en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Mon, 25 May 2020 01:21:34 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Lawsuit: Employees Stole Secrets, SIBTF Claims Info in Plot to Start Competing Company​ Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/33a0c6eba2917226c61c34a2cebb6fff96078f78 33a0c6eba2917226c61c34a2cebb6fff96078f78 Attorney Fees, Max Benefit Increasing July 1 Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/38861553ff510b801ff0eb7de7c88c083705e3fc 38861553ff510b801ff0eb7de7c88c083705e3fc State Workers' Compensation Offices to Reopen for In-Person Visits Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b54b1b23ffe8d1f0dec1afe1c1f8be145a6281c4 b54b1b23ffe8d1f0dec1afe1c1f8be145a6281c4 NCCI Proposes COVID-19 Rules Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/50573daf96acc25bfbb88c04a9e17daa932973ec 50573daf96acc25bfbb88c04a9e17daa932973ec WC Division Closed to Public, Nonessential Personnel Until June 8 Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3fcb15083d4a6ed063277434b8f13982615eed3e 3fcb15083d4a6ed063277434b8f13982615eed3e OSHA Revises COVID-19 Reporting Guidance Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b323faaa141ad982677a5348d951d07547c893e2 b323faaa141ad982677a5348d951d07547c893e2 Law Firm Creates Flowchart to Follow Newsom's Executive Order on COVID Presumption Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8a94e7e4c7d5de3bf8771f9960a95fc973e30000 8a94e7e4c7d5de3bf8771f9960a95fc973e30000 Court Rejects Consolidated Appeals of Employers Challenging Dismissal Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7a4b81525c5a493fc6c3a9a423c193a854dacdc6 7a4b81525c5a493fc6c3a9a423c193a854dacdc6 WCIRB Releases Evaluation of Governor's COVID-19 Presumption Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d39351eef70a4660b2d6f8597f0f418399a25d8b d39351eef70a4660b2d6f8597f0f418399a25d8b No Benefits for Worker Who Claimed PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7e70e6857bea43e1425498dc13b99a28a2564a22 7e70e6857bea43e1425498dc13b99a28a2564a22 No Additional Benefits, Treatment for Worker With Injury From Flu Shot Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/861cc52b13afed9a8b14a072246e3f7c0e3d0246 861cc52b13afed9a8b14a072246e3f7c0e3d0246 Lawmakers OK Bill With Rebuttable Presumption Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a7af8653588073cfba64af9ecb6ab6aaa2862843 a7af8653588073cfba64af9ecb6ab6aaa2862843 Paramedic Fails to Prove Entitlement to Benefits Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a1e7bec24826f5276f69fa711e0507d551937f9d a1e7bec24826f5276f69fa711e0507d551937f9d Comp Firm Pond Lehocky to Lay Off 76 Employees June 1 Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ddff04c8755dbff7af74cb940b72ce4c4f8a2c17 ddff04c8755dbff7af74cb940b72ce4c4f8a2c17 Report: Lawmakers Trying to Rein in Gov. Newsom After Executive Order Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8103e7f67b424b9fc805d0741db1919c2148cdf3 8103e7f67b424b9fc805d0741db1919c2148cdf3 Governor Signs 3 COVID Relief Bills Into Law Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7efeef0cd685d722f8ca6b24937abbdf333b043c 7efeef0cd685d722f8ca6b24937abbdf333b043c Zoom Hearing Set on Temporary Relief Procedure Rule Changes Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/30e62078ef7dd8b0f686ec9b8e9ed909954cf5c9 30e62078ef7dd8b0f686ec9b8e9ed909954cf5c9 Agency Wants Bids on Help With Revised Fee Schedule Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/21347ac0afc2abdb0342062f55c5fa648b11276e 21347ac0afc2abdb0342062f55c5fa648b11276e No Liability for Ship Owner's Failure to Guard Against Open, Obvious Hazard Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f79a2c3ba73c9a1f6c8dd02ac8db196656c2ff95 f79a2c3ba73c9a1f6c8dd02ac8db196656c2ff95 Workshop on Billing and Utilization Review Rules Postponed Until July Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/02959d278bca48906c0877e9e68740f669518fe5 02959d278bca48906c0877e9e68740f669518fe5 Police Officer Shouldn't Have Been Denied Benefits for Hearing Loss Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/39737e18fc13bb2c74b55ebb21518105c46e20b4 39737e18fc13bb2c74b55ebb21518105c46e20b4 Comp, Insurance Departments Preparing to Adjust to Governor's 5% Budget Cuts Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f9febd944fa3ebf33599feeab7af897533ddc489 f9febd944fa3ebf33599feeab7af897533ddc489 Invalidation of IRE Process Doesn't Entitle Worker to Automatic Reinstatement of Benefits Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ab080a9438932b85625c4afd5f1f92f915d35c55 ab080a9438932b85625c4afd5f1f92f915d35c55 CWCI Study Suggests System Working Properly for Early COVID Claims Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/db7ac9da404851bd1cc55ebdde06b327a4c858e9 db7ac9da404851bd1cc55ebdde06b327a4c858e9 BWC Begins Sending Face Masks to All Employers Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a43973612d5caa158bca8e6ae35b51b3ee649c89 a43973612d5caa158bca8e6ae35b51b3ee649c89 Rate Bureau Says Furloughed, Paid Employees Won't Count on Payroll Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7d064f077ab81aaf49b8c95101883264d4b51ceb 7d064f077ab81aaf49b8c95101883264d4b51ceb Governor Approves Chiropractor Services for Comp; Fee Schedule Bars Marijuana Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fbf682473f57250269706ed4e3ac05b1971d4d4c fbf682473f57250269706ed4e3ac05b1971d4d4c CCWC Cancels Annual Conference Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/391c6724239dbe25bb1d6e4ea3d38f4bf0829aac 391c6724239dbe25bb1d6e4ea3d38f4bf0829aac Three of Four Presumption Bills Make CalChamber's 'Job Killer' List Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7c174e96fcd2c2ec616f45d72932409a20134511 7c174e96fcd2c2ec616f45d72932409a20134511 Court Upholds Award for New/Omitted Condition Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/192cf4466b79d5239969723e8c955af741705803 192cf4466b79d5239969723e8c955af741705803 Liberty Mutual Appoints Chief Underwriter for Global Risk Solutions Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7b6792d20c6751b2d1d49aff33dfeeeb89f16594 7b6792d20c6751b2d1d49aff33dfeeeb89f16594 No Benefits for Worker Despite Employer's Admission of Neck Injury Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2ca12699f71d0450bf3cc57942191cee76e9681c 2ca12699f71d0450bf3cc57942191cee76e9681c Acceptance of Teacher's Disability Retirement Application Doesn't Make Her 'Retired' Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/246925592b479840965ebf7532c7bdacb2a3b7be 246925592b479840965ebf7532c7bdacb2a3b7be Industrial Commission Extends COVID Procedures Through June Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7cea37bedd0db828a811dbf0869cc29a57918e5f 7cea37bedd0db828a811dbf0869cc29a57918e5f Comp Carriers, Law Firms, TPAs Will Soon Need Cybersecurity Certification Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e29aaff66fe3c379d26a671f9bd5203790002745 e29aaff66fe3c379d26a671f9bd5203790002745 DWC Posts Updated Forms for Reporting COVID Claims Thu, 21 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/67d3d5caaf13e4a7ae644bf1da2d8e963ad5f9a8 67d3d5caaf13e4a7ae644bf1da2d8e963ad5f9a8 U.S. Senate Passes Presumption, Benefits for Virus-Stricken First Responders Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d1a7182d61c7c9002217c7cb4b6bd6b40c8770a2 d1a7182d61c7c9002217c7cb4b6bd6b40c8770a2 Illinois, S.C. Reopen In-Person Comp Hearings; Others Add Codes, Create Presumption Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ba505e748b4db2b56583b7523315dd13f78e91b9 ba505e748b4db2b56583b7523315dd13f78e91b9 Broadspire Selects HomeCare Connect for Post-Acute Care Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/57075ca83d9c23e4d7b9c31ea3f5da917f99c92d 57075ca83d9c23e4d7b9c31ea3f5da917f99c92d Ametros Enhances Drug Monitoring Program Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d5141e690e8b217364a490b6db6373a604de4c0d d5141e690e8b217364a490b6db6373a604de4c0d ICA Says COVID Claims Not Subject to Summary Denial Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3bee2c6db7d9f6ad936d2d556354d3285c55bb16 3bee2c6db7d9f6ad936d2d556354d3285c55bb16 Split Court Declares Award of Fees Per Se Reasonable Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/82bfb6477312c3e137997068e44819a03d3f386f 82bfb6477312c3e137997068e44819a03d3f386f Worker Can't Reopen Claim Due to Alleged Worsening Condition Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/97bc2a9ea361076b88bd234320a0f2db4c6df743 97bc2a9ea361076b88bd234320a0f2db4c6df743 Agency Hopes New Claims System Won't Face Problems Seen in Other States Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6403af045d5cfb2df4f31b8788e2c0ba00cca96f 6403af045d5cfb2df4f31b8788e2c0ba00cca96f Court Clarifies Requirements to Request Coverage for New/Omitted Conditions Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8190310fec06858885ca60c37c2b5ccb30da29c8 8190310fec06858885ca60c37c2b5ccb30da29c8 Classification and Rating Committee Meeting June 2 Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b658ac4e80b055061b897525fef36e823b466875 b658ac4e80b055061b897525fef36e823b466875 WCIRB: Newsom's COVID-19 Presumption to Cost Between $600M and $1.8 Billion Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5e3179b8d27cf9f032ad57f8dc144be8b3390621 5e3179b8d27cf9f032ad57f8dc144be8b3390621 Director Allows Out-of-State Doctors to Continue Telemedicine Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/264368efaa16273a35464dc2e9028d3acd53d2da 264368efaa16273a35464dc2e9028d3acd53d2da Board to Meet Via Zoom on Tuesday Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/db9a754b8db7f21623f1b0149de79f5fe58f09d4 db9a754b8db7f21623f1b0149de79f5fe58f09d4 Judge Errs in Reinstating Self-Represented Worker's Case Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/100183ebf3af483b095a7677808edc6b14bde7c0 100183ebf3af483b095a7677808edc6b14bde7c0 OAL Approves Emergency QME Regulations Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4437f1fff5f521a5e974e1648e3aa21501f03775 4437f1fff5f521a5e974e1648e3aa21501f03775 CWCI Reports Drop in Independent Medical Review Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4e704c80ceb1d61c5a93907572ce9d116545d6be 4e704c80ceb1d61c5a93907572ce9d116545d6be SUNZ Insurance Solutions Names Rick Leonard President Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0f308f0f34c3267d77ab6729254c6165d3fd02a1 0f308f0f34c3267d77ab6729254c6165d3fd02a1 AFL-CIO Sues OSHA, Seeks Temporary COVID-19 Standards Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6eb5fe1bbb5a6f4b55205409f1cdb01728097cd1 6eb5fe1bbb5a6f4b55205409f1cdb01728097cd1 Senate Approves $667 Million Presumption Relief Fund, Then Adjourns Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9e487aee87d238128d75c6decb841f15c56b0397 9e487aee87d238128d75c6decb841f15c56b0397 NCOSH Names 12 Companies as Most Dangerous Organizations for Workers Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9016bb258f94944f3fa039869cfdadc89469e34c 9016bb258f94944f3fa039869cfdadc89469e34c Court Reinstates Worker's Claim Due to Unfair Prejudgment, Denial of Due Process Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ad3b94ec5ec326928150c296876e678baffc3e70 ad3b94ec5ec326928150c296876e678baffc3e70 Summary Judgment Can't Be Granted in Tort Action Over Fatal Trench Collapse Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b77fd0b412eb25d5f3130438fcd5b597a66c3311 b77fd0b412eb25d5f3130438fcd5b597a66c3311 Insurance Commissioner to Decide on WCIRB Regulatory Proposal Following Public Meeting​ Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fd521083929aa9c2c2b45cf24d5e0c1e3939bb5e fd521083929aa9c2c2b45cf24d5e0c1e3939bb5e Lawmakers Approve Spending $1.25 Billion to Help Businesses, Renters Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/40c851d746359880290a3a04908129b46f1cb241 40c851d746359880290a3a04908129b46f1cb241 Commissioner Urges Carriers to Let Preauthorizations on Surgery Stand Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e74fbf3d100b8e86246abfaa63555f34db062ab2 e74fbf3d100b8e86246abfaa63555f34db062ab2 Senate Approves Presumption, X-Mod Bill Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4ca69e47eb1b67aa38e10ecd7b06b9f189719f18 4ca69e47eb1b67aa38e10ecd7b06b9f189719f18 Commission's Delay in Issuing Order Doesn't Warrant Additional Time to Appeal Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6cc8a78edcab0481ce6a4c2cb03b2a860ae8d0ac 6cc8a78edcab0481ce6a4c2cb03b2a860ae8d0ac Court Revives Claims Against Subcontractor in Labor Law Dispute Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5319c80e96081da8b1d29b43f3623fd5e149a466 5319c80e96081da8b1d29b43f3623fd5e149a466 Lara Expands Partial Premium Refund Order Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c527b753e1c79ae0b7a82e880ae463987dec3a67 c527b753e1c79ae0b7a82e880ae463987dec3a67 Nurse's COVID-19 Death Could Pave Way for Compensability, Despite No Presumption Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4ae56473e00fbb9dc3dc9c5df3c0324c2d525f01 4ae56473e00fbb9dc3dc9c5df3c0324c2d525f01 OSHA Issues Safety Tips for Taxi, Pharmacy and Nursing Home Workers Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8b5a149ba73773a736d181b520b470a8e2be3468 8b5a149ba73773a736d181b520b470a8e2be3468 Court Rejects Carrier's Challenge to Rule on Appeal Requirements Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f6aeb448dec80c73532c6591709805b735fd2690 f6aeb448dec80c73532c6591709805b735fd2690 WCC Says In-Person Trials to Resume June 1 Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/17226957746c11801a1f0c347812a8469360b37a 17226957746c11801a1f0c347812a8469360b37a DWC Cancels Educational Conference in Los Angeles Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b3970aca067c350e238ec7da3180e8dccd3f634c b3970aca067c350e238ec7da3180e8dccd3f634c No Benefits for Self-Employed Truck Driver Injured by Fireworks Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/04478696c961c96f1134b841a385dbf783c345d2 04478696c961c96f1134b841a385dbf783c345d2 Senate Committee Passes One COVID Presumption Bill, Votes Down Another​ Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f9b3a589a463fa2e979d0683410fe7c3f45eac43 f9b3a589a463fa2e979d0683410fe7c3f45eac43 Beshear Names Chiropractor to KEMI Board Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b4f0692a72df0294b04579503c22001d5e1bafbf b4f0692a72df0294b04579503c22001d5e1bafbf COVID-19 Testing to Be Paid at $45 to $64, KY Says; Hearings Postponed in AR, GA Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f0cf9d2673a76cc46132178daf1f7793f361f5aa f0cf9d2673a76cc46132178daf1f7793f361f5aa Lentz Named Senior VP for Underwriting at Texas Mutual Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d65bd82cec753d4ffdddd0a13259bad71d6b28d5 d65bd82cec753d4ffdddd0a13259bad71d6b28d5 Montana State Fund Launching New Website Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/df6120478dc2cc810d81ed42558e2ff8bf0fae2f df6120478dc2cc810d81ed42558e2ff8bf0fae2f Alaska WC Division Suspends Penalty Collection Due to COVID-19 Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6a494be3f3594a7c959127f70cf12087adced117 6a494be3f3594a7c959127f70cf12087adced117 No Penalties or Attorney Fees for Worker Based on Carrier's Initial Denial of Claim Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cbc52950be4162b54c3e9e8faa56d4e825b5028a cbc52950be4162b54c3e9e8faa56d4e825b5028a AG Shoots Down Presumption Rule as Political Divide Deepens Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a2ae306071f511bb32a619efbb85482d28eab90e a2ae306071f511bb32a619efbb85482d28eab90e Lockton Re Names Keith Thurman to Build Workers' Comp Practice Fri, 15 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/43aeb122e419a5445c005b535c736e6a73d0bee9 43aeb122e419a5445c005b535c736e6a73d0bee9