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Workers' Compensation News


CMS Award of WCRC Contract Withstands Protests 12/20/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1053 | 0 | Popular with Other | 1 min read
A protest to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ contract award for a new workers’ compensation review contractor has been denied. ...Read More

Court Overturns Award for Worker With Lung Injuries 12/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court overturned an award of benefits to a worker with asbestos-related lung injuries, finding he had failed to prove his condition had caused him a loss of earning capacity after he decided to end his retirement and re-enter the labor market. ...Read More

Jerry Workman Named Deputy Insurance Commissioner 12/20/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 1099 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Department of Insurance has named Jerry Workman deputy commissioner. ...Read More

Split Court Says Labor Law Covers Worker's Fall 12/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 921 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a painter’s fall from a loading dock while waiting to sign in at a security checkpoint to access his job site constituted a violation of Labor Law Section 240(1), as a matter of law. ...Read More

Board Moves to Ban Weapons at Facilities, Allow Phone Conferencing 12/20/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 967 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is moving toward electronic filing, banning weapons at its facilities and allowing judges to conduct conferences by phone. ...Read More

WCD Revises Forms to Reflect State Law Changes 12/20/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 921 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division issued two bulletins Tuesday, one dealing with the form and format for a worker’s request to change physician, and another related to the forms required for processing occupational disease or injury claims. ...Read More

Rule Outlining Insurers' Reimbursement Request Procedures Effective Next Week 12/20/2017
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 902 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A rule requiring insurers and self-insured employers to submit reimbursement requests to the Workers' Compensation Administrative Account within two years will go into effect Dec. 27.  ...Read More

Court Seeking New Electronic Data Interchange Vendor 12/20/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 984 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Court has issued a request for proposals and is looking for a vendor that will provide electronic data interchange (EDI) claims system services. ...Read More

Attorney Argues Hypertension Makes PTSD Compensable for Lost Wages 12/20/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1091 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 72 min read
An Orlando claimants’ attorney said he argued a “novel” legal theory Monday before a judge of compensation claims, positing that a police officer with PTSD qualified for lost wages because the physical injury of hypertension accompanied his mental injury. ...Read More

Lawmaker Who Supported Formulary to Resign 12/20/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 1242 | 0 | Popular with Other | 650 min read
A state lawmaker who helped lead the charge for a drug formulary for the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration will step down March 1 to spend more time with his family. ...Read More
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