en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:53:43 -0800 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral U.S. Virgin Islands to See Rate Increases Through 2023 Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/157383adef20d31f8476f24a7f6ac81fe5961400 157383adef20d31f8476f24a7f6ac81fe5961400 Injured at Work? Massage Therapists Could Treat, Senate Says Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d4b83f6e558302be00e90f79b86cb1c8b53ed48a d4b83f6e558302be00e90f79b86cb1c8b53ed48a Labor Department Construction Committee to Discuss Industry Hazards Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a479e2f8b9d05e18d0d9ca88704087ecdb6265f7 a479e2f8b9d05e18d0d9ca88704087ecdb6265f7 Assembly Passes Bill Giving Part-Time Domestic Workers Comp Benefits Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e445accc9fbe124c372bd63238c6aaba67275a60 e445accc9fbe124c372bd63238c6aaba67275a60 No TTD for Worker After Adding Depression to Claim Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fcbe49cadc8a8727cf45d4664f0fb85bb83a084f fcbe49cadc8a8727cf45d4664f0fb85bb83a084f Supreme Court Denies Additional Narcotic Pain Meds for Injured Worker Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4f64ee03c28175599244e424f3b5ff7ca1f0719d 4f64ee03c28175599244e424f3b5ff7ca1f0719d Teacher Awaits Fate After Comp Claim Leads to Drug Test for Medical Marijuana Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ea9bf950ef4e0fc911ae9c1aacd04831f27322b0 ea9bf950ef4e0fc911ae9c1aacd04831f27322b0 Court Clarifies Requirements for Employer Reimbursement Under Stay-at-Work Program Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/83e73a7a8837ac18c909aabe376a92dbc19c9312 83e73a7a8837ac18c909aabe376a92dbc19c9312 House Unanimously Approves Maintaining Cancer Presumption Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9c655310490da2b568dbc7d962d5c21fe5170852 9c655310490da2b568dbc7d962d5c21fe5170852 Senate Passes PTSD, Premium Credit Measures Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/077c4762a7b3e1ac004c2472159472d081395e21 077c4762a7b3e1ac004c2472159472d081395e21 PTSD Bill Amendment Limits Responders to Three Mental Claims in a Career Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/27e915c2c3534c6c04e439e1b31040698feb6956 27e915c2c3534c6c04e439e1b31040698feb6956 Bill Would Increase Retirement Age for Judges Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/78ec75e8452f3e22eb15c23d68e6171345055a1d 78ec75e8452f3e22eb15c23d68e6171345055a1d Court Revives Labor Law Claim for Worker Injured by Ceiling Collapse Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3f661e47825f23713fa6fc27cf053d0bb5093dbf 3f661e47825f23713fa6fc27cf053d0bb5093dbf Legislature Endorses Bill That Requires Faster Payment of Benefits Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/424c197e088e95a7140032927998f775ec52e9e2 424c197e088e95a7140032927998f775ec52e9e2 Worker Gets Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Lift Accident Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/945698cc62c0c5b0c1aff070091f5abc82a4f992 945698cc62c0c5b0c1aff070091f5abc82a4f992 Worker's Refusal of Job Offer Doesn't Prevent TTD for 2nd Disabling Condition Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bc545e947fac3dac0ee1b66096f6647c337d9797 bc545e947fac3dac0ee1b66096f6647c337d9797 No Additional PPD Award to Ironworker With Bilateral Knee Injuries Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/094d7a998bd6585718ae23191391f4f0360f0a4f 094d7a998bd6585718ae23191391f4f0360f0a4f AG Applies Three-Prong Test to Gig Employer for Misclassification Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bdbd9aa043ad4f5010d47597d490daecd1ef8613 bdbd9aa043ad4f5010d47597d490daecd1ef8613 Judge Rules Instacart Misclassified Employees Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9a34a628b67df85e9c54918d55675762b26550e1 9a34a628b67df85e9c54918d55675762b26550e1 Lawmakers Pass Penalty, PTSD and IME Bills Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3957acf3c1d2995bf3899fb7b9be9e3bc2c9c802 3957acf3c1d2995bf3899fb7b9be9e3bc2c9c802 Pie Insurance Expands to Alaska and Missouri Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/542f42b4c5d820c116e3cfc4a7d1dd3fc404e73a 542f42b4c5d820c116e3cfc4a7d1dd3fc404e73a Advocates Expect 'Standard' Legislative Session for Comp; Reforms to Come Later Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/53e8c54765fc6a33de1792bf3b7e65f86edd2360 53e8c54765fc6a33de1792bf3b7e65f86edd2360 Coventry Leaders Appointed to AAPAN Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c291336c638af90035c23f177458a79d497b271b c291336c638af90035c23f177458a79d497b271b Postal Service Continues to Fight Injury Claims and Discrimination Ruling, Report Says Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e4ac39ef2c4f567dd9d5d162ba149444df435bcf e4ac39ef2c4f567dd9d5d162ba149444df435bcf Businesses Owe $800,000 After Pleading Guilty to Avoiding Comp Insurance Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e9154d8a4e2ca8825a8ee5c1a67e2f5ed95f0d2d e9154d8a4e2ca8825a8ee5c1a67e2f5ed95f0d2d Board Adopts Formulary Update; Stakeholder Asks Why Some Cancer Drugs Allowed, Others Not Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a045a55f74761c5c1811a3a28a1185562f95a538 a045a55f74761c5c1811a3a28a1185562f95a538 City Inspectors Suspended for Allegedly False Reports on Doomed Hard Rock Hotel Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e5780af522b984700074cd90dfffc46ad5c0a0d9 e5780af522b984700074cd90dfffc46ad5c0a0d9 Lawmakers Approve PTSD Bill Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e64b2093afa7ae097d5878504a1ca69e3da26eac e64b2093afa7ae097d5878504a1ca69e3da26eac OWCP Announces Plans to Ensure Mine Operators Meet Benefit Obligations Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/700f901c48329c9234afa12bcf0ce7d3218a6e16 700f901c48329c9234afa12bcf0ce7d3218a6e16 House Passes Bill That Would Allow PTSD Claims for First Responders Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/953f161149c30462af49c22b5964e851bbbb41b6 953f161149c30462af49c22b5964e851bbbb41b6 Fire District Hit With VSSR Award Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0020e432f68cb41f8f920127d58f7c170988beaf 0020e432f68cb41f8f920127d58f7c170988beaf No Benefits for Bus Driver Who Had Stroke Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/27e79a681b725b0637f01c36577c097e28375d77 27e79a681b725b0637f01c36577c097e28375d77 Proposed Bill Dispute Rules Favor Insurers, Doctors' Group Says Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/00013f2e981f9476a33f7a8181eb7bfa74e684f7 00013f2e981f9476a33f7a8181eb7bfa74e684f7 Court Reverses Apportionment of Worker's Benefits Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/51d9c5894f744cbf7f92bebf27ca035e48606815 51d9c5894f744cbf7f92bebf27ca035e48606815 Lawsuit: DWC Refusing to Follow Regulations by Delaying Appointments Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/29e04a6e2659403d0a31618975b615cfe70bfb17 29e04a6e2659403d0a31618975b615cfe70bfb17 Comp Agency Approves Final Pain Treatment Guidelines Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/977a9846d7b07507de707d5e0cc3c5fe9ee99ed7 977a9846d7b07507de707d5e0cc3c5fe9ee99ed7 Bill Would Change Experience Requirements and Salaries for Comp Commissioners Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f1c1516e752fa73b0c892fd4cfdc62f61c2357fd f1c1516e752fa73b0c892fd4cfdc62f61c2357fd High Court Revives Worker's Labor Law Claim for Fall Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4ade9fee0a8c60a2f617ba11c0b75f06a831c108 4ade9fee0a8c60a2f617ba11c0b75f06a831c108 Lawmakers Seek Answer for Unanticipated Rate Increase Following Cancer Presumption Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/540bc6d0eb1bd1b1f433723cfab91793d0043c6f 540bc6d0eb1bd1b1f433723cfab91793d0043c6f ALJ Applies Wrong Legal Standard to Deny Unscheduled Benefits Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cfbd040b40e7c442ea9110bb016f538ac07b83cc cfbd040b40e7c442ea9110bb016f538ac07b83cc Fraud Unit Merger Plan Gets High Marks but Might Require Legislative Action Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1358affa1f99b0a2e1144361ac2aa422f403946b 1358affa1f99b0a2e1144361ac2aa422f403946b Supreme Court Permanently Disbars Attorney for Abandoning Clients, Forgery, Failing to Return Fees Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b74fcb81ea7f970b7bee3e9303d14c3a4d45c61a b74fcb81ea7f970b7bee3e9303d14c3a4d45c61a Southern California Applicants' Attorney Alan Wax Dies at 60 Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9bfe4ca8982995c8d4e10b69ef0de973fc5e1e3f 9bfe4ca8982995c8d4e10b69ef0de973fc5e1e3f Friedlander Announces 25% Dividend to Oil and Fuel Dealer Group Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7f1103590f0fc5f3fc64e4e7888868bc25e5b7b0 7f1103590f0fc5f3fc64e4e7888868bc25e5b7b0 Mulch Manufacturer Faces $148,867 Fine for Amputation and Struck-By Hazards Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2353ad18d6402039d32eeda57f7578147769f4bc 2353ad18d6402039d32eeda57f7578147769f4bc Appeals Board Appointment Measure Heading to Governor's Desk Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/946e7f96fea85e3f6280172272700c1cffd29a69 946e7f96fea85e3f6280172272700c1cffd29a69 Bills Propose Expanding PTSD, Skin Cancer Presumptions Mon, 24 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/34a3a3f060486fc5954ab814ac1267048df061a2 34a3a3f060486fc5954ab814ac1267048df061a2 Woman Pleads to Cashing Deceased Mom's Comp Checks for a Year Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e2a6619083bd1556b3c32e7c2e8a816ae53298f8 e2a6619083bd1556b3c32e7c2e8a816ae53298f8 Lawmakers Add Correctional Officers to Infectious Disease Presumption Coverage Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/13aff64914093ba232d6c5ad04c6a8ebeb6a43b2 13aff64914093ba232d6c5ad04c6a8ebeb6a43b2 Bill Would Mean Medical Records Could Be Sent Electronically Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5de7092ea6d07d3e2d814013ade789d925df4977 5de7092ea6d07d3e2d814013ade789d925df4977 Return to 2007: New Rules Impose Big Fines for Failure to Report to Medicare Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1af02fe863ffe43bd087e8530c500ccce8d7cf33 1af02fe863ffe43bd087e8530c500ccce8d7cf33 Deputy's PTSD Claim Following Fatal Shooting Wrongly Denied Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cd90207ea9d813e0c1cd6a2b426cada9cfac1688 cd90207ea9d813e0c1cd6a2b426cada9cfac1688 State Fund to Ramp Up Sustainability Efforts in 2020 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/171021ee2afe6ad180cee131cd7c12fb8d0285f8 171021ee2afe6ad180cee131cd7c12fb8d0285f8 Family Not Entitled to Enhanced Mesothelioma Benefits Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/862bb780275ad7a7b0d968ff1bb583092d4dc9c7 862bb780275ad7a7b0d968ff1bb583092d4dc9c7 Senate Approves Amended Bill Allowing Alternate Members of Appeals Board Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/56d76b8655bb0f0e699e66231cf3e0b06b43430d 56d76b8655bb0f0e699e66231cf3e0b06b43430d Legislation Would Allow Emergency Workers to Claim PTSD Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/27c5f9bf32171c178a5d736d40b2891eb72feb39 27c5f9bf32171c178a5d736d40b2891eb72feb39 Senate Spikes PTSD Presumption for EMTs, Law Enforcement Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d1d25814c8468f96a58eeabc23097b50035bc8a3 d1d25814c8468f96a58eeabc23097b50035bc8a3 RBRVS Transition Developing as Expected, CWCI Reports Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0051ecf04de971f30db847acabb29593d234408b 0051ecf04de971f30db847acabb29593d234408b Worker Fails to Rebut Presumption That Intoxication Caused Injury Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8795ba8285f451fdc5e45f475d7e31a9e0f6d6d5 8795ba8285f451fdc5e45f475d7e31a9e0f6d6d5 State Supreme Court Upholds Comp Exemption Law for North Dakota Businesses Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6e60f97c567d4d64e15b160fc3d149ba6721c846 6e60f97c567d4d64e15b160fc3d149ba6721c846 Chief Comp Judge Surges in Fundraising for Supreme Court Spot Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a08d8a0e21ee204bc1c53db6e6f7d3e02dbd2ae1 a08d8a0e21ee204bc1c53db6e6f7d3e02dbd2ae1 Pritzker Appoints Five to Comp Advisory Boards Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/168ec5e2cc5d0ade4c14b549b216e4453b88e450 168ec5e2cc5d0ade4c14b549b216e4453b88e450 State Uses New Law to Bust Subcontractor for Alleged Misclassification Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3072414682626a7409050b56612ef9ecafb43372 3072414682626a7409050b56612ef9ecafb43372 Stenographer Charged With Larceny for Allegedly Inflating Bills Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/458de9f7bcb2fe319b2580db5d7b251b5789711f 458de9f7bcb2fe319b2580db5d7b251b5789711f Trial Lawyers' Lawsuit Accuses Lara of Withholding Records Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3e76b213be57814f0e7c9f6dbb936e66d21fdf9a 3e76b213be57814f0e7c9f6dbb936e66d21fdf9a Bill Would Expand CIGA Coverage for Comp Claims Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6325e5e99865cd8bc3ea4fe9311dd283c4638ec6 6325e5e99865cd8bc3ea4fe9311dd283c4638ec6 Four Law Firms Hired to Defend Claims in Chicago's Troubled Comp System Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2ff2e3d974b47e0d22eec4620758b6a42f363e75 2ff2e3d974b47e0d22eec4620758b6a42f363e75 Commission Temporarily Suspending Work on E-File System Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/26f053c3cc4bcb8ff3d2e4580838f1608b75a7da 26f053c3cc4bcb8ff3d2e4580838f1608b75a7da Liberty Mutual Board Appoints SVP, Treasurer Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/adc3b29cf9f82c503c9b9a1c175e7facd88baa04 adc3b29cf9f82c503c9b9a1c175e7facd88baa04 Committee Schedules Hearing on Presumption Bill Carried Over From 2019 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0d4d41ffb7cec56780c9c2033c8896287a99d49b 0d4d41ffb7cec56780c9c2033c8896287a99d49b Committee Passes Bill to Require Coverage for Medical Marijuana Use Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d98a61189c69ab438179c7efd41aecb8e6e83c16 d98a61189c69ab438179c7efd41aecb8e6e83c16 Bill Would Provide Portable Benefits to Gig Workers — at a Cost to Employers Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c6483894734c7f6bb74f3b7307061785d0dca2c4 c6483894734c7f6bb74f3b7307061785d0dca2c4 Former Fire Captain Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/47f78ba312aea2bc89132db06d32c2db5ee83ba2 47f78ba312aea2bc89132db06d32c2db5ee83ba2 Court Upholds Verdict for Worker on Labor Law Claim Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/02bb79375a3c0500ff8df72a7dec3f2df65c32b5 02bb79375a3c0500ff8df72a7dec3f2df65c32b5 Worker Gets Summary Judgment for Fall From Ladder Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/918db59a16484be4d6bba85fd58f6becf5fe9f8c 918db59a16484be4d6bba85fd58f6becf5fe9f8c BWC Names Primary Care Physician as Chief Medical Officer Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/955caee0b944be915b4de5c7ece0f46bc7eb448a 955caee0b944be915b4de5c7ece0f46bc7eb448a No Attendant Care Services for Worker Who Didn't Follow Procedure Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 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