en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sun, 22 May 2022 22:01:05 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.19.1 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Four Employers Fined a Combined $1.75M for Death of Valero Refinery Worker Mon, 23 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/64ac1a17ea84a8a7b6fee8bb484f053b4a910584 64ac1a17ea84a8a7b6fee8bb484f053b4a910584 Potential Reform Bill Among Those Passed Before Fiscal Deadline Mon, 23 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/201b00d2e0ca248afb82f1f885e3161ed080feab 201b00d2e0ca248afb82f1f885e3161ed080feab Ted Richards Appointed DWC Chief Counsel Fri, 20 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/07e792b06d5e90b738e8d385a90f6027a9442948 07e792b06d5e90b738e8d385a90f6027a9442948 DWC Announces Appointments to Ethics Committee Wed, 18 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/99cbf06b9c5dff69da0603dc71ea78a0446c9ef5 99cbf06b9c5dff69da0603dc71ea78a0446c9ef5 Business Owners Arraigned on Fraud Charges Wed, 18 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b3350769b9ca131fa019186a9084d3f506a86336 b3350769b9ca131fa019186a9084d3f506a86336 Owner of Janitorial Company to Pay $2.4M in Restitution for Fraud Tue, 17 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6803ad6fd0e47e4d042c09451f91de590810c312 6803ad6fd0e47e4d042c09451f91de590810c312 Assembly Passes Debit Card Payment, CIGA Bills Mon, 16 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/540bcef56887b7a3b3a86d9096d2331d0206dbc0 540bcef56887b7a3b3a86d9096d2331d0206dbc0 CDI Schedules June 14 Hearing on Proposed Rate Increase Fri, 13 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/63b0ab8425880cbaa6c341ce94c614d2c9a24795 63b0ab8425880cbaa6c341ce94c614d2c9a24795 WCAB: IDL Payments Are 'Compensation' for Calculating Serious and Willful Award Fri, 13 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4b29b0c4266a1edf003723950b5df1e59f7f98fc 4b29b0c4266a1edf003723950b5df1e59f7f98fc Senate Rules Committee Appoints Sidharth Voorakkara to CHSWC Thu, 12 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/202aa143177ade8958dd34fd6f9fe8f45bbfceb1 202aa143177ade8958dd34fd6f9fe8f45bbfceb1 Senate Passes Bill Mandating Comp Coverage for Pest Control Contractors Wed, 11 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bdfb9cd844971a44eff60436269100cda1d43ea2 bdfb9cd844971a44eff60436269100cda1d43ea2 Paradigm Announces Promotions Mon, 09 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/565aefeca9421fbea77e7e24462b0c2abfc0a200 565aefeca9421fbea77e7e24462b0c2abfc0a200 COPD Dropped From Hospital Worker Presumption Bill Mon, 09 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9e3c026df607f1c19569fff9977bc4271d157c7e 9e3c026df607f1c19569fff9977bc4271d157c7e Appropriations Committee Hearing Labor Contractor Coverage, Medical Treatment Study Bills Mon, 09 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/73cc569ae2da87fcc72715c7a7e24720ba5403fc 73cc569ae2da87fcc72715c7a7e24720ba5403fc Liberty Mutual Wants Restitution From Imaging Fraud Case Mon, 09 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/169b996d7515642ffc2ab7569313d3af61c2c108 169b996d7515642ffc2ab7569313d3af61c2c108 Committee Passes Debit Card Benefit Payment Bill Fri, 06 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/81ead215de8db1f8f23f4f7826f1d954c9b12f15 81ead215de8db1f8f23f4f7826f1d954c9b12f15 WCIRB C&R Committee Meets May 17 Thu, 05 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c6ca256aebc8c8ce9e9e4d8854fe439317b39d8f c6ca256aebc8c8ce9e9e4d8854fe439317b39d8f Court Orders WCAB to Explain Origin, Process of 'Grant-for-Study' Practice Thu, 05 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/14021a3678ee6c435a66b180eb7a46144801afc5 14021a3678ee6c435a66b180eb7a46144801afc5 Senate Passes Social Worker MPN Bill Wed, 04 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/59f01dc141cc6db89887a7a80a366a5699abc57f 59f01dc141cc6db89887a7a80a366a5699abc57f Commissioner Announces CIGA Appointment Mon, 02 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a8b6651d88c34ce818d3db9fe3e6a23991a3e855 a8b6651d88c34ce818d3db9fe3e6a23991a3e855 WCIRB Submits Rate Filing Mon, 02 May 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/77ea0ea0d360d5b558adcee8b1038d33fe1959cd 77ea0ea0d360d5b558adcee8b1038d33fe1959cd Court Orders Partial Publication of Decision Awarding Restitution to Deceased Worker's Girlfriend Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cb0e2077c71746d9f308f1927e920ca296cc348e cb0e2077c71746d9f308f1927e920ca296cc348e Opponents Say Gender Pay Bill Likely to Cause Litigation Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f693cc2d3cdf42ec82ef2965f3935f86ea3121fe f693cc2d3cdf42ec82ef2965f3935f86ea3121fe Committee OKs Bill to Boost Benefits by Gender Differences Thu, 28 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bffbebe90b8542803b36c525c42bafe1f9a4e35c bffbebe90b8542803b36c525c42bafe1f9a4e35c WCIRB Calls Experience Rating COVID Claims a Financial Incentive for Safety Wed, 27 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ebda249265a0f5b978dce3c83edab06bcfbd212e ebda249265a0f5b978dce3c83edab06bcfbd212e Chiropractor Can't Sue CIGA, TPA for Defamatory Statement Accidentally Made in Letters Tue, 26 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fff410e35b7341621ed96a8479aeba6c5f0fb303 fff410e35b7341621ed96a8479aeba6c5f0fb303 Bill Amended to Transfer Oversight of CURES to Pharmacy Board Mon, 25 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/20f6d83e598f95f3af3124cd1009f6920a6db2e8 20f6d83e598f95f3af3124cd1009f6920a6db2e8 Committee Passes Extreme-Heat Study Bill Mon, 25 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9b434780400bf96b4e20356f07ed08d5c9a38ac2 9b434780400bf96b4e20356f07ed08d5c9a38ac2 9th COA Asks State High Court to Resolve Derivative Injury Application to COVID Fri, 22 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2bca20d4b2c71a326ffbbb83f28817436a6e82dc 2bca20d4b2c71a326ffbbb83f28817436a6e82dc Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of See's Candies Negligence Claim Thu, 21 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7ceedc32a55be75142c2bf94cd04d2b7d50c0172 7ceedc32a55be75142c2bf94cd04d2b7d50c0172 WCIRB Recommends 7.6% Rate Hike Thu, 21 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/14c26e91cdb2b794562d1d79eb4e884b8712e443 14c26e91cdb2b794562d1d79eb4e884b8712e443 Exclusive Remedy Bars Worker's Action Against Grocery Store Wed, 20 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/19d9d7887eb21d89e82a1921e3e27cf6d9f98850 19d9d7887eb21d89e82a1921e3e27cf6d9f98850 Committee Passes Social Worker Measure; Staffing Firm Bill, Fraud Debriefing Measures Amended Wed, 20 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1794d0708d7c3f9686e89aea7f94eed0edb7650f 1794d0708d7c3f9686e89aea7f94eed0edb7650f Governing Committee to Discuss Rate Filing at Wednesday Meeting Mon, 18 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/761540396e4ef3245274fecd05992d4268bcfa93 761540396e4ef3245274fecd05992d4268bcfa93 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Pathology, Lab Fee Schedule Fri, 15 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/862b4fc312eeb5d2b63f65962d480071be1e9d28 862b4fc312eeb5d2b63f65962d480071be1e9d28 DWC Adopts Rule Allowing Electronic Service of QME Reports Thu, 14 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d08fd770ffbb4240b2c52477d4a07abd9e7f8bfc d08fd770ffbb4240b2c52477d4a07abd9e7f8bfc Girlfriend of Worker Killed in Wildfire Gets Restitution Award From Uninsured Employer Thu, 14 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5858424bbd1b5e31447c5fb8024b256d5f16acf1 5858424bbd1b5e31447c5fb8024b256d5f16acf1 Judge Dismisses Landmark Medical Fraud Charges Thu, 14 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/186c0ef5c3c2fc61e15646c7f57c9d8b701d8e25 186c0ef5c3c2fc61e15646c7f57c9d8b701d8e25 4th DCA Publishes Ruling on Fraud Law's Inapplicability to Carrier Malfeasance Wed, 13 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e4b243137a24effbfcd8f1d1593a38a36ab31f4d e4b243137a24effbfcd8f1d1593a38a36ab31f4d Actuarial Committee Meets Thursday Mon, 11 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d51fb9368671ab0023a81259a61b217ece0edb3f d51fb9368671ab0023a81259a61b217ece0edb3f Contractor Charged With Underreporting Payroll by More Than $425,000 Mon, 11 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1d98a53dbff174cb92824b6498265438188b0e4d 1d98a53dbff174cb92824b6498265438188b0e4d Ballclubs: WCAB Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Players' Claims Unconstitutional Mon, 11 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9ed07f52b0bf8e2d0cf4b4d423d0fa759af7d4f9 9ed07f52b0bf8e2d0cf4b4d423d0fa759af7d4f9 Court Revives Injured Worker's Claim for Wrongful Termination Fri, 08 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b453154c02dffd2d64ba899aafbf3dc435873735 b453154c02dffd2d64ba899aafbf3dc435873735 Bill to Boost Benefits by Gender Pay Disparity Set for Hearing Fri, 08 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8f82b35f8239d5a976ef336c848e89200d0f72ea 8f82b35f8239d5a976ef336c848e89200d0f72ea DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital, ASC Fee Schedule Fri, 08 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/95bf4fd7d82acc3b43e60d37b84190154c730de7 95bf4fd7d82acc3b43e60d37b84190154c730de7 P&T Committee Meeting April 20 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/90b9b87d0b1461e9c3a6d0b29ea548a1cf130c28 90b9b87d0b1461e9c3a6d0b29ea548a1cf130c28 Committee Passes Bill Allowing Addition of Social Workers to MPNs Thu, 07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5b898d9db1f73cf704102f11fd81634a8414d854 5b898d9db1f73cf704102f11fd81634a8414d854 DWC Posts Adjustments to Pathology, Clinical Lab Section of Fee Schedule Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1c6fcf0f72714ce7224108658d2849116737f369 1c6fcf0f72714ce7224108658d2849116737f369 DaisyBill Posts Claims Administrator Directory Tue, 05 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ee187f261a91414ab6562a6611b527fe359db8c4 ee187f261a91414ab6562a6611b527fe359db8c4 WCAB Errs in Finding Injured Worker's Request for QME Panel Premature Mon, 04 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/79365994cceda2c6a64a59c33f7cc2a539884440 79365994cceda2c6a64a59c33f7cc2a539884440 Bill Would Allow Governor to Name Agency to Manage CURES Database Fri, 01 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3d66311ecea60138ab9fcc288409323cba7fa882 3d66311ecea60138ab9fcc288409323cba7fa882 Audits Lead to $95,750 in Fines for UROs; High Scores Save Administrators From Penalties Fri, 01 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c1f8ea0bed637214af1a283beb8bc808d9d35eb5 c1f8ea0bed637214af1a283beb8bc808d9d35eb5 Committees OK Extending COVID Measures, Closing Staffing 'Loophole' Thu, 31 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7836a972b5fcda629451871683cb4d036970131d 7836a972b5fcda629451871683cb4d036970131d Amendments Limit Scope of Staffing Firm Bill Wed, 30 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9bfe04ab670e9e91433501e26c6da9d2bde94602 9bfe04ab670e9e91433501e26c6da9d2bde94602 Reserve Officer Pays $5.2M in Outstanding Premiums but Still Owes $8.56M Wed, 30 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/df7fcd53cf18a02c107716bacdefaf7e93fd3cb1 df7fcd53cf18a02c107716bacdefaf7e93fd3cb1 CHSWC Publishes 2021 Annual Reports Wed, 30 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/22766c6927c92bd59c0945a28d1a4aebfe19a03e 22766c6927c92bd59c0945a28d1a4aebfe19a03e Labor Contractor Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud Tue, 29 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b94f2b0a3146ed8829397fe27ec8736c9856043e b94f2b0a3146ed8829397fe27ec8736c9856043e Assembly Committees Hear Comp Bills Wednesday Mon, 28 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3fe736e4ca483b707e11cc29b94710aba9b0afa8 3fe736e4ca483b707e11cc29b94710aba9b0afa8 Insurance Commissioner Announces CIGA, WCIRB Appointments Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2eaca1cbb7b5ba41c801d7fcd16cb4d827e7310f 2eaca1cbb7b5ba41c801d7fcd16cb4d827e7310f DWC Posts Adjustments to Physician Fee Schedule Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/845314c2b1039ef2f58f9f2f444fa2b0ec20c5f9 845314c2b1039ef2f58f9f2f444fa2b0ec20c5f9 Bill Would Extend Deadline for Outstanding SB 1160 Report Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5ed463adce13ef2c3d2dfe0c705d5f0282c98185 5ed463adce13ef2c3d2dfe0c705d5f0282c98185 DWC Posts Adjustments to DME Fee Schedule Thu, 24 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f8e5f81e9473f61936047f1a778aa09170e4d170 f8e5f81e9473f61936047f1a778aa09170e4d170 CWCI: IMR Volume Hit All-Time Low in 2021 Thu, 24 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/54c5cc2cb32038f9f4322ea5d376d1d68f38ed9c 54c5cc2cb32038f9f4322ea5d376d1d68f38ed9c Committee Passes Bill to Expedite Liability Decisions, Penalize Unreasonable Denials Wed, 23 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/45c2a72b594c3fc46050efd9dfb80421ed06cefa 45c2a72b594c3fc46050efd9dfb80421ed06cefa CWCI Reports Sharp Drop in COVID-19 Claims Tue, 22 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2a722e7c50701200801acb09b2397c5d69d991c7 2a722e7c50701200801acb09b2397c5d69d991c7 CDI Public Hearing on 2022 Regulatory Filing Set for April 26 Tue, 22 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/99ec56d6b5620eef27d2bf1d59602a4a2ae191f0 99ec56d6b5620eef27d2bf1d59602a4a2ae191f0 Worker Can't Sue Carrier, Claims Administrator or Adjuster for Alleged Fraud Tue, 22 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/316635d876670e241af6b37e132b57c3f6128d24 316635d876670e241af6b37e132b57c3f6128d24 Cal/OSHA to Consider Changes to First-Aid Kit Requirements Fri, 18 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fbace492bf0a02d985b23910d1f034317e78430d fbace492bf0a02d985b23910d1f034317e78430d State Fund Declares 5% Dividend for 2021 Policy Year Fri, 18 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c94bac3d397cc6e2c50fa06f84115c9da9ec8930 c94bac3d397cc6e2c50fa06f84115c9da9ec8930 Drobot Sentencing for Plea Breach Delayed to 2023 Tue, 15 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2c19e8fa43005951ffbe5bcac428154cbaf81d25 2c19e8fa43005951ffbe5bcac428154cbaf81d25 OSHA: Required Safety Measures Could Have Prevented Deadly Accident Fri, 11 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0800 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Challenges Constitutionality of WCAB's 'Grant and Study' Orders Tue, 08 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/df3267ceb3dfd09f90f242ad29c5714161930c92 df3267ceb3dfd09f90f242ad29c5714161930c92 Business Aviation Provider Must Pay Nearly $1M for Retaliation Mon, 07 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6efc08d557ab0e88f5d66845270755efc26ba904 6efc08d557ab0e88f5d66845270755efc26ba904 CWCI Study Finds Workers' Access to Medical Treatment Remains Consistent Mon, 07 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/15ca6276d5844036116081bdc95335cd7364e460 15ca6276d5844036116081bdc95335cd7364e460 Jury Acquits Sim Hoffman on Lone Remaining Fraud Charge Fri, 04 Mar 2022 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/78a04daa85844a4c70c9dc22e80137d311dc21aa 78a04daa85844a4c70c9dc22e80137d311dc21aa Hospitalization, Intensive Care, Fatalities More Likely in COVID Medical Claims Thu, 03 Mar 2022 00:00:00 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