en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:44:05 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.19.1 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Worker Fails to Assert Viable Tort Claims Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d932a10c671a3e273dd3087c5af59a0bd70982d9 d932a10c671a3e273dd3087c5af59a0bd70982d9 DWC Withdraws Newsline Announcing 2022 TD Rates Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2a04db43903ad7e349f4444e6c119b635e8bd764 2a04db43903ad7e349f4444e6c119b635e8bd764 Interpreter Service Owner Pleads Guilty to Submitting Phony Bills Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e9f66db656f352e1fd7e10d781f0af19beae3aa3 e9f66db656f352e1fd7e10d781f0af19beae3aa3 State WCC Adds New Commissioner Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a2328fe6135a05fa94045d4d81661aa298c37fc7 a2328fe6135a05fa94045d4d81661aa298c37fc7 Prop. 22 Supporters Appeal Judge's Ruling That Declared Law Unconstitutional Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/caf8e226fc347e29f517f96f67e9dc62f111ef3b caf8e226fc347e29f517f96f67e9dc62f111ef3b Minneapolis Panel OKs More Comp Settlements for First Responders Who Quit After Floyd Death Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/776721651bfb83368c0cc3304d82d7c42c6283bb 776721651bfb83368c0cc3304d82d7c42c6283bb Injured Worker Can't Expand Claim to Add Psychiatric Conditions Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/956a813f2f006de3cf33a2b3f27caa0f5ca1fbac 956a813f2f006de3cf33a2b3f27caa0f5ca1fbac Court Denies Relief to Worker Who Missed Deadline to Challenge Decision Fri, 24 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0823871fd3a3d4bc64483548e477248378ef5b8c 0823871fd3a3d4bc64483548e477248378ef5b8c Paradigm Partners With Medway Air Ambulance as In-Network Provider Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/91df12b4b45604f2dd157df8ba3ae4b6e843a5ef 91df12b4b45604f2dd157df8ba3ae4b6e843a5ef Sedgwick Acquires Comp Provider Managed Care Advisors Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1b9faede378297aca5ae8e8d0b0040b84af9d706 1b9faede378297aca5ae8e8d0b0040b84af9d706 Biden Administration Announces Measures to Protect Workers From Heat Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/52ba68e0ed9b746570ace73398ab53ed9f6377fa 52ba68e0ed9b746570ace73398ab53ed9f6377fa Average Hospital Charge Ratio Increasing Slightly Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f52b13065c569106e6034b70c0db1f3620ebc053 f52b13065c569106e6034b70c0db1f3620ebc053 Truck Driver Not Entitled to PTD Benefits From 2nd Injury Fund Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9e477e17558edd8fe6e72e281e29c3df12e852de 9e477e17558edd8fe6e72e281e29c3df12e852de NCCI Proposes 8.3% Reduction in Loss Costs Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/64915963ed1b93f3c2dfc44d4f2481760cdc951b 64915963ed1b93f3c2dfc44d4f2481760cdc951b Split Court Takes Blame for Complicating Payment Dispute, Dismisses Appeal Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/77f465d8cc6c622df802f286136b1df7f55d0b90 77f465d8cc6c622df802f286136b1df7f55d0b90 Medical Marijuana Treatments for Injured Workers Likely to Grow, Safety Experts Say Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/37154f89b34a41a1321ccf5b071a69e3e5cf3989 37154f89b34a41a1321ccf5b071a69e3e5cf3989 Nurse Case Manager Gets Benefits for Back Condition Linked to Accident Thu, 23 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a3510e4a4e60a658abe1e62afda608eff04bf20e a3510e4a4e60a658abe1e62afda608eff04bf20e CHSWC to Discuss Report on Mental Health for First Responders Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b1fa250264989bb615f6d10f3c2d5faf04d56843 b1fa250264989bb615f6d10f3c2d5faf04d56843 DWC Posts Order Adjusting OMFS to Medicare Changes Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b1862acf3e8f315560f8df1294ec03aa01fcf1f4 b1862acf3e8f315560f8df1294ec03aa01fcf1f4 Workplace Injury Triage Service Announces Digital Safety Tool to Meet Labor Laws Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/51670df1360c261c4f381be74cae9c119842a918 51670df1360c261c4f381be74cae9c119842a918 Court Tosses Summary Judgment Allowing Carrier to Have Claims Diverted to Trust Fund Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0c8cf9c5f388990e0360688a0fbdf96f5f0566b9 0c8cf9c5f388990e0360688a0fbdf96f5f0566b9 L&I Proposes 3.1% Rate Increase Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6911424f8d4ce4919d5e310ddb04f89edb27e741 6911424f8d4ce4919d5e310ddb04f89edb27e741 Court Upholds Finding That Worker Had 'Aggravation' of Prior Injury, Not 'Recurrence' Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/237ad98c60f862363563704af0b2be41efbc28d7 237ad98c60f862363563704af0b2be41efbc28d7 Commissioner Approves 9.4% Loss Cost Reduction for 2022 Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/73a92389f64f3e52fb088af2589f8a9761ec78ea 73a92389f64f3e52fb088af2589f8a9761ec78ea DWC Lowers Discount Rate to 3.57% Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a2cf9c9281ff8324d853d83d30ab0fe5182946a9 a2cf9c9281ff8324d853d83d30ab0fe5182946a9 RIMS Announces Vaccination Requirement for All Events Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/38eec1896c62daad61061a7ea09599a95caa31e0 38eec1896c62daad61061a7ea09599a95caa31e0 Court Partially Reinstates Claims by Worker Who Impaled Eye on Tree Guard Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d2bcbf6e0aed58179897ce1fa0dc35a08a54cc2f d2bcbf6e0aed58179897ce1fa0dc35a08a54cc2f Worker Who Fell From Ladder Gets Partial Summary Judgment Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cbe569a12a04414b3f571f1798e900a34a519a60 cbe569a12a04414b3f571f1798e900a34a519a60 DWC Adjusts Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Section of Fee Schedule Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6af7ac08c9dbcab31ce45bac33ca6f184974df0f 6af7ac08c9dbcab31ce45bac33ca6f184974df0f Fee Available if Attorney Secures TD Award on Reconsideration Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7869e77669ca6f11d53afefdd0549628481f8a9e 7869e77669ca6f11d53afefdd0549628481f8a9e One Call Names Jay Krueger President Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/067c4d11cad8ea336588e99b7b79fa05fdf4ee65 067c4d11cad8ea336588e99b7b79fa05fdf4ee65 DWC Hosting Health Care Provider, Insurer Quarterly Meetings Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e4d4ad4b0866a8c704ba9b0e4cdeab74a6915c4c e4d4ad4b0866a8c704ba9b0e4cdeab74a6915c4c Court Reinstates Injured Worker's Claims for Disability Discrimination, Retaliation Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2d2c19822cebec5840ab0bbcb1950a6e0e44687e 2d2c19822cebec5840ab0bbcb1950a6e0e44687e Homeowner Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claims Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3a7a3d6295b228f9f47a568612f1539d0eb04683 3a7a3d6295b228f9f47a568612f1539d0eb04683 Worker's Unsuccessful Pursuit of Comp Claim Bars Later Attempt at Civil Suit Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/24e1b3e1f04404ca43e1ca1515989709b68b7c2f 24e1b3e1f04404ca43e1ca1515989709b68b7c2f Owners of Painting, Construction Companies Accused of $5 Million Fraud Scheme Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b25eaa9c5cb00046b0a5c622f23eee940059cbb8 b25eaa9c5cb00046b0a5c622f23eee940059cbb8 After Contentious Legislative Session, Lower-Profile Comp Bills Head to Newsom's Desk Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d6bc9baa046194ecb9b217e098674887a4def2c3 d6bc9baa046194ecb9b217e098674887a4def2c3 No Unemployment Benefits for Worker Who Resigned as Part of Comp Settlement Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c6694ef2e89e2639c55994e0ab60f48f8fc2d4df c6694ef2e89e2639c55994e0ab60f48f8fc2d4df Officer Can't Claim Presumption for Hypertension Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1ff39069274d53f33fd3dedacc7275cbda25cf0a 1ff39069274d53f33fd3dedacc7275cbda25cf0a Alleged Employer Doesn't Get Attorney Fees for Successful Challenge Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/65b799025b97feb0b216620d8cceaed5d3a3312c 65b799025b97feb0b216620d8cceaed5d3a3312c Benefits to Increase 5.1% on Oct. 1 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/68912d6424765b195889466c106e1acb8a6d6abb 68912d6424765b195889466c106e1acb8a6d6abb WCB Extends Comment Period on Proposed Fee Schedule Changes Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/75c687d14292e4c001a284166f4cf6a58ca86ade 75c687d14292e4c001a284166f4cf6a58ca86ade Governor Reappoints Administrative Law Judges Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/24555f2fa4f07d54b050dfbcb18b0a236b996121 24555f2fa4f07d54b050dfbcb18b0a236b996121 Comp Pays More Than Group Health for Similar Medical Services Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/20a5a785f02e076577dd5b60687cbee6523bf523 20a5a785f02e076577dd5b60687cbee6523bf523 Affirmative Defense Options Could Make or Break Employer's Case, Defense Attorneys Say Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a189fcc79ce441a31737ac644673849bd2ca39a9 a189fcc79ce441a31737ac644673849bd2ca39a9 DWC Seeks Input on Possible Rule Changes Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7fb07a386dab22901c08059ced1795d56b4e14b3 7fb07a386dab22901c08059ced1795d56b4e14b3 WCB Says 'Fitting Fees' and 'Services Fees' Not Allowed Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/59e12306b3e48aa9b0e17e622528ffce97f1b4e3 59e12306b3e48aa9b0e17e622528ffce97f1b4e3 WCIRB Governing Committee Meets Wednesday Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d84115f5e571f9ab4badbe4b51e3a3c1aafe7eee d84115f5e571f9ab4badbe4b51e3a3c1aafe7eee Biden Administration Asks SCOTUS to Review Hanford Worker Presumption Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d41bebafe59be9f62764fe1ca7db4d63291c63d9 d41bebafe59be9f62764fe1ca7db4d63291c63d9 Court Revives Injured Worker's Claim Against Property Owner, Finds Privette Doctrine Inapplicable Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1eebb540291ec470e14f220fe0f4db3190241232 1eebb540291ec470e14f220fe0f4db3190241232 Employer Has Right to Select Worker's New Doctor Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2ff15a1b98cb0fa78644e75815e7265532458632 2ff15a1b98cb0fa78644e75815e7265532458632 Worker's Flub in Serving DWC Voids Trial Court Judgment Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/adbc39b1004712c0a4901e63db3695b8a8b12d85 adbc39b1004712c0a4901e63db3695b8a8b12d85 CWCI: Average Med-Legal Payment Increased 67% Under New Fee Schedule Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/730cd26d21f07967db9786e90a4cfa5784770d75 730cd26d21f07967db9786e90a4cfa5784770d75 WCRI: Early Manual Therapy for Low-Back Pain Associated With Lower Medical Costs Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9ef6c2369e1e43577d7a18004a1920d55945533b 9ef6c2369e1e43577d7a18004a1920d55945533b Prosecutors Charge Woman With Comp Fraud After Surveillance Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/df1db9a9e85cdf61da3073f3bbbfa4d5bdf6139c df1db9a9e85cdf61da3073f3bbbfa4d5bdf6139c Committee Accepting Applications for Comp Judges Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a44e8ab3954127118d82a30895df63a42267a8d5 a44e8ab3954127118d82a30895df63a42267a8d5 Court Allows Interlocutory Appeal From Denial of Interlocutory Appeal to CRB Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/edc22137d746947275c2b44049ebc0c9d1ff6cda edc22137d746947275c2b44049ebc0c9d1ff6cda Court Revives Worker's Challenge to Denial of Claim for Back Injury Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1397602b43e76197d471d7e0c9e16f848ff79fa1 1397602b43e76197d471d7e0c9e16f848ff79fa1 High Court to Rule on Family's Entitlement to Post-Mortem Payment of Award Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4d08a2105eb40d4b3d6acad8d62002b465005baa 4d08a2105eb40d4b3d6acad8d62002b465005baa DWC: No Change in TD Rates for 2022 Due to Drop in Average Weekly Wage Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7761bd06f298989e3df55d20b73d32f585ae851d 7761bd06f298989e3df55d20b73d32f585ae851d Commission Approves 10% Funding Increase for Anti-Fraud Efforts in 2022-23 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c2f09dbb2afa65da7728bc217525cb8194b58b58 c2f09dbb2afa65da7728bc217525cb8194b58b58 Court Sets Aside PTD Award to Worker for Repetitive Trauma Claim Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ae5d5f4b11e72f0d5688aeea05f19e730cd3d76f ae5d5f4b11e72f0d5688aeea05f19e730cd3d76f B.J. Dougherty Named COO of Accuro Solutions Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c68c414f5de3818d9454c4c55d61942a28eea881 c68c414f5de3818d9454c4c55d61942a28eea881 Res Judicata Doesn't Bar Worker's Request to Reopen Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ac17a9741ecad8882e1b9665115f214c848c8b56 ac17a9741ecad8882e1b9665115f214c848c8b56 Firm Fails to State Viable Claim Against Commission Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b0336807f60773ae29ed556bec57b3da3ccda7c2 b0336807f60773ae29ed556bec57b3da3ccda7c2 WCC Revises Safety Protocols for Hearings, Conferences Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6160a9b4c50b27846962a91f6898671a937b05b2 6160a9b4c50b27846962a91f6898671a937b05b2 Workers' Compensation Section Sets Orientation Training Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7b0f99e93da652615f5f284ac5d713ed4bd0608b 7b0f99e93da652615f5f284ac5d713ed4bd0608b Committee Finds No Misconduct in 27 Ethics Complaints Resolved in 2020 Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/acff638fd8e9723c9c12c8adedbe2d62a7084f6e acff638fd8e9723c9c12c8adedbe2d62a7084f6e WCIRB: Frictional Costs Decline, but Comp Expenses Still Dwarf Other States Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/089f5bf260e6b27919449f83beeda142a48e639d 089f5bf260e6b27919449f83beeda142a48e639d Labor & Industry to Hold Hearing on SB 367 Contractor Rules Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2b26ca1e0231df9e49087390b1829ef80211fe5d 2b26ca1e0231df9e49087390b1829ef80211fe5d DWC to Readopt COVID-19 Emergency Regulations for Med-Legal Evaluations Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e4724f027779cf05ccacd3c8f742e97e2b09f5da e4724f027779cf05ccacd3c8f742e97e2b09f5da Credit Agency: Insurance Support Created After Sept. 11 Attacks Helped Stabilize Markets Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7fdf2051f33c80eec9df5dbef71aca13d61a0042 7fdf2051f33c80eec9df5dbef71aca13d61a0042 Sovereign Immunity Doesn't Shield School District From Retaliation Claim Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/392cb6418b0082a3d36589ede8f5fb48d2ce1f8d 392cb6418b0082a3d36589ede8f5fb48d2ce1f8d No Benefits for Worker Claiming Aggravation of Preexisting Condition Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e5456a04b3b6ea7809f77ec846eb3b417adf8ab7 e5456a04b3b6ea7809f77ec846eb3b417adf8ab7 Fund Fails to Prove It Provided Notice of Decision to Accept Liability Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fc74068085b0a4d21bbfff7cbbde742cca0a44a2 fc74068085b0a4d21bbfff7cbbde742cca0a44a2 WCD to Resume Issuing Penalties for Delinquency Report Nonresponse Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f60e0ef00379a6ad3be7b5f10199ae89dc93022d f60e0ef00379a6ad3be7b5f10199ae89dc93022d High Court Says Qualcomm Not Liable for Severe Burns Suffered by Contractor's Employee Tue, 14 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/262da92dcdf16a87dab084089caab63201675fd7 262da92dcdf16a87dab084089caab63201675fd7 WCD Posts Retroactive Program Bulletin Mon, 13 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3747d0a9e3507ec262df704f11a8e440e257183e 3747d0a9e3507ec262df704f11a8e440e257183e ICA Posts New Fee Schedule Mon, 13 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6d9fd4b1b27e1ae90de059c7e4c72cb10048a434 6d9fd4b1b27e1ae90de059c7e4c72cb10048a434 Chamber Announces Work Comp and Safety Conference Workshops Mon, 13 Sep 2021 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4e61353f7227702280555bd436e2e5ad1d839552 4e61353f7227702280555bd436e2e5ad1d839552