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Workers' Compensation News


Online Fraud Reporting System, Once Derailed by COVID-19, Now a Priority, CDI Says 01/07/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 153 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has made creating a new online fraud reporting system for district attorneys a priority after the project was delayed due to the recent pandemic and funding issues, Department of Insurance officials said Wednesday. ...Read More

Split Court Says Worker Can't Maintain Suit Against Employer's Joint Venturer 01/07/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 606 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not maintain a civil suit against the lessor of a property where he allegedly suffered injuries, since the party was a joint venturer with his employer. ...Read More

ICA to Close Phoenix Office to In-Person Visits Thursday 01/07/2021
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 140 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona said it will not allow in-person visits at its Phoenix office Thursday, but business operations will otherwise continue as normal. ...Read More

Report Says Medical Fee Disputes on the Rise 01/07/2021
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 528 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 192 min read
As Florida regulators have continued to deliberate over changes to medical reimbursement dispute rules, the number of disputes has spiked after several years of decline, a new report shows. ...Read More

Former Opponent of Settlements Files Bill to Allow Lump-Sum Payments 01/07/2021
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A Washington state Democrat who penned an editorial in 2013 that characterized a Republican-backed proposal to allow lump-sum settlements as part of corporate America’s efforts to shift costs from employers to taxpayers pre-filed a bill that would allow lump-sum settlements in the Evergreen...Read More

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Fall 01/07/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker should have been granted summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on a fall while he was walking an outdoor path at a construction site. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can't Maintain Suit Against Shipbuilder 01/07/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 163 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s civil suit against a shipbuilder, finding that the business and the worker’s employer functioned as a single entity. ...Read More

Senate Dems Include Benefit Increase in 2021 Agenda 01/07/2021
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
Indiana Senate Democrats listed increased workers’ compensation benefits on the 2021 legislative agenda they unveiled Wednesday. ...Read More

Former Head of Comp Commission Joins Insurance Department as General Counsel 01/07/2021
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Kim Bailey, the former executive director of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission, was named general counsel for the Oklahoma Insurance Department. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Suit 01/07/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A Louisiana appellate court revived a worker’s claim for coverage of injuries he sustained while he was helping his cancer-stricken brother run a business. ...Read More
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