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Workers' Compensation News


Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Worker to Get Reimbursement 09/18/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
A unanimous Ohio Supreme Court clarified the standard for determining a worker’s entitlement to reimbursement for medical treatment and upheld an award of reimbursement to an injured housekeeper. ...Read More

Medical Advisory Committee Seeks Input on Disk Replacement 09/18/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 104 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 30 min read
The Oregon Medical Advisory Committee said it will accept testimony on a draft recommendation that two-level cervical artificial disk replacement should be a compensable service for injured workers, during an Oct. 16 meeting. ...Read More

LASIE Seminar to Cover Basic Principles of Common Injuries 09/18/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 40 min read
The Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers is hosting a medical seminar Monday covering the basic principles of medical injuries commonly seen in workers' compensation. ...Read More

Truck Driver Gets Award for Chronic Pain Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression 09/18/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld an award of benefits to an injured truck driver for his depression, anxiety disorder and chronic pain syndrome. ...Read More

DOL Cites Dental Practice for Failing to Implement Respiratory Protections 09/18/2020
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 106 min read
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Georgetown Dental LLC for violating respiratory protection and other standards at the business's Georgetown, Massachusetts, location. ...Read More

Golden State Stands Out in Considering COVID Costs for New Rate Filing 09/17/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 623 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 128 min read
When the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California included COVID-19 related costs in its 2021 pure premium rate filing, the Golden State became the first jurisdiction to formally consider the effects of the virus in future rate planning. ...Read More

WCIRB Submits Amended Rate Filing 09/17/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 219 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 288 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau submitted an amended 2021 pure premium advisory rate recommendation to the California Department of Insurance that would spread projected costs for COVID-19 across six different categories based on risk of exposure. ...Read More

NCRB Recommends 3.9% Loss Cost Decrease 09/17/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 507 min read
The North Carolina Rate Bureau is recommending a 3.9% average loss cost decrease for the voluntary market and a 4.2% decrease in the ...Read More

Report: COVID-19 Presumption on Borrowed Time 09/17/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 51 min read
Legislation that would create a presumption that COVID-19 is compensable is expected to die after it was referred to a Virginia Senate fiscal committee Wednesday, according to a report by the ...Read More

Supreme Court Majority Blocks Additional TTD for Housekeeper With Back Injury 09/17/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 126 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
A majority of the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a housekeeper is not entitled to additional temporary total disability benefits even though she never returned to work following back surgery and the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator. ...Read More
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