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Workers' Compensation News


NASI Data Shows Golden State Largest Comp System in Nation 11/19/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
California’s workers’ compensation system is the largest in the country and possibly the world, according to a California Workers’ Compensation Institute bulletin summarizing data released by the National Academy of Social Insurance. ...Read More

RTGR Law Promotes Karen Course to Managing Partner 11/19/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Workers’ compensation defense firm RTGR Law announced that Karen Course is now managing partner. ...Read More

Terms of Worker's Settlement Bar His FEHA Action 11/19/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
A California appellate court ruled that a Kaiser Permanente employee’s execution of a release of claims in connection with his workers’ compensation settlement operated to bar his claim against his employer for disability discrimination. ...Read More

Employers' Liability Claims Could Rise as COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens 11/19/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic climbs past 250,000, some workers’ compensation observers are predicting an uptick in employers’ liability claims stemming from injured workers and their family members alleging that infections occurred while on the job. ...Read More

Last-Minute Trump Rule Could Affect Comp Drug Prices 11/19/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1708 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
A move by President Trump to limit what Medicare pays for drugs could translate to lower medication costs for workers' compensation carriers and self-insurers — if it survives expected litigation and a new presidential administration, experts said. ...Read More

Worker With Injuries to Knee, Hip Gets SLU Award 11/19/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the calculation of a worker’s schedule loss of use award for an injury to his knee and hip as based on the loss of use of a leg. ...Read More

Trial Judge Errs in Setting Aside Verdict for Worker 11/19/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 296 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a trial judge erred in setting aside a jury verdict for an injured worker on his Labor Law claim for a fall from a ladder. ...Read More

No Carpal Tunnel Benefits for Worker With Multiple Comorbidities 11/19/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 291 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits to a coal mine employee with a history of medical conditions on his claim for benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read More

AGC Self-Insurers' Fund Announces $18.5 Million Dividend 11/19/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 418 min read
The Kentucky Associated General Contractors Self-Insurers’ Fund announced that an $18.5 million dividend will be returned to qualifying members in March. ...Read More

DWC Wants Input on Switching to EDI 3.1 Claims Reporting Standard 11/19/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a stakeholder meeting on Dec. 16 to find out what it will take to make the switch to the latest electronic claims reporting standard. ...Read More
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