en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:07:00 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Roofing Companies Cited for Alleged Lack of Fall Protection Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e4a8091205f4e4996df7fcaf70a02a95d258e604 e4a8091205f4e4996df7fcaf70a02a95d258e604 Applied Underwriters Sold for $920M Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4596b6080631e9fc4485d1844b82f1713eda1aad 4596b6080631e9fc4485d1844b82f1713eda1aad Employer Found Guilty of Lacking Comp Coverage in Wildfire Death Case Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a20d0ef1a9c2f60645ab452f3f61abc3562bdccc a20d0ef1a9c2f60645ab452f3f61abc3562bdccc High Court Hears Former Inmate's Case on Indemnity Benefits Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cc2e5e949399633c80b59355786396c5221a4eba cc2e5e949399633c80b59355786396c5221a4eba Comp Law Doesn't Bar Worker's Claim Against Care Providers Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/33dfd7926356d75684c9dfc58143d8a61ef67ba4 33dfd7926356d75684c9dfc58143d8a61ef67ba4 Worker Loses Appeal Due to Failure to Complete Application Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9b1567b14cf1e6b5916e0388387370f68ef66ab9 9b1567b14cf1e6b5916e0388387370f68ef66ab9 L&I Cites Three Firms Connected to Fatal Crane Collapse Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/640308b2f23c90305d0099b21e775fd2bafff4bc 640308b2f23c90305d0099b21e775fd2bafff4bc Gig Economy Advocates Call for Compromise on Classification, Benefits Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/daafbd7bec5c8b75c4e7f5259fdf502edb4f86ac daafbd7bec5c8b75c4e7f5259fdf502edb4f86ac CCWC Seeks Session Proposals for Annual Conference Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e87bfe4f800f3c151dbf0d46ae7cf85043f07cb2 e87bfe4f800f3c151dbf0d46ae7cf85043f07cb2 State Labor Department Investigating Uber, Lyft for Possible Misclassification Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/096e14bd2a29c6865a95af28aeb9b3de07185942 096e14bd2a29c6865a95af28aeb9b3de07185942 Red Cross Volunteer Can't Get Benefits for Face Injury Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e9629735b86e192631a3208b4e3b5a7872ba53c8 e9629735b86e192631a3208b4e3b5a7872ba53c8 School District Gets Interest on Funds Wrongfully Withheld by JPA Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ca6f564a1faa96b00e22c8e8d920e80b94b63862 ca6f564a1faa96b00e22c8e8d920e80b94b63862 Lawsuit Faults Liberty Mutual, NCCI for Failing to Report Third-Party Recoveries Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8e687d978fbcc0c322439e7d3752a7c889e85054 8e687d978fbcc0c322439e7d3752a7c889e85054 WCRI: Moderate Growth in Medical Payments Reverses Trend of Decreases Following Reforms Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5e307f8e44414a564d23eb9b779c65c557bb655e 5e307f8e44414a564d23eb9b779c65c557bb655e Department Posts Update to Disability Guidelines Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/36e4c677ead15dcea00f9058ee8ce8285b4267d4 36e4c677ead15dcea00f9058ee8ce8285b4267d4 State Posts Benefits Calendar Showing Direct-Deposit Dates Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4a5715711313e500601e63c06e64a11fffc5bea2 4a5715711313e500601e63c06e64a11fffc5bea2 Worker's Delay in Providing Notice of Accident Nixes Comp Claim Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f81d222cd78d18d333abe9c4473a1af3a4b58e04 f81d222cd78d18d333abe9c4473a1af3a4b58e04 Melissa Freeman Joins ATF Medical as Senior Rehab Consultant Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ad193d05d9c9cbfeea46b2d4fa949c66dc4554f7 ad193d05d9c9cbfeea46b2d4fa949c66dc4554f7 Police Employee Failed to Link Shoulder Injuries to Work Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/66f33b27c998de68b3e4623fda0c1400a63ca191 66f33b27c998de68b3e4623fda0c1400a63ca191 Court Upholds PTD Award Granted by Worker's Former High School Classmate Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7291a791a210ea8f24e6814d0baeee7cfbe8e6aa 7291a791a210ea8f24e6814d0baeee7cfbe8e6aa Court Upholds Conviction of Former Mail Carrier for Comp Fraud Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/35bd4e94a321120b6cd41b28b4c0919750caf00e 35bd4e94a321120b6cd41b28b4c0919750caf00e WCIRB Execs Testify in Support of 5.4% Rate Cut Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8a065d1f2609498750dc20ba7460ebed451237d3 8a065d1f2609498750dc20ba7460ebed451237d3 Medical Fee Schedule Has Big Impact in Small State Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7a28e2470d772efbd701e8ce3e08d92a0603578d 7a28e2470d772efbd701e8ce3e08d92a0603578d WCS Schedules Training on Changes to Provider Panel Rules Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1e18e7c0fc4f047ea485af494493d745f9bbc279 1e18e7c0fc4f047ea485af494493d745f9bbc279 Workers' Comp Department Moving to New Offices Next Month Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a622f9370d5707aa0876811afddd7fa35547c1bd a622f9370d5707aa0876811afddd7fa35547c1bd Doctor Reinstated After Correcting Double Reimbursement Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b7e075765bd011f0083bd235e2b3ebcf7ca20033 b7e075765bd011f0083bd235e2b3ebcf7ca20033 Co-Sponsor of Asbestos Bill Steps Down From Committee Post Amid Probe Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/90d87f6c3addb0971dce4ee5d9fba969e74af00d 90d87f6c3addb0971dce4ee5d9fba969e74af00d Court Tosses Judgment for Worker Who Fell From Truck Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/33663a560d64dc412f5d3484315f1ed514f8009e 33663a560d64dc412f5d3484315f1ed514f8009e Court: UPS Driver Has Schedulable Injury of Right Knee Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/43798ed7c2dcf42ae42e19d44f79d048779c5e64 43798ed7c2dcf42ae42e19d44f79d048779c5e64 Profits of S Corp. Don't Count as Shareholder's Wages Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4c5f3d4726bddd1d6f1147d91703c6aa92d50081 4c5f3d4726bddd1d6f1147d91703c6aa92d50081 Employer Can't Maintain Suit Against Insurance Broker Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2f6725d3449534e9ced017e94e598f765336b83c 2f6725d3449534e9ced017e94e598f765336b83c CMS Allowing Electronic Submission for MSA Attestations Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0a32be2e8f5f3d45f267ec426f0b4e133fd550f9 0a32be2e8f5f3d45f267ec426f0b4e133fd550f9 Board Answers Some, Not All, Questions About Tricky New Formulary Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/58ddb498e80f6e2fe0a37ea1dfb7c7e2a92c9865 58ddb498e80f6e2fe0a37ea1dfb7c7e2a92c9865 WCIRB Offers X-Mods and More Service to Agents, Brokers Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/971663687174464f06d44e6ac851cf4018b266b2 971663687174464f06d44e6ac851cf4018b266b2 Doctor Convicted in Pacific Hospital Scheme Ordered to Serve Two Years, Forfeit $3M Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e17b5a0e46ec58858e1061e4fcffc154601a1fac e17b5a0e46ec58858e1061e4fcffc154601a1fac One Comp Attorney Wins House Seat, Another Defeated Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f2630ce705783e12f75ab0b29903fdfedf99daa4 f2630ce705783e12f75ab0b29903fdfedf99daa4 State Revises Percentage Factor for Ambulatory Services Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0695b576ea3b6f8973272df224f963bedbfdc522 0695b576ea3b6f8973272df224f963bedbfdc522 Department Significantly Increases Attorneys' Fees in Contested Claims Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/19d26e85957c70cbe0e43b58fb3361f44c368da1 19d26e85957c70cbe0e43b58fb3361f44c368da1 Postal Worker Collared for Working Dogs While Collecting $100,000 in Benefits Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9c15ef007a459117dceec5dd3c3aff360551d736 9c15ef007a459117dceec5dd3c3aff360551d736 Worker's Disability Can't Be Apportioned Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ce356976b9c00d92e3503bed69653fa85d87b3ca ce356976b9c00d92e3503bed69653fa85d87b3ca Geoff Godsey Joins Alliant Office in Dallas Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9b8a566532ae87e8a8833feda4ed1fecbd006507 9b8a566532ae87e8a8833feda4ed1fecbd006507 Court Overturns Denial of Summary Judgment for Worker, Property Owner Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3828314dd7fcd01a5abe0bdfe09a0a684da90b1e 3828314dd7fcd01a5abe0bdfe09a0a684da90b1e MedRisk, Raintree Partner to Improve PT Efficiency Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/11e4f62aeb3b108e4612af27902aed0174fedcb5 11e4f62aeb3b108e4612af27902aed0174fedcb5 Court Sanctions Worker, Attorney for Failing to Repay Fee Award, Penalties Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5c9ae59573a31b5dca6d415450596f9e967ed52b 5c9ae59573a31b5dca6d415450596f9e967ed52b Bill Signed to Require Study of Cancer in Fire Truck Mechanics Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a52fc3b5316810d40011c7d2548c899e1a4f37a9 a52fc3b5316810d40011c7d2548c899e1a4f37a9 No Additional Benefits for Makeup Artist's Injuries Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/311a7d79df88fb04a1b3102190cdd0c595fc19d3 311a7d79df88fb04a1b3102190cdd0c595fc19d3 Governor Vetoes Bill to Expand School District 4850 Benefits Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/13d99589378a2d89ee56894cfea87fea755306b9 13d99589378a2d89ee56894cfea87fea755306b9 Comp System to Be Paperless in 72 Weeks, Commissioner Vows Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5aeb03f90e7c2090376bf869acb14c44275a1fe5 5aeb03f90e7c2090376bf869acb14c44275a1fe5 Drug Convenience Kits Come at a High Cost, PBM Warns Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2ae8211f8c84a6589433964e056ac858fea04367 2ae8211f8c84a6589433964e056ac858fea04367 HomeCare Connect Hires Lisa Maciolek as National Account Manager Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9012218c1d24d9e0598e58dd875aef6210b0c564 9012218c1d24d9e0598e58dd875aef6210b0c564 BWC Making Grants for School-Shooting Safety Improvements Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5245101f648829815ce67746dd433e09e2ec5867 5245101f648829815ce67746dd433e09e2ec5867 Like Texas, State Creates Comp Fraud Unit at DA's Office Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f21e821d7535c3d308bf0713d81d13efd74d613b f21e821d7535c3d308bf0713d81d13efd74d613b 5th DCA Revives Cruise Line Worker's Claim for Maintenance and Cure Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/270c57af775eb219d779f9dee358a802f2a8c2fb 270c57af775eb219d779f9dee358a802f2a8c2fb Cox Associates Hired to Verify Loggers' Safety Training Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/321c600d24f98609e96ea38bf26a031d7915117c 321c600d24f98609e96ea38bf26a031d7915117c Former LAPD Officer Charged With Work Comp Fraud Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bdd3639665388cc971cce5202d9ae579aa330bd5 bdd3639665388cc971cce5202d9ae579aa330bd5 Dollar Tree Faces More Fines for Blocked Exit Routes Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9ad81b0936b7a7ff2749ff04e42500a0479d036e 9ad81b0936b7a7ff2749ff04e42500a0479d036e Change in Law Doesn't Retroactively Allow Reinstatement of Benefits Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/71794d6d167b04f5a30ef91a30f205fc4ed6a44b 71794d6d167b04f5a30ef91a30f205fc4ed6a44b WCS Sets Billing, Claims Process Training Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/978731242b25b711fb0b6a87efe43679441483b3 978731242b25b711fb0b6a87efe43679441483b3 Court Upholds Sanction on Attorney for Challenging Timeliness of Employer's Payment Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/650adf0d50e0ecebddc3b92924ffc0eae75c6b1d 650adf0d50e0ecebddc3b92924ffc0eae75c6b1d TDI Sets Stakeholder Meeting on Examination Fees, Maintenance Taxes Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8ac2903404254169f854c3b1976d7d0effaaca71 8ac2903404254169f854c3b1976d7d0effaaca71 Court Upholds Commission's Finding of PPD, Reverses Impairment Rating Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a844244735067e368d136a983c60ab1f267222ad a844244735067e368d136a983c60ab1f267222ad Ex-Tyson Foods Attorney Accuses Company of Lying to Deny Claims Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c2040f718115f6b77bd57ead43b0afa7e1c9ecb5 c2040f718115f6b77bd57ead43b0afa7e1c9ecb5 Governor Signs Bill to Require Reporting of Schedule V Prescriptions Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/75d4986ed55c23047dc067c37e88eeb9a72b808f 75d4986ed55c23047dc067c37e88eeb9a72b808f AF Group Announces New Roles for Cooper, Travis Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1c166bdb94ec2aeffd4f397b4037364c7c2633b2 1c166bdb94ec2aeffd4f397b4037364c7c2633b2 PT Group Sues MedRisk Over Provider Referral Practices Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fccbc86ec7d76f297e896974af9ade43737c51d1 fccbc86ec7d76f297e896974af9ade43737c51d1 Cleaning Company Owner Sentenced for Misclassification, Underreporting Payroll Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3a098763470011f1fb9940725c29886d048f0bb6 3a098763470011f1fb9940725c29886d048f0bb6 Attorney Fees Up, but Comp Costs Still Falling, NCCI Says Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cb0d53c6d748a308e494d1821c8a4b630d2c467d cb0d53c6d748a308e494d1821c8a4b630d2c467d WCIRB: $10B in Savings Since SB 863 Enacted Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3c3937e423161e629f101f304fa3e64f9bf8147c 3c3937e423161e629f101f304fa3e64f9bf8147c Governor Signs MPN, Provider Utilization Bill Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b777601b1190d928e7f64f134157de1f2c7013cb b777601b1190d928e7f64f134157de1f2c7013cb MGA Salus Acquires Method Insurance Services Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1188bd6ccbcd1fe14b584d42c7c4d3dd982d53a6 1188bd6ccbcd1fe14b584d42c7c4d3dd982d53a6 Worker Can Pursue Occupational Disease Claim Against 2nd Injury Fund Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cb9694e43a8419ad2cd74715aa6fb11723bd1b02 cb9694e43a8419ad2cd74715aa6fb11723bd1b02 Board Properly Denied Review to Worker Who Submitted Incomplete Application Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f426456c2f29ee90e36fa8668fee0729304f5105 f426456c2f29ee90e36fa8668fee0729304f5105 Court Upholds Denial of Benefits for Heart Attack Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0a1809ca2f4d1dc797a2833368b6a213f76c5af1 0a1809ca2f4d1dc797a2833368b6a213f76c5af1 DOT Employee Double Dipped While Checking State Info on Competitors Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4d1e08771035aeab41abd92b68232deef1cddacb 4d1e08771035aeab41abd92b68232deef1cddacb Law Firm Offers Scholarships to Students Who Give Back Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d25c0b0726aa2ecf0052684af615e2c49b1dea01 d25c0b0726aa2ecf0052684af615e2c49b1dea01 Worker Fails to Assert Viable Claim Against Corporate Officers Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/15867b5c263d384c1b5e66e24d908cb9f0e904aa 15867b5c263d384c1b5e66e24d908cb9f0e904aa Court Rules CIGA Not Primary Payer, Not Required to Reimburse Medicare Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c33967e1ae7eb110da7d6ca796ff70f244fef94c c33967e1ae7eb110da7d6ca796ff70f244fef94c KEMI Downplays Whistleblower Lawsuit Charges of Excessive Spending Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2f5aad6367eef4ef0dff38474e6b2f4543e879c3 2f5aad6367eef4ef0dff38474e6b2f4543e879c3 Centers of Excellence Could Answer Difficult Treatment Questions, 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