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Workers' Compensation News


Business Owner Allegedly Offered Fake Insurance, Kept $1 Million of His Clients' Payments 07/26/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Fort Myers man is accused of stealing more than $1 million by providing fictitious workers’ compensation insurance and payroll services, and then pocketing his clients’ payments. ...Read More

Judge Allows Suit by Taxi Co. to Proceed Against Public Utilities Commission 07/25/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1015 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A federal trial court judge in California last week ruled that a San Francisco-based taxi company can proceed with its lawsuit against the commissioners of the state's Public Utilities Commission for granting more favorable treatment to ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft than to "...Read More

CHSWC to Discuss PT, Chiro Treatment Caps Aug. 4 07/25/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1215 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
California's labor-management advisory committee will discuss the statutory 24-visit limit on physical therapy and chiropractic treatment, and other topics during a meeting Aug.4 in Oakland. Dr. Ray Meister, executive medical director for the Division of Workers' Compens...Read More

Memorial Service for DePaolo Scheduled for Aug. 6 07/25/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2426 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A public memorial service for WorkCompCentral founder and Chief Executive Officer David DePaolo will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Camarillo Airport in Southern California....Read More

State No Longer Covers Lumbar Fusion for Common Cause of Back Pain 07/25/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 1616 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Washington state has severely limited coverage by state health care programs of lumbar fusion surgery, a controversial treatment for low back pain on which the Department of Labor and Industries spent $50 million from 2012 to 2014. ...Read More

2 Bills Impacting Workers' Comp Premiums Pass 07/25/2016
State: MO | Segment: Top | 524 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 112 min read
Two bills impacting workers' compensation insurance premiums became law in Missouri as the deadline for gubernatorial action on General Assembly bills passed late last month. ...Read More

Retroactive Premium Payment Didn't Buy Exclusive Remedy 07/25/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 590 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals last week published its decision reviving a day laborer's tort claim against the construction company that allegedly made payment of insurance premiums to secure coverage for him after he got hurt on a job site. ...Read More

Insurers Say Premium Discounts to Bolster Public Policy Are Inappropriate 07/25/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 90 min read
Insurers say a new Georgia law that provides for discounts on workers’ compensation premiums for employers with work-based learning programs is the latest example of lawmakers inappropriately using the rate structure to mold public policy. ...Read More

Subjective Evidence of Worker's Hearing Loss Supported PTD Award From 2nd Injury Fund 07/25/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 471 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
A Missouri appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to an award of benefits from the state's Second Injury Fund for her permanent and total disability from the combined effects of her non-work related conditions and her industrially caused hearing problems. ...Read More
Workforce Services Offering Seminars for Employers 07/25/2016
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 376 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will hold seminars for employers about workplace safety and other workforce-related topics in Rock Springs and Caspar in August and September. The 2016 Employer Information Seminars feature agency subject-matter experts with the goal of en...Read More
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