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Workers' Compensation News


Work Comp Commission Announces 2021 Mileage Rates 01/07/2021
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 134 min read
The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission announced a reduction in the reimbursement rate for injured workers who drive more than five miles away from their homes to receive medical care. ...Read More

Webinar to Explore COVID-19 and Work Comp 01/07/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
CorVel Corp. is hosting a webinar Thursday morning that will cover issues relating to COVID-19, including updated testing options and the rollout of vaccines. ...Read More

Commissioner McCarthy Retires After Four Decades in Comp 01/07/2021
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Douglas McCarthy, one of nine Illinois workers' compensation commissioners, retired last week after two years on the job and many more years as an arbitrator and claimants' attorney, the commission announced Wednesday. ...Read More

Big Difference in COVID Claims Acceptance Rates Comes Up Inadvertently at Meeting 01/07/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 994 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 137 min read
Austin police officers' COVID-19 workers' compensation claims have been accepted at a rate that's more than twice as high as that for city-county emergency medical service workers, and officials want to know why. ...Read More

Littler Adds Cal/OSHA Attorney Eric Compere to Workplace Safety & Health Practice 01/06/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Employment and labor law firm Littler has added Eric Compere, a former attorney for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, to its workplace safety and health practice group. ...Read More

Nonprofit Created to Target Illegal Comp Practices in Staffing Industry 01/06/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1585 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Representatives from staffing companies created a nonprofit trade association that aims to tackle illegal workers’ compensation practices in California’s staffing industry. ...Read More

GEKLAW Names Four Attorneys as Partners 01/06/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1941 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
California workers’ compensation applicants’ firm Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton and Goldstein announced four attorneys were named partner. ...Read More

L&I Has Only Partially Implemented 2016 Audit Recommendations, Committee Says 01/06/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 459 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
A state audit committee says the Department of Labor and Industries has only partially implemented recommendations from a 2016 assessment of how the agency handles claims for Washington’s monopolistic workers’ comp system. ...Read More

Legislatures Convene: Presumption, PTSD Bills in the Hopper 01/06/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 261 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 163 min read
With legislatures or their committees set to convene this week and next, several workers' compensation measures are on agendas — from pandemic presumptions in Texas and Missouri to judges' salaries and fee schedules in Florida. ...Read More

Clarification Ordered for Board's Denial of SLU Award 01/06/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 72 min read
A New York appellate court reversed a denial of a schedule loss of use award to a worker with multiple injuries who was classified as having a permanent partial disability. ...Read More
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