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Workers' Compensation News


COVID-19 Claims Could Cost at Least $2.17B Over Next 3 Years, WCIRB Says 08/06/2020
By: Mark Powell (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 103 min read
Claims related to COVID-19 could cost California’s workers’ compensation system about $2.17 billion between now and 2022, according to projections from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Labor Commissioner Sues Uber, Lyft for Misclassification 08/06/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 477 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 96 min read
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office on Wednesday announced that it filed separate lawsuits against Uber and Lyft accusing the transportation companies of committing wage theft by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors. ...Read More

Feds Charge 10 With Selling Opioids From 'Sham' Clinics 08/06/2020
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1567 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central California on Wednesday announced charges against 10 people accused of participating in a narcotics trafficking ring that sold opioid prescriptions for cash through a series of “sham medical clinics.” ...Read More

Trump Orders Permanency to Telemed Rules but Leaves Out Rehab, PT 08/06/2020
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
Telemedicine in workers' compensation received a shot in the arm this week from Washington and New York, another sign that remote health care will be around long after the coronavirus pandemic has subsided. ...Read More

Court Turns Down Challenge to Discontinuation of Benefits 08/06/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s challenge to an order discontinuing her benefits was properly dismissed due to her attorney’s failure to properly complete her application for review. ...Read More

Incomplete Form Sinks Carrier's Reimbursement Bid 08/06/2020
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 162 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier was not entitled to reimbursement from the Special Disability Fund because it failed to properly complete the form requesting recovery. ...Read More

Shipwright Can't Get Comp Benefits Plus Jones Act Recovery for Same Accident 08/06/2020
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that a worker is not entitled to benefits under both the Jones Act and the state Workers’ Compensation Act, and that the carrier who paid Jones Act benefits is not entitled to subrogation from the employer. ...Read More

IAIABC: Proof of Coverage XML Standard Released 08/06/2020
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions announced the publication of new standards used by insurers to report workers’ compensation insurance policy data. ...Read More

Court Tosses PTD Award for Worker With Pre-Existing Psychological Conditions 08/06/2020
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals overturned a finding that a correctional officer’s employer was solely liable for her permanent total disability benefits for her psychological conditions after an assault by an inmate. ...Read More

WCB to Review Comments on Attorney Fees 08/06/2020
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 149 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 76 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss public testimony on proposed changes to attorney fee rules during an Aug. 18 meeting. ...Read More
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