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Workers' Compensation News


Fee Schedule Shows Increase for Most Procedures 01/05/2021
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 91 min read
The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has released its 2021 update to medical fee schedules for professional and outpatient services, showing a modest increase for m...Read More

Comp-Reforming Lawmaker Running for Governor 01/05/2021
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A Virginia state lawmaker known for his efforts to reform the workers' compensation system after he suffered an injury announced that he is running for governor. ...Read More

Jockeys to See 15% Cut in Premiums for 2021 01/05/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
After several years of increases in workers' compensation costs, horse racing in New York State will see another drop in premiums in 2021. T...Read More

Employer Advocates Sue Cal/OSHA Over Emergency COVID Regulations 01/04/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1696 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Two national business organizations and three small employers are suing the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health over emergency COVID-19 rules that employers argue are too burdensome and could lead to more layoffs. ...Read More

Education of a Judge: Rosen Reflects on 47 Years in Workers' Comp 01/04/2021
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
A workers' compensation judge whose decisions have had a significant impact on Florida case law retired last week after 12 years on the bench. ...Read More

CNA Financial Transfers Legacy Excess Comp Portfolio to Cavello Bay 01/04/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
CNA Financial Corp. announced that its principal operating subsidiary, Continental Casualty Co., entered into an agreement through which Cavello Bay Reinsurance Ltd. will reinsure a legacy portfolio of excess workers' compensation policies. ...Read More

Labor Wants COVID Presumption for Essential Workers 01/04/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 877 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Organized labor will propose legislation during the 2021 legislative session that would create some type of presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for essential workers, according to a report by the ...Read More

Refinery Operator Has Immunity From Tort Suit by Contractor's Employee 01/04/2021
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 237 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a truck driver could not maintain a tort suit against a refinery owner for injuries he sustained while providing transport services pursuant to a contract. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Analysis for Wrongful Termination Suits, Revives Worker's Action 01/04/2021
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 156 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 29 min read
The Utah Court of Appeals clarified the analysis for determining whether an injured worker can prove a wrongful termination claim, and it revived a construction laborer’s lawsuit asserting he had been fired because of his pursuit of benefits. ...Read More

Offshore Fish Farmer Not Protected by Jones Act 01/04/2021
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 182 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Maine’s highest court ruled that an offshore aquaculture worker did not qualify as a seaman covered by the Jones Act. Case:...Read More
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