en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sat, 23 Feb 2019 05:16:51 -0800 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Marketer Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200M Compound Drug Scheme Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1c629c83fe51f433754148c1ca8fdda57bb363ad 1c629c83fe51f433754148c1ca8fdda57bb363ad Orthopedic Surgeon Paying $85K to Resolve Kickback Allegations Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5dd522cc9a5bc8757497e78ac1dce9130dbface1 5dd522cc9a5bc8757497e78ac1dce9130dbface1 Commission Makes Changes to Forms Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b395179dbcc6c2fcf42ee02c52639c1e8d017336 b395179dbcc6c2fcf42ee02c52639c1e8d017336 Bill Would Provide Benefits to Firefighters Hurt During Las Vegas Shooting Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d10290e9ab4409d9ca66541005f4a3550678ffc3 d10290e9ab4409d9ca66541005f4a3550678ffc3 VA Claimant Admits Fudging Mileage Reimbursements for $72K Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e02ce87cbad89a894d0058dd424f05badbff8bd7 e02ce87cbad89a894d0058dd424f05badbff8bd7 Democrats Propose Major Changes to Workers' Comp Law Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1fb738e56c0dea8d149382f77c237dbf36cfdc1b 1fb738e56c0dea8d149382f77c237dbf36cfdc1b Court Grants Partial Summary Judgments for Worker, Property Owner Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c853df66f77adb3db7f4a9db8337bc77113e24f5 c853df66f77adb3db7f4a9db8337bc77113e24f5 Court Revives Injured Worker's Intentional Tort Claim Against Employer Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e152bf6a96b1218b01369cf6894987031191cce5 e152bf6a96b1218b01369cf6894987031191cce5 Court Revives Temporary Worker's Personal Injury Suit Against Employer's Client Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f2c05626fbcf73778c9f21f6c1053876bcfd2e6a f2c05626fbcf73778c9f21f6c1053876bcfd2e6a Court Upholds Award for Teacher Injured in Workplace Fall Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/07021d4c862d127470959f7a74a3fbe5e48983b3 07021d4c862d127470959f7a74a3fbe5e48983b3 Employer Gets 2nd Chance to Defend Against Retaliation Claim Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/32cea67794e4529a34dc42ebb09b109510710a31 32cea67794e4529a34dc42ebb09b109510710a31 OSHA Cites Manufacturer for Alleged Combustible Dust, Arc Flash Hazards Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/23926d11054d583faa6fb954ad261d4ad45fd716 23926d11054d583faa6fb954ad261d4ad45fd716 Drug Test Results Add to Gabapentin Concerns Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/54b003e657101f7bc84a1bb5fede08013f4cb6ca 54b003e657101f7bc84a1bb5fede08013f4cb6ca Employers Holdings Boosts Profit 40% in 2018 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f4477fc49728fb70866914c13e5a15eaf869988e f4477fc49728fb70866914c13e5a15eaf869988e As Compounds Are Reined In, Private Label Topicals Surge Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6680d738c322b68a8dc778a366596b3e4e09af6f 6680d738c322b68a8dc778a366596b3e4e09af6f Doctors: Limited Drug Testing Could Hinder Opioid Monitoring Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2218e3c8903d728d53e6ad2b2ec3781bd3b6c2a8 2218e3c8903d728d53e6ad2b2ec3781bd3b6c2a8 Public Hearing on New Formulary Set for Friday Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ee4a8e0f2f7434f002407fa4370ebb8ee763adab ee4a8e0f2f7434f002407fa4370ebb8ee763adab Nance Returns to Industrial Commission Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/941a5357c5ce215e215cf972aa0a9da7494a8596 941a5357c5ce215e215cf972aa0a9da7494a8596 Sharp Debate Over Cancer Presumption, Medical Mileage Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2989be0e22927f8d636c9730f547d44925fc32cc 2989be0e22927f8d636c9730f547d44925fc32cc Hair Salon to Pay $40K Settlement for Firing Stylist Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a0c79fe4c4c3850ede822acc0f01606d0223de02 a0c79fe4c4c3850ede822acc0f01606d0223de02 Contractor Fined $65K After Fatal Crane Accident Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/aee14bc3d6a50116c7f9ee830c48ca86835077ca aee14bc3d6a50116c7f9ee830c48ca86835077ca Arch Capital Appoints SVP/Chief Risk Officer Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/12d818ab8ed354d018b2ac07a2ba694231ecd135 12d818ab8ed354d018b2ac07a2ba694231ecd135 First Responder Mental Stress Bill Nearing Final Vote Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/304973c7d14eb0aa19a7b70c51872190422f5fa3 304973c7d14eb0aa19a7b70c51872190422f5fa3 Bill to Increase Employer and Insurer Penalties Clears Committee Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/39d8ac5efe13d8207f45f1972bddfd5c7b53f01d 39d8ac5efe13d8207f45f1972bddfd5c7b53f01d Senate Approves Volunteer Firefighter, Claim Closure Notice Bills Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f0c5722059945f5b973014955d4505d50f02f88b f0c5722059945f5b973014955d4505d50f02f88b Employer's Subrogation Lien Cannot Include Case Management Service Fees Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c19bcf4a770efe1287b957e1f9de84cdfcbe1a08 c19bcf4a770efe1287b957e1f9de84cdfcbe1a08 Split Court Upholds Rejection of Sole Expert Opinion on Causation Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c81225635dfa07d09a4e3532344b05a9be23bdd8 c81225635dfa07d09a4e3532344b05a9be23bdd8 Court Upholds Denial of Worker's Request for Increase in SLU Award Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/50f6c46ad9842f2322232ed0aa0b85a031a82915 50f6c46ad9842f2322232ed0aa0b85a031a82915 Court Rejects Injured Worker's Claim of Retaliatory Termination Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9bf8a0f13a9228733c127df9f360c3ad602732d9 9bf8a0f13a9228733c127df9f360c3ad602732d9 Payment of Benefits in Excess of 3rd-Party Recovery Didn't Entitle Employer to Take All Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e568374cacd2657a3c269717884b97de2e6e1e75 e568374cacd2657a3c269717884b97de2e6e1e75 New Orlando Football Team Must Practice in Georgia to Get WC Coverage Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4845793ed73a3303f96503b39f2875ad38469480 4845793ed73a3303f96503b39f2875ad38469480 Bill Bars State Medical Claim if Paid Under Harbor Workers' Act Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ee85afaa65be9fc5ddef28374425d07e6bb5fb17 ee85afaa65be9fc5ddef28374425d07e6bb5fb17 Attorneys to Mediate to Get Opioid Alternatives Covered Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e6d2653c2a2088936edcf67b1ea2898946b8d592 e6d2653c2a2088936edcf67b1ea2898946b8d592 Even Unemployed Volunteers Can Get Wage Benefits, High Court Rules Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/038bc130cf838c1d61f2c65c94e80f979337fa3e 038bc130cf838c1d61f2c65c94e80f979337fa3e Insolvency Threatens Uninsured Employers' Fund Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e4e1268c5d1b424da4288bf059a4326b0cbfaad9 e4e1268c5d1b424da4288bf059a4326b0cbfaad9 Gov. in Talks for Possible SAIF Sale or Transfer of Assets Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/daac5252c2939918b64f90cc5a0e76bc79ccdb56 daac5252c2939918b64f90cc5a0e76bc79ccdb56 Report Questions Work Comp Exclusion for Undocumented Workers Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ed9c3509fc26e5ed679c0e4f8dbdc0e4c7da6b75 ed9c3509fc26e5ed679c0e4f8dbdc0e4c7da6b75 Bill Would Make Cancer Presumption for Energy Workers More Expansive Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6ac3c21f270acaaa5355089cc57d0325835ad93c 6ac3c21f270acaaa5355089cc57d0325835ad93c WC Fraud Investigations Brought 335 Convictions Last Fiscal Year Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/232dfe590aab9ff9c8ec86561279a56259131633 232dfe590aab9ff9c8ec86561279a56259131633 CWCI: NSAIDs Overtake Opioids as Most Used in Workers' Comp Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/540bb5ef2fccfcf2cf537e38968e86e7a5ba13c1 540bb5ef2fccfcf2cf537e38968e86e7a5ba13c1 No Duty Disability Benefits for Correctional Officer With Heart Stents Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/14e5ec81fd49aaf5e34c112686fafe5fa75aaece 14e5ec81fd49aaf5e34c112686fafe5fa75aaece Supreme Court Sorts Out Split in Fees Among Attorneys Who Represented Worker Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7e02e084da9aba060e48ab03fda77729380c693d 7e02e084da9aba060e48ab03fda77729380c693d No Benefits for Worker Who Defied Employer's Safety Rule Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c13ec0456842e60722289d57d62eace83eb5c721 c13ec0456842e60722289d57d62eace83eb5c721 Panel Rejects Worker's Claim of PTSD Triggered by Supervisor's Rebuke Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fc6ebe0c8a2d7b8325205e80f3fb3c753712c477 fc6ebe0c8a2d7b8325205e80f3fb3c753712c477 Split Court Tosses Award for Widow of Worker Who Tested Positive for Marijuana Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/00f9f6ac4668e02d08cf2979a1b17fa395d64665 00f9f6ac4668e02d08cf2979a1b17fa395d64665 Paul Sighinolfi Joins Ametros as Senior Managing Director Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0bf83d894ff791183a9a44afd9a60bfde9a26b59 0bf83d894ff791183a9a44afd9a60bfde9a26b59 Production Company Cited After 'MacGyver' Stuntman Injured Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b05e810524ba5ee92cf9ead4655fa53d0cc3c492 b05e810524ba5ee92cf9ead4655fa53d0cc3c492 James Dodrill Named State Insurance Commissioner Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6c146680e1b7ebcaa57fea5104bb2b54e97f2a53 6c146680e1b7ebcaa57fea5104bb2b54e97f2a53 WCRI: High Group Health Deductibles Linked to Comp Case-Shifting Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6a558fc5a921dea1d2f50922e386859d7539bfb1 6a558fc5a921dea1d2f50922e386859d7539bfb1 Text Messages Allegedly Contradict Jail Worker's Comp Claim Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a05da0c214bc6bdd1401aa221ea18668b9a332e3 a05da0c214bc6bdd1401aa221ea18668b9a332e3 Nurse Must Repay $46,000 for Double Dipping Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/37886831427d49ceded0c126acdb4f758630c1e0 37886831427d49ceded0c126acdb4f758630c1e0 Calls Grow to Re-Authorize 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f779289dfb50ec8eddd7289958b8a4a75ffd8b7d f779289dfb50ec8eddd7289958b8a4a75ffd8b7d Ohio AG Asks OptumRx for $16 Million for WC Drug Overcharges Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e651e709a7624cabca15896d8c151175aebc3400 e651e709a7624cabca15896d8c151175aebc3400 Democrat Hopes to Repeal Parts of Last Year's Reform Bill Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/149f6b9fa176734e406619387a70d7fc1dffdda0 149f6b9fa176734e406619387a70d7fc1dffdda0 Medical Office Employees Charged With Submitting False Claims Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f2285ecb190c615e046a36e378a04e9d4831ae4c f2285ecb190c615e046a36e378a04e9d4831ae4c Senate Sends Statute of Limitations, Presumption Bills to Gov. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/701fa369afbc0b2eeafd447822dd819694b10df6 701fa369afbc0b2eeafd447822dd819694b10df6 Report: Chiropractor Appointed to WCB Charged With Assault Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c3c9c0a798e5503ab709014387195eb67f716863 c3c9c0a798e5503ab709014387195eb67f716863 Bill Requires Proof of Comp Coverage for Exempt Contractors Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/aa60281ea93f5e73ea09e3a8138c3af9a331f182 aa60281ea93f5e73ea09e3a8138c3af9a331f182 Committee Passes Termination Notice Bill Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2e4006c809fdabff84b6e5a81b4b5fcb1aa03d31 2e4006c809fdabff84b6e5a81b4b5fcb1aa03d31 Bill Would Require Employers to Disprove Compensability of Comp Claims Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/70e4369f54387aba7873f68bc3358bdc3bc0e21c 70e4369f54387aba7873f68bc3358bdc3bc0e21c Privette Doctrine Barred Worker's Tort Claims Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b270904e3d34896ce8720986dd2e653ee69cc166 b270904e3d34896ce8720986dd2e653ee69cc166 Federal Employee Secures Partial Reversal of Insurance Fraud Conviction Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/147b0725f64875507d3c2f8305f7a285657baae8 147b0725f64875507d3c2f8305f7a285657baae8 Res Judicata Barred Worker's Second Challenge to AWW Calculation Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/210a37e98bd79bdda02a954558ea5c0e9ae64442 210a37e98bd79bdda02a954558ea5c0e9ae64442 High Court Clarifies Proper Interpretation of TDI's Standard Subrogation Waiver Endorsement Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7bbdfd7a8f19da188429157b67eaffbc8191dab7 7bbdfd7a8f19da188429157b67eaffbc8191dab7 Supreme Court Rejects Worker's Claim of Employment by Entities Restoring Schoolhouse Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4814afd628ae4b1f8dd4a45748296f5e2e565c6a 4814afd628ae4b1f8dd4a45748296f5e2e565c6a Double-Dipping Receptionist Sentenced to Five Years' Probation Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8c40dd6b0dc5533bf663593a87197760bc97c3b8 8c40dd6b0dc5533bf663593a87197760bc97c3b8 Proposed Rule Addresses Adjuster Licensing Requirements Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8cef21ec60fd46ffb508de03b460636e29aba712 8cef21ec60fd46ffb508de03b460636e29aba712 Bill Would Exempt Ski Area Volunteers From Comp Benefits Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0e2ff43323c48f7ef6ea438f9970391a26f206b1 0e2ff43323c48f7ef6ea438f9970391a26f206b1 Trial of Insys Executives Features Dancing Fentanyl Bottle, Alleged Lap Dance Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f39baca7f73f613c8893bc89dffef8ea63357ca4 f39baca7f73f613c8893bc89dffef8ea63357ca4 BWC Grants $500,000 for Police Body Armor Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/29ec496a4271baf982656c4e43e0d0ee58fbfe4f 29ec496a4271baf982656c4e43e0d0ee58fbfe4f WC Pain Doctor Pleads Guilty in Insys Fentanyl Bribery Scheme Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/88e6bef694e90ed2c2bbccd06e3afd3037385984 88e6bef694e90ed2c2bbccd06e3afd3037385984 When Self-Insurers Come in From the Cold, Experience Does Not Apply, NCCI Says Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4662c03ffc32612ae6891c4663c344d9ccc796d8 4662c03ffc32612ae6891c4663c344d9ccc796d8 Three-Member Panel Meeting Canceled Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ee5c04ce7b2b3a533ca5b68c1a3bfa8e99866f7f ee5c04ce7b2b3a533ca5b68c1a3bfa8e99866f7f Inspector General Prosecuted 34 for Work Comp Fraud Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/870898472c64a7c1921584108fa32575d3240e4b 870898472c64a7c1921584108fa32575d3240e4b Carrier Petitions to Repeal Domestic Worker Class Code Change Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b2b6064b9b021104832cd74e340926533d4efaa3 b2b6064b9b021104832cd74e340926533d4efaa3 Proposal to Award Fees for Reversed Denials Heading to Governor Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/eb9ecf13efcdbd4022290226f6131eea83f9be9b eb9ecf13efcdbd4022290226f6131eea83f9be9b Senate Passes Firefighter Presumption Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a911cd55704d61eef7cf33a3fd19f705889b5343 a911cd55704d61eef7cf33a3fd19f705889b5343 Plea Deal Prohibits Doctor From Participating in Compensation Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 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