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Workers' Compensation News


Health System Fined for Lack of PPE 09/14/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Federal workplace safety regulators fined a Louisiana health care system $13,494 for failing to ensure workers had proper personal protective equipment. ...Read More

Death Benefits Increasing Oct. 1 09/14/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 95 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 29 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that the maximum death benefit will increase 3.7% Oct. 1 to account for the increase in the state’s average weekly wage. ...Read More

Voluntary Abandonment Bill Takes Effect Tuesday 09/14/2020
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
Ohio legislation that clarifies when claimants have voluntarily abandoned the job market takes effect Tuesday. ...Read More

Department Reduces Loss Costs 1.8% 09/14/2020
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 7 min read
The New Hampshire Insurance Department approved a recommendation from the National Council on Compensation Insurance to reduce voluntary loss costs by an average of 1.8%. ...Read More

WCIRB Reports 3.8% Drop in Medical Payments for 2019 09/11/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 289 min read
Overall medical payments and payments per claim continued to decline in 2019, with pharmaceuticals experiencing sharp declines in payments, according to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. ...Read More

State Fines Frozen Food Manufacturer, Staffing Firm a Combined $584,000 09/11/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1635 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited a frozen food manufacturer and its staffing firm a combined $584,000 for violations that included exposing hundreds of workers to COVID-19. ...Read More

Rating Board Changes Methodology; State Approves 1% Loss Cost Decrease 09/11/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
Starting Oct. 1, the average loss cost level in New York will drop by 1%, a tiny amount compared to some other states' recent reductions, but it is the fifth-straight decrease for the Empire State. ...Read More

Supreme Court Allows Worker to Proceed With Bad-Faith Claim Against TPA 09/11/2020
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 108 min read
The Delaware Supreme Court declined to step in and stop an injured worker from pursuing a bad-faith claim against a third-party claims administrator. ...Read More

Employee Who Resigns Can Get Work Disability Benefits 09/11/2020
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 120 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled that if a worker is fired after he tenders his resignation, he can collect disability benefits for the period between the date of discharge and what would have been the effective date of resignation. ...Read More

Labor Department Fines Meatpacker for Not Shielding Employees From COVID-19 09/11/2020
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 193 min read
A South Dakota meatpacking company has been fined the maximum allowed by federal law after it failed to protect workers from COVID-19, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. ...Read More
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