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Workers' Compensation News


Maximum Monthly Benefit Increases by 2.9% 07/06/2020
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations announced that the maximum monthly benefit for workers injured on or after July 1 increased by 2.9%. As ...Read More

June, July Cases to Be Set for August Docket 07/06/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
Cases that were postponed from June because of the pandemic will now be set for August to help avoid a backlog, the North Carolina Industrial Commission said in a bulletin. ...Read More

State, Federal Comp Programs Post New Fee Schedules 07/06/2020
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The federal workers' compensation program and the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission have posted new medical fee schedules. ...Read More

Miami's Largest Hospital Again Cancels Elective Surgery as Virus Spreads 07/06/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 676 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 2 min read
Starting Monday, Miami's largest hospital will once again stop providing elective surgeries, a move that could mean further delays for injured workers who need operations. ...Read More

Despite Some Gains, Comments Show QME Community Not Satisfied With Latest MLFS Proposal 07/02/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 815 | 5 | Popular with Legal | 146 min read
In its latest Medical-Legal Fee Schedule offering, the Division of Workers’ Compensation has upped the proposed payment for med-legal exams and proposed payment for no-shows and canceled appointments, two elements requested by California’s qualified medical evaluators and like-minded ...Read More

Report: Comp Carriers Issue $82.7M in Premium Refunds Due to COVID-19 07/02/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 748 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 416 min read
Workers’ compensation carriers returned at least $82.7 million in aggregate premium refunds to California businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis by actuarial consulting firm ...Read More

WCIRB to Deliver State of System Report July 14 07/02/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California will release its seventh annual state of the system report and host a free webinar discussion of the latest trends in the state's comp system on July 14. ...Read More

DeSantis Vetoes Comp Judges' Pay Raise, Citing COVID Drain on State Budget 07/02/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The coronavirus seems to have claimed another victim. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week vetoed a long-sought pay raise for judges of compe...Read More
Maximum Benefit Increases to $920 07/02/2020
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The maximum weekly workers’ compensation benefit in Alabama increased 3.1% Wednesday to $920 from $892. At the same time, the Department of Labor announced that the minimum benefit will increase to $253 from $245. Alabama law mandates that minimum compensation be 27.5% of th...Read More

Supreme Court Overturns Denial of Benefits to Worker for Mold Exposure Claim 07/02/2020
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
The Hawaii Supreme Court overturned a denial of benefits to a grocery store worker on his claim of injury from workplace exposure to mold. Case:...Read More
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