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Workers' Compensation News


Holden: Court Rules Return to Work May Not Prevent Vocational Disability 10/28/2019
By: Joshua G. Holden
State: AL | Segment: Top | 208 | 0
On Oct. 4, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in AMEC Foster Wheeler Kamtech Inc. v. Jimmy Chandler, wherein it upheld the trial court’s finding that the ...Read More

Geaney: Med Center Not Responsible for Injury to Nurse in Public Street 10/25/2019
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 215 | 0
In an important decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided on Oct. 16 that a nurse who was walking from work premises to a parking lot following her shift at Jersey City Medical Center/Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health was not in the course of employment when she was struck by a m...Read More
CAAA: Union Seniority Undercut by SB 899 10/24/2019
By: CAAA Labor Committee
State: CA | Segment: Top | 293 | 1
When the Democrats in the state Legislature went along with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's so-called workers' comp reform, they severely undercut the principle of union seniority. Beginning right after the Civil War, railroad workers won seniority rights. By the turn of the century,...Read More

Anders: U.S. Appellate Court Holds Guaranty Fund Not a Primary Plan Under MSP Act 10/23/2019
By: Dan Anders
State: CA | Segment: Top | 286 | 0
In an Oct.10 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) was found not to be a primary plan under the Medicare Seco...Read More

Langham: Costs, Good Faith and Chilling Effect 10/22/2019
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 225 | 0
The Florida First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed the imposition of prevailing party costs in Coto v. Univision Sentry Casualty Co. The decision was a per cu...Read More

Paduda: A Roundup of News I Missed on Vacation 10/21/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0
OK, here’s what I missed while on vacation in France. The Workers Compensation Research Institute's annual conference is back in Bos...Read More

Salem: Board Affirms Opinion on Admissibility of 'Self-Taught' Expert's Testimony 10/18/2019
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 248 | 0
The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Appeals Board affirmed a trial court decision denying a motion in limine that sought to exclude an expert’s deposition testimony because the physician had no training in use of the American Medical Association’s Guides, and stated at one po...Read More

Moore: Are You A Drive-By Network User? 10/17/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 243 | 0
Workers’ compensation medical network usage tends to be the drive-by type. What do I mean by drive-by? ...Read More

Young: Newsom's First Workers' Comp Veto 10/16/2019
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 488 | 0
Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed his first workers’ comp bill, AB 346. ...Read More

Akkarachittor: How Machine Learning and AI Can Help Reduce Risk 10/15/2019
By: Pramod Akkarachittor
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1646 | 0
Risk management is integral to insurance, but it’s traditionally been an inexact science. Thanks to recent technological advances, however, risk management is about to get a long overdue upgrade. ...Read More
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