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Workers' Compensation News

 

Medical Payments Fall 9.4% to $1.8B in 2020 09/07/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments fell to $1.8 billion in calendar year 2020, down 9.4% compared to the approximately $2 billion in medical payments for 2019, according to a new report from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. ...Read More
 
 

Commission Errs by Rejecting Credible Causation Opinion in Favor of Own Conclusion 09/07/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that when the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission finds uncontradicted expert medical testimony on causation is credible, it is not entitled to supply its own contrary lay opinion without support. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker for Mental Health Condition 09/07/2021
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the denial of benefits to a worker with disabling mental health issues, finding she failed to prove her workplace accident significantly contributed to her psychological problems. ...Read More
 
 

Registration Opens for Educational Conference 09/07/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that registration is now open for the second part of its 2021 educational conference. ...Read More
 
 

Building Owner Liable for Worker's Fall Through Hole in Floor 09/07/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to partial summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on his injuries from falling through a hole in the floor of a building where he was working. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall From Broken Ladder 09/07/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to an injured worker on his Labor Law claims based on his fall from a ladder. C...Read More
 
 

Employer Groups Argue Exclusive Remedy Precludes Negligence Claim for COVID Death 09/03/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2 | Popular with Legal
A coalition of employers is asking a California appellate court to find that the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation precludes a lawsuit alleging an employer’s negligence in exposing a worker to the novel coronavirus caused the death of her husband. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Law Doesn't Bar Claims for Wrongful Termination, Retaliation 09/03/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court revived a worker’s claims for wrongful termination and retaliation, but his claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress is barred by the state Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More
 
 

Omnibus Bill Goes Back to Insurance Committee 09/03/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California omnibus bill that would change state insurance laws relating to notice requirements to cancel workers’ compensation policies has been sent back to the Assembly Insurance Committee because of amendments made while the measure was in the Senate. ...Read More
 
 

Bill That Would Extend CIGA Request to Issue Bonds Heads to Governor's Desk 09/03/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill that would extend the deadline for the California Insurance Guarantee Association to ask the state Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank to issue bonds to cover claims arising from the insolvencies of workers’ compensation carriers is headed to the governor’s desk. ...Read More
 
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