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Workers' Compensation News


No Additional PPD or Pain Medication for Worker Injured in Fall on Ice 11/18/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a broadband technician was not entitled to additional permanent partial disability benefits or authorization for pain medications following a slip-and-fall at work. ...Read More

MSF Annual Report: Investment Returns Boosted Surplus to $550.7 Million 11/18/2020
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 71 min read
Montana State Fund increased its surplus by more than $38 million while charging the lowest rates since it was created 30 years ago and declaring a $30 million dividend, according to the carrier’s 2019 annual report. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can't Get Fee Award for Attorney's Efforts to Secure PTD Benefits 11/18/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
A Florida appellate court ruled that an injured worker could not get an award of fees for her attorney’s efforts in securing her an award of permanent disability benefits. ...Read More

Bindley Capital Partners, Brian Bell Acquire DentalWorks USA 11/18/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 182 min read
Bindley Capital Partners and Brian Bell, the former CEO of ForeSight Medical, acquired DentalWorks USA, based in Tampa, Florida. ...Read More

Commission Allows Emergency In-Person Hearings at Five Sites 11/18/2020
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Grappling with a statewide spike in coronavirus cases, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has again revised its rules for hearings. ...Read More

DWC Gets Formal on UR Physician Rules 11/18/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation, having held an informal comment period, is now moving on to a formal review process on rules regarding the credentials of doctors who perform utilization reviews. ...Read More

Woman Sentenced to Year in Jail After Cashing Deceased Dad's Benefits Checks 11/18/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1505 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
A woman in western New York must spend up to a year in jail and pay restitution after she was sentenced Monday for cashing her dead father's workers' compensation checks. ...Read More

Report Contrasts Golden State COVID Reporting With Neighbor 11/17/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1989 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Nonprofit news organization CalMatters reported that while Oregon has focused on transparency in reporting workplace outbreaks of COVID-19, offici...Read More

Board Gives Providers First Glimpse at Long-Awaited Electronic Authorization System 11/17/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 162 min read
The New York Workers' Compensation Board offered a sneak peek Monday at part of its new and long-awaited electronic claims management system. An official said it will be as easy to use as filing federal income tax returns online. ...Read More

Alliant Names Steve Shappell EVP of Specialty Claims and Legal 11/17/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 336 min read
Alliant Insurance Services announced that Steve Shappell joined the company as executive vice president of specialty claims and legal. ...Read More
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