en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:02:56 -0800 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral QME Dies in Private Plane Crash in San Diego Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2579d8351cae042ee8b8a9197f279ee75b50c45b 2579d8351cae042ee8b8a9197f279ee75b50c45b Fraud-Fighting Bill Estimated to Cost $1.2M Annually Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e7177ee130659b20b385dc2e16df447bc8e46fa4 e7177ee130659b20b385dc2e16df447bc8e46fa4 BWC Marks More Progress in Reducing Opioid Dependence Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0f5c55b42378957a2128c01fd21d48f3318b9791 0f5c55b42378957a2128c01fd21d48f3318b9791 DWC Releases Proposed Performance Criteria for Designated Docs Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9fba021ad136a99fe430db3ad82fd2a1d0c2bcb5 9fba021ad136a99fe430db3ad82fd2a1d0c2bcb5 SB 1160 Author Resigns From Senate Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/284a8f1d1c2481ea74754908b7bbfda270d5c297 284a8f1d1c2481ea74754908b7bbfda270d5c297 Governor Reportedly Appoints Labor Rep to Employer Seat on WCB Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6ae2ad4832f2702abe0f176541e546d76761d0e4 6ae2ad4832f2702abe0f176541e546d76761d0e4 QMEs Allege Additional Underground Rules Limit Billing for Research Time Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3db994ee574be6c7efc3144a20793dc1ed3b67fe 3db994ee574be6c7efc3144a20793dc1ed3b67fe Committee Passes Gov's Reform Bill Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9f23686b8d10ce276e001fa9b05adc249c856616 9f23686b8d10ce276e001fa9b05adc249c856616 Injured Truck Driver Can't Proceed With Premises Liability Claim Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/04ed38c6b2d57bc1d5c7d039de6301e2fef32ba8 04ed38c6b2d57bc1d5c7d039de6301e2fef32ba8 State Had Jurisdiction Over Resident's Comp Claim for Out-of-State Injury Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0bfce4bd46c361301f44b747455aeb72e3e5edfa 0bfce4bd46c361301f44b747455aeb72e3e5edfa Court Tosses Some of Worker's Labor Law Claims Over Ramp Mishap Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2728bccf45f8bd973e39eacb1d9e73fffe2d4ff0 2728bccf45f8bd973e39eacb1d9e73fffe2d4ff0 Worker Must Arbitrate Deliberate Intention Claim Against Employer Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/18392a2b82941cfddff4cabc1a1011a0aa9a98fa 18392a2b82941cfddff4cabc1a1011a0aa9a98fa Supreme Court Won't Review Award to Worker for Disability After Self-Procured Treatment Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/25aea9e0c339620564fb774da35372595ba70260 25aea9e0c339620564fb774da35372595ba70260 House Passes Bill to Extend Benefits to Fallen Officers' Families Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b6f4acfa0521bfbdb53b0c8af2170efce3192cc1 b6f4acfa0521bfbdb53b0c8af2170efce3192cc1 ProAssurance Net Income Drops 68% in Q4 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2f2ad04d55fc14dee87bb90000e0f65af9e785b3 2f2ad04d55fc14dee87bb90000e0f65af9e785b3 BWC Issues Reminder About New Fee Schedule Rules Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f5cc12c2a63a5c9f6d3a933df34a27536139e6c9 f5cc12c2a63a5c9f6d3a933df34a27536139e6c9 Amendment Boosts Optimism Over Work Comp Reform Measure Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/990acb2514ff951fc330fd074ffa91ea6379559c 990acb2514ff951fc330fd074ffa91ea6379559c Fatal Injury Brings $195k in OSHA Fines Against Manufacturer Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a124f7c0e815bfa9d396b6ff2c832c57f619e509 a124f7c0e815bfa9d396b6ff2c832c57f619e509 Insurance Superintendent Approves 12% Loss Cost Decrease Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d4221648d4050b86aa0079033662fe30ada88c9b d4221648d4050b86aa0079033662fe30ada88c9b NYCIRB No Longer to Use NCCI as Medical Data Collection Vendor Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/769c165ad7f368895432532564efde5d6ecdddaa 769c165ad7f368895432532564efde5d6ecdddaa Proposed Rules Refine Process for DWC Admin Penalties Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/235d2eb11a4684aa01b1cddae69fe86dc659349e 235d2eb11a4684aa01b1cddae69fe86dc659349e Senate Calls on Advisory Council to Find Ways to Cut Hospital Costs Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f88f795bd21af45973db78a762df652e44f43afd f88f795bd21af45973db78a762df652e44f43afd Bill Proposes Permanent Extension to Deadline for Safety Worker Death Benefit Claims Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8d323f3da6c79857360b015bd91dd48a4dcf1bac 8d323f3da6c79857360b015bd91dd48a4dcf1bac Lien Claimants Say Process to Challenge Stays May Violate Judge's Order Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/68f09d935d512ffbdd234892f6a02c791ef03a1c 68f09d935d512ffbdd234892f6a02c791ef03a1c Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Misconduct Charge Against Ousted Director Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/99d60f2b3e5ad667f0300fed1cd4655f809d1948 99d60f2b3e5ad667f0300fed1cd4655f809d1948 Court Clarifies Proper Interest Rate for Unsuccessfully Challenged Awards Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/be0a2176bc072e29f7f7d5aaa6570e36ef0f9c41 be0a2176bc072e29f7f7d5aaa6570e36ef0f9c41 Court Publishes Ruling on Denial of Benefits for Worker With Mental Injury Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2783b653ab51734ba36a47311f9a92d78d1fa215 2783b653ab51734ba36a47311f9a92d78d1fa215 No Benefits for Woman Allegedly Squeezed Like 'Jelly Doughnut' in Elevator Doors Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6986c0035cc58b44f050d027d9c19ef3e962c690 6986c0035cc58b44f050d027d9c19ef3e962c690 Worker Had No Loss of Wages From Occupational Disease Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cc0844416c0068657c6503cd5709e4cc5b8e7708 cc0844416c0068657c6503cd5709e4cc5b8e7708 House Passes Bill to Place Self-Insurance Fund Under Another Agency Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ece834b43ea251f74719d9b24f9f8523acfb4dc4 ece834b43ea251f74719d9b24f9f8523acfb4dc4 Man Pleads Guilty in Compounding Scheme Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d146606abf4b8d983c911138cfb0434fa60a4f3f d146606abf4b8d983c911138cfb0434fa60a4f3f Committee Clears Bill to Close 'Loophole' Used to Deny Undocumented Workers' Claims Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/24e5d6b88cb5d6760c52151f88e8776098e87dbd 24e5d6b88cb5d6760c52151f88e8776098e87dbd Legislation Moving Forward to Plug 'Hole in the Grand Bargain' Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/183e9eb9484131b250682f5c439c586cea3fff02 183e9eb9484131b250682f5c439c586cea3fff02 Prosecutors Say Pill Mill Doctor Killed Two Patients Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d81b05c589822f76c2f36fb9c94a0d843f67972d d81b05c589822f76c2f36fb9c94a0d843f67972d Texas Mutual Appoints Business Development Manager Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/02590ef3200e8df9e6ebda0f7774c56a5469265a 02590ef3200e8df9e6ebda0f7774c56a5469265a Providers Oppose Bill to Impose Fee Schedule Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f701d5d584ae33d02a2d302ee08a0a5706e7668d f701d5d584ae33d02a2d302ee08a0a5706e7668d DWC Suspends 20 Providers, Bringing Total to 197 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2c5522fb31f3d4b0efd49157481e10611c6caafb 2c5522fb31f3d4b0efd49157481e10611c6caafb State Lawmakers Delay Vote on Reform Bill Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cc9e7fe09663e4455da0084e05ac3fc0bdb3cbe5 cc9e7fe09663e4455da0084e05ac3fc0bdb3cbe5 House Approves Amended Bill Exempting Amateur Athletes From Comp Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3b8932389ac0352378e47db51935354999e26f11 3b8932389ac0352378e47db51935354999e26f11 Hartford to Buy Farmers Small Commercial Business Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/632384172565870a6df4caee2c39d1e1524cbc50 632384172565870a6df4caee2c39d1e1524cbc50 Doctor Sentenced to 21 Months for Referrals in Kickback Scheme Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0bf59856e31a5cf963c91678435236b6aa796714 0bf59856e31a5cf963c91678435236b6aa796714 High Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Off-Site Accident Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ef19a8c1a0320e7e3ba7a143538f0af18e0d3bff ef19a8c1a0320e7e3ba7a143538f0af18e0d3bff Employer Can't Approve Treatment by Provider Other Than Worker's Authorized Doctor Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f23e394f9a1ddba74b56ad2723314c776b26af69 f23e394f9a1ddba74b56ad2723314c776b26af69 Court Orders Commission to Revisit Denial of Benefits to Worker Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4d869c7905b6a9c7a2d9fa6176ec9301d0369abc 4d869c7905b6a9c7a2d9fa6176ec9301d0369abc Court Defers to Commission's Credibility Findings Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/89f21a5683bfde9af49e31c78874bffea3652d22 89f21a5683bfde9af49e31c78874bffea3652d22 Governmental Immunity Doesn't Protect Employer From Discrimination Action Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8c2f08f274d5e3bf77d2b6c98644fac6fd57aef7 8c2f08f274d5e3bf77d2b6c98644fac6fd57aef7 Commission Announces Email Service of Orders; New Deputy Commissioner Named Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/82807b5ab53ef465c4358fb313cb851730d0ad23 82807b5ab53ef465c4358fb313cb851730d0ad23 Report: Hospital Billing Accounted for 46% of Work Comp Medical Costs Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/54e3fec100eac20c947191032eafe03028cca976 54e3fec100eac20c947191032eafe03028cca976 Illinois Casualty Co. Profit Down 74% for 2017 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c11a4e5eaeb3ce73120b6ae997ef5e7a858f48b2 c11a4e5eaeb3ce73120b6ae997ef5e7a858f48b2 Study of Formulary Cost Savings May Boost Legislative Efforts Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/19ef8e4dbad517242536c1276c1e25e5d68067ee 19ef8e4dbad517242536c1276c1e25e5d68067ee Reform Bill Amendment Would Further Boost Benefits, Attorney Fees Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1779f92b62999295ee6bae975f6fafbce7ca797a 1779f92b62999295ee6bae975f6fafbce7ca797a Committee Approves Bill Limiting Social Security Offset Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ac225f26c73df40f942074a08815816817e11051 ac225f26c73df40f942074a08815816817e11051 House Passes Bill to Create Penalties for Employers That Interfere With Claims Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3a7a8285ffd0229851883222f628b1ab3edde820 3a7a8285ffd0229851883222f628b1ab3edde820 Gov's Reforms Scheduled for Hearing in Finance Committee Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/19d8cb8125a10db97b5ecf6732ba6233f4bf3389 19d8cb8125a10db97b5ecf6732ba6233f4bf3389 Senate Committee Passes Trio of Comp Bills Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/81153804306283d0176e6bd8f35e76dd3c09975b 81153804306283d0176e6bd8f35e76dd3c09975b Pharmacist Failed to Prove Compensable Exacerbation of Fibromyalgia Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a90fdc5f41ec107585020fc6205673e63dfeff67 a90fdc5f41ec107585020fc6205673e63dfeff67 School Employee Can't Sue Custodial Workers for Injuries From Fall on Wet Floor Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7815b4b482053a877682d5f482e4a3f6c72998f6 7815b4b482053a877682d5f482e4a3f6c72998f6 Court Upholds Award for Trucker Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7b34732633e8889708d3937887bfd851ea7946aa 7b34732633e8889708d3937887bfd851ea7946aa Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Worker's Unwitnessed Fall Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/892b3781f54be75ce79356139fec353d47d08faf 892b3781f54be75ce79356139fec353d47d08faf Court Clarifies Employer's Burden of Proof for Denying 'Combined Condition' Claims Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/816b6af29afc36b747829b8dc4e981d02829facb 816b6af29afc36b747829b8dc4e981d02829facb Corey Grove Named SVP at Beta Healthcare Group Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/98ffddd442c3330270502f83a3cf298109502680 98ffddd442c3330270502f83a3cf298109502680 Steven Bensinger Joins Baldwin & Lyons Board Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c600a324655758375c4176b6b41ffb03050d20e7 c600a324655758375c4176b6b41ffb03050d20e7 Pipe Manufacturer Cited Following Finger Amputation Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6aa957734adda8ddc76df9cc5648a333b97fcec9 6aa957734adda8ddc76df9cc5648a333b97fcec9 Bills to Limit Opioid Prescribing Advance as Concerns Linger Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/62c2f638dd288a37b28fc79f4c761364804e0c28 62c2f638dd288a37b28fc79f4c761364804e0c28 Workers' Comp Defense Attorney Named Deputy Commissioner Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/31bb28d6ac71468c2b55cc970b9273ea703c0a9a 31bb28d6ac71468c2b55cc970b9273ea703c0a9a Bill to Create Appellate Court Clears Senate Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/47d4e2927fce582dd475606938a3467e2f0747cd 47d4e2927fce582dd475606938a3467e2f0747cd Zenith Insurance Co. Sues Dallas Surgery Center Over Worker's Brain Injury Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/09c451ca4ee5f1f6fc6aededf877f5eddb9a09ea 09c451ca4ee5f1f6fc6aededf877f5eddb9a09ea Worker's Horseplay Was Outside Scope of Employment Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fe0a638eac3cb15bf67d78effe5ba27cb9666f2b fe0a638eac3cb15bf67d78effe5ba27cb9666f2b Chris Brigham Offering Webinar on Improving IME Reports Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a80725c6d2432f1d50138dfabd62c9734c7c81dd a80725c6d2432f1d50138dfabd62c9734c7c81dd Division Correcting Accidental Pay Raise to Anesthesiologists Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6c6fe1835454ede68c01088806661d739833b3c8 6c6fe1835454ede68c01088806661d739833b3c8 Committee Gives Nod to PEO Registration Bill Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fba74110e5ca1d9f52de97f9e5e99c700a93f26c fba74110e5ca1d9f52de97f9e5e99c700a93f26c Bill Proposing Penalty Waiver for Uninsured Employers Going to Governor Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cd02c5bb97b92978afc21768561615da2466e869 cd02c5bb97b92978afc21768561615da2466e869 Senate Confirms Smith as Director of DCBS Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4e713bfbef2423166df52249eca957730d0aeb00 4e713bfbef2423166df52249eca957730d0aeb00 Camps Forming for Possibility of Cumulative Trauma Legislation Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a07c4fb68035addffeb56f613a2a50310d1cdbe4 a07c4fb68035addffeb56f613a2a50310d1cdbe4 DA: Five Contractors in Thomas Fire Cleanup Receive Stop-Work Order Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/13b47548061261c4a9192f7b46610da098100ac4 13b47548061261c4a9192f7b46610da098100ac4 Supreme Court Won't Review Decision Allowing Convicted Fraudster to Collect Comp Benefits Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/afa9f9d8c34bb4ca724cdee7234e6a801cf320eb afa9f9d8c34bb4ca724cdee7234e6a801cf320eb Injured Employee Can Proceed With Tort Claims Against General Contractor Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/97c82a9f8b2c043997e26173e79d8253cc5f9dfe 97c82a9f8b2c043997e26173e79d8253cc5f9dfe Defendants Should Have Been Granted Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e47953b451420fccb339d6541528754a27789105 e47953b451420fccb339d6541528754a27789105 Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim Against Property Owner Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8717d4aa709f58099513b6beff8e4d982b99df8b 8717d4aa709f58099513b6beff8e4d982b99df8b Court Upholds WCAB Decision Tossing Fee Award for Unreasonable Contest by Carrier Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/affd93e321533766e8f260c4e36d9ca9275e045b affd93e321533766e8f260c4e36d9ca9275e045b