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Workers' Compensation News

 

Labor Spreads Lies That Insurers Aren't Paying COVID Claims, Insurance Exec Says 07/31/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 890 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Insurance carrier representatives at a national conference Thursday accused organized labor and claimants' attorneys of spreading misleading information about the number of COVID-19 workers' compensation claims that have been denied by insurers. ...Read More
 
 

Court Revives Unpaid Premium Dispute 07/31/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
The Tennessee Court of Appeals revived a dispute for unpaid premiums between an insurance carrier and a roofing company due to the company’s use of an uninsured subcontractor. ...Read More
 
 

Injured Worker Waits Too Long to File Malpractice Suit Against Doctor 07/31/2020
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a worker waited too long to file a malpractice action against the doctor who had treated her work injures. ...Read More
 
 

Court Won't Review Finding of Employment Relationship Between Caregiver, Patient's Daughter 07/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a determination that an employer-employee relationship existed between an in-home caregiver and her patient’s daughter was not subject to review until all the substantive issues of the claim had been resolved. ...Read More
 
 

Subcontractor Can't Seek Indemnification for Damages Paid to Workers 07/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a subcontractor could not seek common-law indemnification from the general contractor overseeing a construction project where two employees were injured.  ...Read More
 
 

Family Hopes Landmark Comp Case Will Help Son Attend College 07/31/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The family at the center of a potential landmark workers' compensation case is hoping a favorable high court ruling will help the deceased worker's son afford college tuition and, someday, start a business. ...Read More
 
 

AmTrust, Appulate Announce Partnership 07/31/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 778 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Digital technology platform Appulate announced it will be working with AmTrust Financial Services to allow retail insurance agents and brokers to rate, quote and bind workers’ compensation policies in real time. ...Read More
 
 

OSHA Issues Revised Rule Concerning Access to Employee Medical Records 07/31/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 603 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its rule describing internal procedures that agency personnel must follow when obtaining and using personally identifiable employee medical information. ...Read More
 
 

DWC Says Travel Reimbursement Form Changes Would Help Avoid Delays 07/31/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting public comments on proposed changes to its travel reimbursement form. The update to For...Read More
 
 

No Questions, One Comment at CDI Hearing Over WCIRB 2021 Regulatory Filing 07/30/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
If you blinked, you might have missed it. If you were late, you definitely did. ...Read More
 
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