permanent rules. ...Read More

Worker Can Proceed With Labor Law, Negligence Claims for Slip on Ice 07/08/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could proceed with his Labor Law and negligence claims based on his slip and fall on ice at a construction site. ...Read More

Registration Open for Annual Governor's Conference 07/08/2020
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 194 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is hosting its annual Governor’s Conference in a virtual setting Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. The work...Read More

Mom Cannot Proceed With Tort Suit for Death of 14-Year-Old Son at Farm 07/08/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 33 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a mother’s tort claim for the death of her 14-year-old son who was illegally employed at a farm. ...Read More

Court Upholds VSSR Award, Clarifies Who Qualifies as Machine 'Operator' 07/08/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
An Ohio appellate court upheld an award of enhanced benefits to a worker who was injured by his employer’s violation of a specific safety requirement. ...Read More

Hopke Confirmed as Latest Comp Judge 07/08/2020
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The New Jersey Senate confirmed claimants' attorney Fred Hopke as a workers' compensation judge, his firm announced Tuesday. ...Read More
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