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Workers' Compensation News


Employer Liable for Benefits, Penalties, Fees to Worker for Fainting Episode 08/04/2020
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits, penalties and attorney fees to a worker for dehydration and heat exhaustion on a construction project. ...Read More

Mitchell/Genex Finalizes Acquisition of Coventry 08/04/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 289 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Mitchell/Genex on Monday announced that it finalized the acquisition of Coventry Workers’ Comp Services from CVS Health. The acquisition adds...Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to PPD Determination Process 08/04/2020
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2178 min read
The Utah Supreme Court rejected a worker’s constitutional challenge to the Labor Commission’s process for determining permanent partial disability benefits. ...Read More

Another State Posts New Rules on PBM Licensing, Spread Pricing 08/04/2020
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
All pharmacy benefits managers in Virginia will soon have to be licensed, and the Bureau of Insurance is now accepting applications. Th...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts Meeting Agenda and Email Address for Acting Chief Deputy 08/04/2020
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 194 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission posted notice that communications meant for the chief deputy commissioner should be addressed to Tamara Nance, the acting chief deputy commissioner. ...Read More

Doctor Charged in Compounding Kickback Scheme 08/04/2020
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Alabama doctor is the latest person charged in a long-running compound medicine and kickback scheme, federal prosecutors said. Dr. Michell...Read More

Employer Hit With Fee Award for Refusal to Pay for Worker's Medication 08/04/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a worker is entitled to attorney fees for the work her lawyer performed on her claim after her employer refused to pay for medication. ...Read More

Officer Committed Wage Theft, Told Workers Not to Seek WC, Prosecutors Say 08/03/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A police officer in San Jose has been charged with exploiting workers while operating a side security business, according to The Mercury News. ...Read More

First Wave of COVID-Related Employee Lawsuits Has Arrived, Experts Say 08/03/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 555 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect regions around the U.S., litigation experts say the first wave of employee lawsuits has arrived, with no signs of slowing down. ...Read More

With Lawsuits, Regulations, PBMs Looking for New Ways of Doing Business 08/03/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 618 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 61 min read
What began with an eye-opening audit for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation in 2018 has turned into a growing amount of litigation and legislation that could soon force major changes to pharmacy benefits managers' business model. ...Read More
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