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3rd Circuit Overturns Denial of LHWCA Benefits to Worker With Hearing Loss 01/11/2021
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A federal appellate court overturned a denial of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act benefits to a marine construction worker who suffered hearing loss while employed on a bridge replacement project. ...Read More
 
 

Worker Gets Substantive Temporary Disability Benefits Without Express Authorization From Doctor 01/11/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 174 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to substantive temporary disability benefits after knee surgery but was not entitled to a penalty against his employer due to failure to pay. ...Read More
 
 

Court Rejects Nonsubscribing Employer's Challenge to Arbitration Award 01/11/2021
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 169 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
A Texas appellate court rejected a nonsubscribing employer’s challenge to an arbitrator’s award of damages to an injured employee, finding the company waived its claim that the award was tainted by the arbitrator’s bias. ...Read More
 
 

Lawmaker Proposes COVID-19 Presumption for School Workers 01/11/2021
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 176 min read
Occupational exposure to the new coronavirus would be presumed for Minnesota teachers, administrators and other school workers who catch COVID-19, under recently introduced legislation. ...Read More
 
 

Bill Would Authorize Electronic Payment of Benefits 01/11/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A Missouri lawmaker is making another run at a bill that would allow electronic payment of workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More
 
 

WCS Holding Medical Training Class Tuesday 01/11/2021
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 146 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Nevada Workers’ Compensation Section is holding a new training class Tuesday called, “Delving Into D-35s.” The WCS...Read More
 
 

BWC Extends Deadline for Indoor Air Improvement Grant Applications 01/11/2021
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 476 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has extended a deadline for nursing homes and assisted living centers to apply for funding to cover indoor air quality improvements. ...Read More
 
 

All but Workers' Comp PBMs Must Register With Insurance Department 01/11/2021
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 240 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 398 min read
Thanks to a New Hampshire law that was passed in 2019, pharmacy benefits managers must register with the state Department of Insurance. ...Read More
 
 

DWC to Offer Virtual Walk-Through Hearings 01/08/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1785 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation said it will offer a “walk-through alternative” using the Lifesize video conferencing platform, starting Monday. ...Read More
 
 

Side Effects of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Could Result in Workers' Comp Claims 01/08/2021
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1044 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
An employee who suffers a bad reaction after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination could file a workers’ compensation claim if his employer mandated the injection, industry experts said Thursday. ...Read More
 
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