en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:36:42 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Worker Can't Assert Viable Retaliation Claim Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5d7b936c54f10a3da9408d4c05aeff7f5e7161e6 5d7b936c54f10a3da9408d4c05aeff7f5e7161e6 Tenet Healthcare to Furlough 500 Workers Because of COVID-19 Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ade4dd7afb75aa9d489d409d2a509421594f9fb2 ade4dd7afb75aa9d489d409d2a509421594f9fb2 Agency Tracking COVID Claims, Assigns New Code for FROI Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2c3060f55c00707dadff5abc13ba8fc84c2dfa2b 2c3060f55c00707dadff5abc13ba8fc84c2dfa2b DWC Announces Fee Schedule Changes Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/23d1d5b3926f32d4429fc4c5bf7ed25edc41900f 23d1d5b3926f32d4429fc4c5bf7ed25edc41900f Amputation Prompts $151,329 Fine Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ecb4b1e02211ad87547f6805e779fa1a7f6c35e9 ecb4b1e02211ad87547f6805e779fa1a7f6c35e9 CMS Fails to Authorize Telemed for Physical Therapy, Leaving Reimbursement in Doubt Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2bafec7f58892fe17fb62ebf9603bcad20690c5b 2bafec7f58892fe17fb62ebf9603bcad20690c5b WCA Extends Limited Operations Through May 1 Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/caf3a0cfa81271f845925e587c877d19371eb032 caf3a0cfa81271f845925e587c877d19371eb032 Worker Gets Wage-Loss Benefits for 2nd Back Injury Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8be4b1c797e13e766f570db0d9295bbf5e030a08 8be4b1c797e13e766f570db0d9295bbf5e030a08 Court Upholds Dismissal of Construction Worker's Labor Law Claims Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5dd2f921b6b28515345f5d0d3214845a9c4f3b62 5dd2f921b6b28515345f5d0d3214845a9c4f3b62 DWC, WCAB Announce Updated Hearing, Filing Procedures Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/68314d28bbab8805494199c6610e24d1a69c80c8 68314d28bbab8805494199c6610e24d1a69c80c8 OSHA Issues Stiff Fines in Hard Rock, I-4 Accidents That Killed 8 Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/32825a9ec3d395f7b179737c9f4c0405ec99a4f5 32825a9ec3d395f7b179737c9f4c0405ec99a4f5 Court Clarifies Comp Offset for Retired Public Safety Employees Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3ded803d0195bb28f2b7d33502a7925f807db5ea 3ded803d0195bb28f2b7d33502a7925f807db5ea Lack of Transcript Sinks Worker's Challenge Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ff5f6d14181fd478e1e63f14a74c9b2f773c8a81 ff5f6d14181fd478e1e63f14a74c9b2f773c8a81 Study: Claims Above $1M Account for 10% of Losses; Vehicle Accidents No. 1 Cause Mon, 06 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/924c643795e17cc69db75916b8bee7f0d8bded6a 924c643795e17cc69db75916b8bee7f0d8bded6a Court Upholds Dismissal of Application Over Omission Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6cf5cbca73ba6657318b1b81d1e792de6b4c43f0 6cf5cbca73ba6657318b1b81d1e792de6b4c43f0 Worker Gets Fees, Penalties, but no Additional Benefits or Medical Expenses Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/360060ac6937138127b83b3a39aa7002a8312ee0 360060ac6937138127b83b3a39aa7002a8312ee0 2020 Fee Schedule for Hospitals, Surgery Centers Now Available Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c4d30b75be4c186358587b0684cde415d9d48ebc c4d30b75be4c186358587b0684cde415d9d48ebc WCD Suspends Penalties for Failure to Insure, Pay Compensation Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/79036e39adf98e21702e01d326f86546f315eabf 79036e39adf98e21702e01d326f86546f315eabf Care Bridge Offers COVID-19 Claim Cost Calculator Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/06b4a34a378d94c218fa8e384f5ebd6b571a8fa0 06b4a34a378d94c218fa8e384f5ebd6b571a8fa0 Conn., N.Y. Post New Rules on Medical Exams; Other States Adjust to Virus Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bff592e3629d6473689bf3fd606552647afd3f52 bff592e3629d6473689bf3fd606552647afd3f52 Court Upholds Restitution Order Against Uninsured Employer Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3668d9e7f200f2f9059e05242d3643821186a5a1 3668d9e7f200f2f9059e05242d3643821186a5a1 Insurance Division Approves 6.8% Rate Cut Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ef1a74850da1da551c6b717e6d35e819cb321ad2 ef1a74850da1da551c6b717e6d35e819cb321ad2 Law Doesn't Pre-Empt Injured Worker's Claim of Wrongful Termination Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2ff3d8855caece5d2265cd059e9cb53b6b478c84 2ff3d8855caece5d2265cd059e9cb53b6b478c84 In Rare Move, Fraud Forfeitures Now Go to Insurance Investigation Unit Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f8c099b23c9fd69b45f28fa1704fc3f2e9801253 f8c099b23c9fd69b45f28fa1704fc3f2e9801253 DaisyBill Webinar to Cover Telehealth Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/81ab3cb90fd1033307873434a82318fffea0212c 81ab3cb90fd1033307873434a82318fffea0212c One Call Webinar to Explore Impact of COVID-19 Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fcef7f6c2d580fbd4ec4667eb031d2e1f5acbba0 fcef7f6c2d580fbd4ec4667eb031d2e1f5acbba0 WC System Likely to See Fewer Claims, Lower Rates if COVID-19 Economic Fallout Continues Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/424c5c159bb0f02e789a6eaa564fc3cde02ca639 424c5c159bb0f02e789a6eaa564fc3cde02ca639 Attorney's Use of Outdated Form Results in Denial of Appeal Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b9cb9aebd48c8b26fc785c094b654ddee68ec26c b9cb9aebd48c8b26fc785c094b654ddee68ec26c Commission Begins Automatic Purge of Aging Comp Records Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a85389556eded94968c17d3e488d2a388d158785 a85389556eded94968c17d3e488d2a388d158785 ICA Closing Offices to In-Person Visits Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/818997f9845dfb151081755e30c27f79a6aa45f6 818997f9845dfb151081755e30c27f79a6aa45f6 WCS Posts Worker Notices in Spanish Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9cb5d1c83768f1458765db687953c7eb805facbd 9cb5d1c83768f1458765db687953c7eb805facbd States Continue to Adjust Meetings, Hearings, Rules Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/694f1b7d68da5914945231ab1c74fa0bbf19be44 694f1b7d68da5914945231ab1c74fa0bbf19be44 Agency Posts Rules to Reflect New Address, Tax Table Dates Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c4c77227b80fdf35f0c7ffa78a7cab5fdae89da6 c4c77227b80fdf35f0c7ffa78a7cab5fdae89da6 Temporary Worker Can't Maintain Tort Suit Against Employee Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/35eefe392034c5d634a119109b1e5e010ebfc339 35eefe392034c5d634a119109b1e5e010ebfc339 Governor Approves Bill Establishing IME Criteria Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d04c45a2585de196c07950cdd10d0867d7d0285f d04c45a2585de196c07950cdd10d0867d7d0285f Supreme Court Orders Hearing on Merits of Workplace Sexual Assault Case Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/118472d530bb7b07912104c2e8374be151e7b984 118472d530bb7b07912104c2e8374be151e7b984 Federal Virus Act Means Paid Leave, but Sick Workers Could Also File Comp Claims Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5f7c8675a2a83094132d9ee51e76090c7f60a13f 5f7c8675a2a83094132d9ee51e76090c7f60a13f WCIRB Governing Committee Meets Wednesday Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/396dfa9da33b22fe44209afa4de1c4521d3fce3f 396dfa9da33b22fe44209afa4de1c4521d3fce3f Police Union Requests COVID-19 Presumptions in All States Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cf1247c035e5eee7aa5edbad217f4a3002d3b5f1 cf1247c035e5eee7aa5edbad217f4a3002d3b5f1 N.Y. WC Board Extends Paid Leave to Virus Care; Other States Adjust Hearing Rules Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e9475e593e26344244d4ad4ea11532fab35a949c e9475e593e26344244d4ad4ea11532fab35a949c CFO Orders State to Process Comp Claims From Some Virus-Sickened State Workers Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/18b3ebd33e9a0f183292f6a547d0e5203c11c4a3 18b3ebd33e9a0f183292f6a547d0e5203c11c4a3 BWC Wants to Reward Self-Insured Companies That Pay Assessments Electronically Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3bb806d28269745a5727e9356ff5d872cbc62340 3bb806d28269745a5727e9356ff5d872cbc62340 Failure to Provide Dates for Objections Sinks Review Application Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ba684d5471f4590721a0b4e1708daf5fe314de34 ba684d5471f4590721a0b4e1708daf5fe314de34 Governor Approves Lower Intoxication Threshold, Appeals Board Alternates Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9725ae5f4488190a1475c0f9b1b213d546a74e98 9725ae5f4488190a1475c0f9b1b213d546a74e98 Governor Signs Bill Allowing Mental Stress Claims by First Responders Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6daacee758937816d9b37f657f48dd153808df05 6daacee758937816d9b37f657f48dd153808df05 SAIF Announces $10M Coronavirus Safety Fund Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b2efc3803823ab1ab6eff20b3cf48646f8d708d6 b2efc3803823ab1ab6eff20b3cf48646f8d708d6 Lack of Specificity Wrecks Worker's Challenge to Ruling Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2e42947eda8186ac80946e1423d298f224f15e87 2e42947eda8186ac80946e1423d298f224f15e87 Court Upholds Expansion of Claim for Repetitive Motion Injuries Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/214b8624b39613414c5d439f3cbf75f9594c2d75 214b8624b39613414c5d439f3cbf75f9594c2d75 WCD Updates Claim Review Request Form Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ccc800a6daeb813c1a65e4f9d0ffe55d4caa91a8 ccc800a6daeb813c1a65e4f9d0ffe55d4caa91a8 Comp Could Be Hit Hard by Virus-Related Fraud, and Regulators Hope to Get Creative Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3f3d79bb26d30c43c06108bb232294bd0edca9bf 3f3d79bb26d30c43c06108bb232294bd0edca9bf Labor Groups Ask Gov. Newsom to Enact Emergency COVID-19 Presumptions Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/805e5e7b6ba76a1c72bf691482b31b33a46da6e7 805e5e7b6ba76a1c72bf691482b31b33a46da6e7 Louisiana Orders Moratorium on Policy Cancellations; Other States Postpone Meetings Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7fe5270e03371bddfba5857b5e850dea75275cf0 7fe5270e03371bddfba5857b5e850dea75275cf0 First Responders, Lawmaker Hope Governor Can Order COVID-19 Presumption Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c6b9ebe455aea84a2d5c992acf53fd2812c3bcb0 c6b9ebe455aea84a2d5c992acf53fd2812c3bcb0 WILG's Open Letter Asks for Comp Coverage for Stricken Health and Safety Workers Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/057bbd0d50fe2362e8df6c4c91d581fd71e64794 057bbd0d50fe2362e8df6c4c91d581fd71e64794 DWC Adopts Codes for COVID-19 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/471f41d595968ce358d0ff48ad7ad07646f4526b 471f41d595968ce358d0ff48ad7ad07646f4526b Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates Hosting Second COVID-19 Webinar Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c952505e3420b3b3fb0034fa7d3e9a1317ddcd9b c952505e3420b3b3fb0034fa7d3e9a1317ddcd9b Worker's Failure to File Notice of Appeal Precludes Challenge to WCB's Fraud Finding Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d0b82fbea3807cc329cb1bbd1015ae2807512eba d0b82fbea3807cc329cb1bbd1015ae2807512eba Court Rejects Worker's Challenge to Completion of Application Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7779f57d6c99817305d20f59bb973c74f46062f1 7779f57d6c99817305d20f59bb973c74f46062f1 Settlement of Prior Claim Reduces Award for Later Injury Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3f8f70d991b3a4e449efa25caf4faaf77d62746a 3f8f70d991b3a4e449efa25caf4faaf77d62746a Virus Downtime May Be a Chance for Employers to Upgrade to Safer Equipment Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/15a3dca1c707f51ee047e8be689e5384546f864a 15a3dca1c707f51ee047e8be689e5384546f864a Bill Would Create Conclusive Presumption for COVID-19 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/546990a73d4bb150cf4b85a22347f9de3b1ca6ea 546990a73d4bb150cf4b85a22347f9de3b1ca6ea Split Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for 2nd Injury Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2c82407603236e2200ffc2cd8e911e0cd0a87e95 2c82407603236e2200ffc2cd8e911e0cd0a87e95 DWC Offers Guidance on Remote Exams; Firm Drops Legal Threat but Says Changes Needed Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ded03c1d98780b91eaff398e7ba6ff245fa51434 ded03c1d98780b91eaff398e7ba6ff245fa51434 Payment of Premiums Doesn't Turn Contractor Into Employee Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ba3fcde0d5b1222818413042ced705231e24809c ba3fcde0d5b1222818413042ced705231e24809c Governor Signs Premium Credit Bill Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1dde367bac2470937ed682de227b8f11708c1474 1dde367bac2470937ed682de227b8f11708c1474 Board Removes Five Firms From List of IME Providers Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ef444d195888c4f874c52f99dfaf1cc465e8ed46 ef444d195888c4f874c52f99dfaf1cc465e8ed46 WCD Increases Reimbursement for Remote Evaluations Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ef6500fb44722570bd57daa6ff8d7f9acc31dec4 ef6500fb44722570bd57daa6ff8d7f9acc31dec4 DWC Educational Conference Now Scheduled for June Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d153de156df11b028797a9b7338ecd1b33775573 d153de156df11b028797a9b7338ecd1b33775573 Worker Injured in Trench Collapse Can't Maintain Suit Against Contractor Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ee2f620c0477e623231205c097c9f2e31471eeac ee2f620c0477e623231205c097c9f2e31471eeac Umpire Strikes Out in Review Effort Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/066557c82fd0d2311b48ff4bf2e5498c46c8d3f3 066557c82fd0d2311b48ff4bf2e5498c46c8d3f3 Governor Approves Suspension of Required Medical Exams During Crisis Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3ce5917375a977bedc11460c31138fe03bdbd34b 3ce5917375a977bedc11460c31138fe03bdbd34b Worker Can't Reopen Claim on Assertion of Receiving Benefits From Wrong Employer Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1fbcaa11dc89fefab984be88e039e52e721d8226 1fbcaa11dc89fefab984be88e039e52e721d8226 WILG Holding COVID-19 Webinar Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3066c29336397885fca422ed505e69b30a42f6f2 3066c29336397885fca422ed505e69b30a42f6f2 IWCC Suspends Regular Operations in April Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/85116bffeb8da9a15c99c88be1b5d358c56dc012 85116bffeb8da9a15c99c88be1b5d358c56dc012 First Responders Demand That Governors Order Comp Coverage for Quarantine Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/19c18b7a298fc4a8c88f6660ee7442b4912a6b94 19c18b7a298fc4a8c88f6660ee7442b4912a6b94 Supreme Court Rules WC Carrier Liable for Miners' Asbestos Claims Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6cd9d9e15199db636a7a62ff2156338e0742707a 6cd9d9e15199db636a7a62ff2156338e0742707a DWC Postpones MTUS Hearing, Adopts COVID-19 Testing Codes Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7cd3b8fc4f4311c61036d35c89f7d4aec3299032 7cd3b8fc4f4311c61036d35c89f7d4aec3299032 Governor Orders Comp Coverage for Sick, Quarantined First Responders and Med Workers Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f5b218e585252925a6de318179e23fbacb163011 f5b218e585252925a6de318179e23fbacb163011 Eastern States' Comp Agencies Rolling With COVID-19 Punch Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/06be5a63aaa59a472414d0d96536a1f40260fd43 06be5a63aaa59a472414d0d96536a1f40260fd43 WCD Issues Industry Notice on COVID-19 Procedures Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/423dd3a1ff42caae99973197dc3dea8cdc78a7d2 423dd3a1ff42caae99973197dc3dea8cdc78a7d2