en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:03:50 -0800 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Worker Should Have Been Allowed to Present New Evidence Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d07ff68669c1629eb33a232abb00f04c09b272a8 d07ff68669c1629eb33a232abb00f04c09b272a8 Oil Field Worker Ordered to Pay $11,490 in Restitution Following Fraud Conviction Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5d1a81dddd571a63f6f4f5789c405e2eb30febe2 5d1a81dddd571a63f6f4f5789c405e2eb30febe2 Justice Decries Standard for Determining Temporary Worker's Employment Status Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/99a923cbd96d1b7b4f2ac842cd753b4999e141dd 99a923cbd96d1b7b4f2ac842cd753b4999e141dd WCB Properly Denies Incomplete Application for Administrative Review Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d10689bca3d63bef4dd8338c37ab07e32de24c07 d10689bca3d63bef4dd8338c37ab07e32de24c07 Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cf0df0a1466318157fc03ed20ffaac7cc0d60645 cf0df0a1466318157fc03ed20ffaac7cc0d60645 Governing Committee to Meet Wednesday Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/369b424fcfd88332d7f090206b08a4b8a13d6e28 369b424fcfd88332d7f090206b08a4b8a13d6e28 Court Upholds Payment to Treatment Providers Based on Medicare Rate Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5e784104c0c7b3bc91a6475c9713eeaf09b39f06 5e784104c0c7b3bc91a6475c9713eeaf09b39f06 WCB Directors Meeting Tuesday Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/70e70aed728640c45e1e677c29fc5e9f3d542d28 70e70aed728640c45e1e677c29fc5e9f3d542d28 Lawmakers Eye Expanding Presumptive Cancers, IME Process Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/72ba120cf6ee57093c3ac8c0586e04eade765bcf 72ba120cf6ee57093c3ac8c0586e04eade765bcf Pre-Filed Bills Would Create PTSD Presumption Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/22b2826644b44b4307a02c5950cc74575abaa01a 22b2826644b44b4307a02c5950cc74575abaa01a Audit Penalties Increase in 2018, Clear $1M for Fourth Time Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4c6830a7855c0e37f5c13812928c433bf19ef87d 4c6830a7855c0e37f5c13812928c433bf19ef87d Department Approves 1.6% Drop in Loss Costs Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e0c5273b69bf902913c220b4a4dfafd764bb205a e0c5273b69bf902913c220b4a4dfafd764bb205a DWC Re-Adopts Range of Rules Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4f56a0a2ace49316bdb72a9fc18b6c634d0163e8 4f56a0a2ace49316bdb72a9fc18b6c634d0163e8 Fee Schedule Changes to Be Posted Jan. 27, Commission Says Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/734eb33dca8e49517219e87a981ab7d3884442d6 734eb33dca8e49517219e87a981ab7d3884442d6 EFI Global Acquires Destek Engineering Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a477fcdc5eb5547d58de56e8312266a95aed0a58 a477fcdc5eb5547d58de56e8312266a95aed0a58 Ski and Ride School Workers Most at Risk on the Slopes Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b914f6f9bad9e5cd71d76c99a99290f7cac2377c b914f6f9bad9e5cd71d76c99a99290f7cac2377c Orchid Medical Announces New Vice President of Business Development Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/99bfe4f34e86db13d7da1b9902da1ca2613f653e 99bfe4f34e86db13d7da1b9902da1ca2613f653e Lack of Credibility Sinks Worker's WC Claim Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2f36e91acd62b74f2602997a6a56c423fa72c415 2f36e91acd62b74f2602997a6a56c423fa72c415 NCCI: Indemnity Benefits Keep Pace With Wage Growth in Most States Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b89534b2ca2f26e70b91ac767339f248e6f4bc76 b89534b2ca2f26e70b91ac767339f248e6f4bc76 Court Issues Revised Decision Upholding Dismissal of Tort Claim Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2e93b2c2581f4d295c95d381df8eda2285188644 2e93b2c2581f4d295c95d381df8eda2285188644 5th Circuit Applies LHWCA's Protections to Worker at Riverfront Storage Facility Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d4b889ec2bc0156787f7f58bcf1cd648bb54302e d4b889ec2bc0156787f7f58bcf1cd648bb54302e MedRisk: Physical Therapy Visits, Duration of Care on Decline Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2223e3562328b7865ed1a8b4e35a55e489a3584c 2223e3562328b7865ed1a8b4e35a55e489a3584c Partner Alleges Mismanagement in Complaint Seeking to Dissolve Pond Lehocky Firm Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0840e491313789aded2a6fd088a06cad96e7c100 0840e491313789aded2a6fd088a06cad96e7c100 BWC Posts Guidebook on Lifetime Medical vs. Closed Benefits Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/83a2c679923a81ced60a960074762347dba5ab22 83a2c679923a81ced60a960074762347dba5ab22 After Two Years of Input and Revisions, Complex Formulary Begins Today Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/60fca510517a69405ce92373e9dd80df91b00641 60fca510517a69405ce92373e9dd80df91b00641 Court 'Regretfully' Applies Change in Law Retroactively to Cap TPD Benefits Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fd56c7dde261832ca57af01dadc48f274b525369 fd56c7dde261832ca57af01dadc48f274b525369 Insurers, Agents Must Report Suspected Fraud or Lose License, Commissioner Says Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/36753f7f524820a6f8ec9f8ebff00927aca3b4b5 36753f7f524820a6f8ec9f8ebff00927aca3b4b5 Roofing Contractor Cited for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4eddff6edd90afde1d257379641ee5dfee20bb22 4eddff6edd90afde1d257379641ee5dfee20bb22 Woman Convicted of Workers' Compensation Fraud Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c1e5ce49abe69b3643ff2c99b8c2a24be2be3ee2 c1e5ce49abe69b3643ff2c99b8c2a24be2be3ee2 Court Rejects Railway's Claims of Instructional Error Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/03493ca0b70ad75cbabf847099ac0f75a26be3f2 03493ca0b70ad75cbabf847099ac0f75a26be3f2 Worker's Fatal Accident Can't Be Attributed to Gross Negligence of Colleague Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e35b930ac236766baf6506860a87463e067ece6c e35b930ac236766baf6506860a87463e067ece6c Report Shows High Number of Comp Claims From Violence Against Health Care Workers Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5a3616d5cadd1da0f6246bc715146a075f193113 5a3616d5cadd1da0f6246bc715146a075f193113 Indicted, Suspended Providers Received Higher Share of Medical Payments Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0ebf0c0c174262fb531a7fa295b4cccee12995ee 0ebf0c0c174262fb531a7fa295b4cccee12995ee Arcadia Settlements Group Merging With Structured Financial Associates Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3024a42096ab42d8bf197b4a35fa5d36d8e00ff4 3024a42096ab42d8bf197b4a35fa5d36d8e00ff4 Labor Department 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http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/16e80b7da8905e04b9b6cc4dd0d4560b533b073d 16e80b7da8905e04b9b6cc4dd0d4560b533b073d Board Suspends Doctors for Deposition No-Show, Opioid Charges Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/98d092b40b790b5d2bc07a704df8951312e3892d 98d092b40b790b5d2bc07a704df8951312e3892d City Hires Safety Director to Address High Injury Rates Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1e85219f5f7269fa18a5fff92ef9c66591c0ec47 1e85219f5f7269fa18a5fff92ef9c66591c0ec47 CHSWC Cancels December Meeting Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2c083b77fd33e532da898ee141e2be2d247f9beb 2c083b77fd33e532da898ee141e2be2d247f9beb Contractor Fined $210,037 for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5eda5b9c1e0614ffcc479cea3a9c2e6730031eee 5eda5b9c1e0614ffcc479cea3a9c2e6730031eee Court Extends Deadline for Liberty Mutual to Answer Valley Container Complaint Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f524ef7ed37742ae711c4708f56f466ad5bdede4 f524ef7ed37742ae711c4708f56f466ad5bdede4 Employer Gets Credit for Amount Paid in Vacated Settlement Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d56bcedc5d2883f9c416b18e6bc59bffb50fae6c d56bcedc5d2883f9c416b18e6bc59bffb50fae6c Change in Law Doesn't Allow Third-Party Offset for Employer's Fault Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c608746c89abf72254f1e36a070a21ceead0fb79 c608746c89abf72254f1e36a070a21ceead0fb79 Judge Questions Adequacy of Comp Remedy Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/74254a882d84f51a1c2593d015882a1fa993dbfa 74254a882d84f51a1c2593d015882a1fa993dbfa No Benefits for Groundskeeper Who Died From Meningitis Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1dc413fb2e0c680551d2090f0377612b3a5cd231 1dc413fb2e0c680551d2090f0377612b3a5cd231 A Tale of Two Undocumented Workers: One Deported, One Gets $2.5M Comp Settlement Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e9e5b56d9230fcbc03684456a9a28665f4770d1f e9e5b56d9230fcbc03684456a9a28665f4770d1f Mitchell/Genex Acquires CompAlliance Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1d644034192236a2bc337f56fccc21ef8dd03d32 1d644034192236a2bc337f56fccc21ef8dd03d32 Aggregate Assessment Increasing 13.75%, Clears $1B Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f88120c32f638d9b26694153407ff6c9595730c3 f88120c32f638d9b26694153407ff6c9595730c3 Attorneys Say Workers Need Alternative Treatments as Opioids Continue to Decline Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fc5e848cc854b043428d346fd7ea1956a0edaa98 fc5e848cc854b043428d346fd7ea1956a0edaa98 16 Arrested in Sting Operation for Comp Fraud Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/df552ee6018188a23c55f392d8e5f4d361879d8e df552ee6018188a23c55f392d8e5f4d361879d8e DWC Approves Rules for Military Hospital Billing Disputes Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/92c90541cf30293819d99e5185d79a080b565ffb 92c90541cf30293819d99e5185d79a080b565ffb MEMIC Hires Safety Management Consultant, Corporate Risk Officer Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f7a433b42efdd449d2569af42d48f94532bba64e f7a433b42efdd449d2569af42d48f94532bba64e DWC Suspends 13 Providers Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0f890ba7c6f6a7016aca1411bc0137fceecb2898 0f890ba7c6f6a7016aca1411bc0137fceecb2898 Worker Can't Proceed With Labor Law Claim Against Relatives Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 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08f224393faf01e1aedce6e72411a509978302e3 Arena Football League Folds, Cites Substantial Liabilities Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/528aed83d77825f991d02bf646dfa16ceb00b9e8 528aed83d77825f991d02bf646dfa16ceb00b9e8 Board Still Hoping to Set Up Online Authorization Process Just Days Before Formulary Begins Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6325d21dc78b8420ecb3bced6d1b384bd304168e 6325d21dc78b8420ecb3bced6d1b384bd304168e Accused of Stalking, Worker Gets $26,000 in Settlement for Carpal Tunnel Injury Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b5c4a7adc57107f2ef491bff7ee3ccc707662cdb b5c4a7adc57107f2ef491bff7ee3ccc707662cdb DWC Raises Medical Fee Conversion Factors by 1.9% Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5bda069572f459ef5ec9fc7924e05d8cbd4e1645 5bda069572f459ef5ec9fc7924e05d8cbd4e1645 Employer's Payment for IME Extends Filing 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