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Workers' Compensation News


Hearing Scheduled for Conclusive COVID-19 Presumption Bill 08/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 791 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
A policy committee in the California Senate will hear testimony this week on a bill that would create a conclusive presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for certain essential workers. ...Read More

Actuarial Committee Meets Monday, Governing Committee Meets Wednesday 08/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Actuarial Committee for the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California will meet at 9 a.m. Monday to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the potential impact of medical care delays. ...Read More

Kids' Chance Announces Record-Breaking Scholarship Season 08/10/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 222 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Kids’ Chance of California awarded a total of $270,000 in scholarships to 48 students this year. The organization said both the dollar amou...Read More

Notice of Policy Cancellation Doesn't Need to Be Sent by Certified Mail 08/10/2020
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
The Massachusetts Appeals Board overturned a finding that an insurance carrier had not effectively canceled an assigned risk policy just because it didn't send the notice by certified mail with return receipt requested. ...Read More

Court Rejects Challenge to Jury Instructions, Testimony in Claimant Fraud Case 08/10/2020
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 150 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found nothing wrong with jury instructions or allegedly prejudicial testimony in upholding the conviction of a former postal worker in Texas who was found guilty in 2018 of submitting more than $46,000 in phony travel reimbursement claims. ...Read More

Split Supreme Court Denies Surgeries for Worker With Hand Injury 08/10/2020
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 123 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The Supreme Court of West Virginia ruled that a worker who injured her hand while lifting a table was not entitled to coverage for surgery to address nerve issues. ...Read More

Tower MSA Partners Receives SOC 2 Type I Attestation 08/10/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 185 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Tower MSA Partners, a Medicare Secondary Payer compliance and Medicare Set-Aside services company, has completed its SOC 2 Type I audit. A S...Read More

Indictment Charges Former Postal Worker With Double Dipping 08/10/2020
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 22 min read
A federal grand jury indicted a 56-year-old former postal worker on charges of fraud for allegedly working part time while receiving more than $3,000 per month in workers’ compensation indemnity benefits, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland announced. ...Read More

Worker Gets PPD Award With Uncapped Multiplier for Elbow Injury 08/10/2020
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits to a worker for his elbow injuries, finding his claim was timely filed and that he did not have a meaningful return to work. ...Read More

$11.25M Settlement for Construction Accident Could Be Record 08/07/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
A former construction employee has been awarded what could be a record-setting workers’ compensation settlement more than two years after he fell four stories at a California work site. ...Read More
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