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Workers' Compensation News


Drug-Free Workplace Policies Don't Mean Fewer Claims, NCCI Study Shows 09/16/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 184 min read
Contrary to what many employers may expect, drug-free workplace policies don't always translate into fewer lost-time claims, the National Council on Compensation Insurance reported Tuesday. ...Read More

Study: Use of Topicals, Expensive Specialty Drugs Rose in 2019 09/16/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Usage rates for topicals, compounds, combo packs and other specialty medications are relatively low, but some costs associated with the products remain exponentially higher when compared with other treatments, according to a new drug trends report from a workers’ compensation care managemen...Read More

No Benefits to Longtime Miner for Lung Condition 09/16/2020
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a longtime miner did not prove he suffered a lung injury from his work, nor did he establish that he had an occupational lung disease. ...Read More

L&I Proposes Tapping Reserves to Avoid 2021 Rate Increase 09/16/2020
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 133 min read
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries on Tuesday proposed tapping into the workers’ compensation contingency reserve to avoid a rate increase in 2021. ...Read More

Court Rejects Attorney's Effort to Secure Additional Fees 09/16/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
A Louisiana appellate court dismissed an attorney’s claim of entitlement to additional fees, finding he had not secured a valid final judgment from the Office of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Woman Settles Suit for $8 Million After Gruesome Machinery Accident 09/16/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
A Virginia woman who lost her entire scalp in an industrial accident has settled a lawsuit against an equipment manufacturer and installer for $8 million. ...Read More

Insurance Exchange Can't Get Injunction Barring Rival's Allegedly Libelous Solicitation of Clients 09/16/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 83 min read
The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance exchange was not entitled to a preliminary injunction barring a rival service provider from sending unsolicited emails to its customers containing allegedly libelous misrepresentations. ...Read More

Jason Luce Joins HomeCare Connect as Director of Sales 09/16/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 147 min read
HomeCare Connect, a national ancillary service provider specializing in home health services in workers’ compensation, welcomed Jason Luce as its new director of sales. ...Read More

Attorney Fees Must Be Reviewed by Judge, Department Says 09/16/2020
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Kentucky Workers' Claims commissioner is reminding attorneys that their fees must be approved by an administrative law judge before they are paid. ...Read More

Report Shows Most COVID Claims Result in Small Indemnity Payments 09/16/2020
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 289 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 229 min read
Florida's COVID-19-related workers' compensation claims continue to rise in number, but the vast majority have resulted in relatively small indemnity payments, according to the Florida Division of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More
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