en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Sat, 02 Mar 2024 14:56:32 -0800 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.19.1 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Hospital, ASC Fee Schedule Thu, 29 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a4e27248cb9bbf107b1a6e02cd31e4577ccc6800 a4e27248cb9bbf107b1a6e02cd31e4577ccc6800 DWC Launches Online Education Modules Thu, 29 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c5fcb17c82402b01bec2950ff0b3001ba15ebb5a c5fcb17c82402b01bec2950ff0b3001ba15ebb5a Bill Would Allow Electronic Signature on C&R Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/279ce3dfe1e054676a6eb99a371e8143fec653b0 279ce3dfe1e054676a6eb99a371e8143fec653b0 DWC Proposes New Dispensing Fee, Changes to Pharmacy Fee Schedule Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ae76e988f106308821df77e482623fbe33e2e871 ae76e988f106308821df77e482623fbe33e2e871 Court Upholds Dismissal of Self-Represented Worker's Claims Against QME Mon, 26 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c95f1bc1e85dc4b2a672014f47e43bb899eca74e c95f1bc1e85dc4b2a672014f47e43bb899eca74e CWCI Sets Annual Case Law Update for May 9 Mon, 26 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e974b289b237050e4896d9c43fd693491d5b3d65 e974b289b237050e4896d9c43fd693491d5b3d65 Senate Measure Would Apply '4850 Time' to County Park Rangers, Housing Authority Officers Fri, 23 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/71f7eab9153abd8108e93042fd982fba6c777972 71f7eab9153abd8108e93042fd982fba6c777972 Bill Would Kill Yet-to-Launch Coverage Requirement for Contractors Fri, 23 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c4b4ed83b20d751a07fe30b82fdf485405ace909 c4b4ed83b20d751a07fe30b82fdf485405ace909 DWC Announces Additional Update to Pathology, Lab Fee Schedule Thu, 22 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1fae0fb785d6acc2e13497d8c1b8bae624d1a6ea 1fae0fb785d6acc2e13497d8c1b8bae624d1a6ea Defendants Get Judgment Notwithstanding Jury's Verdict of Liability for Worker's Damages Thu, 22 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2d8eb6b8fbfd96247289b1cb249c867d11880a48 2d8eb6b8fbfd96247289b1cb249c867d11880a48 DWC Closing San Jose Office Thursday for Move Wed, 21 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3c7638f00e9c8332c273820b99ead99757ed9d0d 3c7638f00e9c8332c273820b99ead99757ed9d0d Court Upholds Award to Receiver From Proceeds of Property Sale Tue, 20 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2d04d93c21819896c83b90679e6c874796179713 2d04d93c21819896c83b90679e6c874796179713 Lawsuit Alleges Identity Theft, Unauthorized Use of Certified Interpreters' Credentials Mon, 12 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/da0c9686880abb373da80c1f60a390cf0319f965 da0c9686880abb373da80c1f60a390cf0319f965 Single-Payer Proposal Back in Legislature, Would Defer Comp Question to Board Fri, 09 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c52f19d825f372cdb00d3b15e37b353737747ded c52f19d825f372cdb00d3b15e37b353737747ded WCIRB Governing Committee Meets Thursday Mon, 05 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3de12a89b1f13dfe9fa69c02bbda5c28e0faccb5 3de12a89b1f13dfe9fa69c02bbda5c28e0faccb5 CWCI: Inpatient Hospitalization Drops More Than 50% in 10 Years Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/35b79ac07fce6f563a6e708d491e26370bd23e96 35b79ac07fce6f563a6e708d491e26370bd23e96 DWC Updates Physician Fee Schedule Thu, 25 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6d59b06456500536967ca57d1c8d1f6254e9b980 6d59b06456500536967ca57d1c8d1f6254e9b980 Bill Would Require Notices About Workers' Rights to Consult Comp Attorney Wed, 24 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/de60f4132816842d03085da16557b32989e555b7 de60f4132816842d03085da16557b32989e555b7 DWC Updating MTUS Drug List Wed, 24 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/15385afd07916788fbf29c78f4edd6d989c80ac9 15385afd07916788fbf29c78f4edd6d989c80ac9 WCIRB Classification and Rating Committee Meets Jan. 30 Wed, 24 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/065d5ff9f233b7d06e83dbbc09b06e9be9c82a63 065d5ff9f233b7d06e83dbbc09b06e9be9c82a63 Kids' Chance of California Announces 2024 Board Wed, 24 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e592d50237d5e1f1523b0b96f6a416f5a604f43d e592d50237d5e1f1523b0b96f6a416f5a604f43d Annual Reports of Inventory Due April 1 Tue, 16 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/66e51d6c9f81519dcca9560df94b62e387256130 66e51d6c9f81519dcca9560df94b62e387256130 Mitch Steiger Returns as CHSWC Chairman Tue, 16 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/bb75e9e9b8adbc87fc17559d6e8702a7ef6fec7c bb75e9e9b8adbc87fc17559d6e8702a7ef6fec7c DWC Updates Fees for Hospitals, ASCs Fri, 12 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a078214231f409568f237bf83e4b40c30b3db322 a078214231f409568f237bf83e4b40c30b3db322 Governor's Budget Includes Funding for 8 New Judges Fri, 12 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/07748ea010bce35b2fd7a6c4acabba2aa951c938 07748ea010bce35b2fd7a6c4acabba2aa951c938 Republic Indemnity Names Gene J. Simpson President Wed, 10 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1a669d24879cce0d8a48bd16ba68bd4917c60374 1a669d24879cce0d8a48bd16ba68bd4917c60374 DWC Posts Adjustments to Pathology and Lab Section of OMFS Mon, 08 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/04ee8451c3ed3171626c18b41d35a9545ae2fd70 04ee8451c3ed3171626c18b41d35a9545ae2fd70 Court Revives Wrongful Death Suit, Says Judge Erred in Barring Expert Witness Opinions Mon, 08 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e33f453a41c644210b206df62b55d54f2e261e17 e33f453a41c644210b206df62b55d54f2e261e17 DWC Holding QME Exam in April Mon, 08 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/07861eda66ffea1be94332ef9d5a0e510e3b9cad 07861eda66ffea1be94332ef9d5a0e510e3b9cad Carryover PTSD Presumption Bill Amended Fri, 05 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6f0e5d0c64df726f38e0bb0334831c6b0989bd13 6f0e5d0c64df726f38e0bb0334831c6b0989bd13 CWCI Opens Registration for Annual Meeting Fri, 05 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a8f770a5770345d8f62c2f8e6e6c23a94c01ebce a8f770a5770345d8f62c2f8e6e6c23a94c01ebce Gideon Baum Named CWCI COO Wed, 03 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ae7bd8e81b19c7989ff2abb845a3589300841988 ae7bd8e81b19c7989ff2abb845a3589300841988 Comp Defense Firm Adds Partner in Fresno Tue, 02 Jan 2024 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8e107e1651b2a7451b21f97d46c4175f5c63f2a1 8e107e1651b2a7451b21f97d46c4175f5c63f2a1 Williamson Rule Supports Dismissal of Charges Against Attorney Thu, 28 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ea43c0076c9241ff600e74644b76a3a5dda5eb08 ea43c0076c9241ff600e74644b76a3a5dda5eb08 DWC Hits Pause on San Jose District Office Move Thu, 28 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/defdd438601d8ee835a0a5d2dc8444d5d85527f8 defdd438601d8ee835a0a5d2dc8444d5d85527f8 Management Company Owner Sentenced for Pocketing Premium Refunds Tue, 26 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5431d3e8b3d63d1739ff61d147a66d3a1683c2ea 5431d3e8b3d63d1739ff61d147a66d3a1683c2ea DWC Relocating San Jose Office Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9345085b1a8c4d3df629d572caeaf7a0c961215e 9345085b1a8c4d3df629d572caeaf7a0c961215e Division Proposes Opioid Guideline Update Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/96f407aee5cd87f095a10c63cab38d4093a1d4c7 96f407aee5cd87f095a10c63cab38d4093a1d4c7 DWC Updates DMEPOS Section of Fee Schedule Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c013a8140d2b07277a08cfdc1fe512deb0bd030d c013a8140d2b07277a08cfdc1fe512deb0bd030d WCIRB: Written Premium Up 14% for 2022 Thu, 21 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/81eac1c66774c29f17b6a8bbd5502cb92b1c93b8 81eac1c66774c29f17b6a8bbd5502cb92b1c93b8 Cal/OSHA Board Adopts Emergency Standard for Crystalline Silica Wed, 20 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dd1671a984f14996eecc94f1a09e0b08f8f949d8 dd1671a984f14996eecc94f1a09e0b08f8f949d8 DWC Posts Revised QME Rules for Comment Tue, 19 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b874497dc5155785a8f6668589db05aebf2750a7 b874497dc5155785a8f6668589db05aebf2750a7 WCAB Lacks Authority to Act on Petition for Reconsideration After 60 Days Tue, 19 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c32453220c29044f1db7651314008ebe9d7d3020 c32453220c29044f1db7651314008ebe9d7d3020 CWCI: Claim Volume, Paid and Incurred Losses Down for Public Self-Insureds Mon, 18 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1aa14eeca7b92de7ace32a6e126b2974599c5896 1aa14eeca7b92de7ace32a6e126b2974599c5896 Privette Doctrine Shields Company From Liability to Subcontractor's Injured Employee Fri, 15 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/79d86e41ef3199bc73985ea655150281923dca01 79d86e41ef3199bc73985ea655150281923dca01 Medical Mileage Rate Increases for 2024 Fri, 15 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cd8dd925e9e3159705debd46483cde31a351dd9a cd8dd925e9e3159705debd46483cde31a351dd9a No Industrial Disability Retirement for Cop Terminated for Misconduct Thu, 14 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fa1b19a89c6a5c3ea1bc5716b0b6b7879cb692d3 fa1b19a89c6a5c3ea1bc5716b0b6b7879cb692d3 Firefighter Can't Bring Tort Suit Against City, Transit Worker for Injuries at Emergency Scene Wed, 13 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ada710339d6b5fc2ea3ed078d53ceaf931bc5eab ada710339d6b5fc2ea3ed078d53ceaf931bc5eab Pain Management Doc Charged With Billing Fraud Tue, 12 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1922c3aba24a804034fae81a47f5820ab6bee8e1 1922c3aba24a804034fae81a47f5820ab6bee8e1 DWC Updates Ambulance Fee Schedule Fri, 08 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e912563cac8c304310f62fe741fafcceb6cd6261 e912563cac8c304310f62fe741fafcceb6cd6261 Two Tractor Rollover Deaths in Two Months Lead to $290,000 Fine Fri, 08 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5ae44acda3b8df573c590cd3dd882ae192a596a0 5ae44acda3b8df573c590cd3dd882ae192a596a0 WCIRB Governing Committee Meets Wednesday Fri, 08 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/da593a75c744580422365f21da19b2e194ebf83d da593a75c744580422365f21da19b2e194ebf83d Rehab Provider Doesn't Qualify as Probationer's 'Employer' Thu, 07 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d265dfe71a74ebb7b0876500fb0d86cf2c33102f d265dfe71a74ebb7b0876500fb0d86cf2c33102f DWC District Office Moving From Stockton to Lodi Thu, 07 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e1deccc3f3b3ee68b3ca228cfa182e2c389193e9 e1deccc3f3b3ee68b3ca228cfa182e2c389193e9 Registration Open for 2024 Educational Conference Tue, 05 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4b23c6e5afeaaac051fad2adbc0b7aeee23e073d 4b23c6e5afeaaac051fad2adbc0b7aeee23e073d Drobot Sentenced to 15 Months for Breaching Plea Deal Tue, 05 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f7139bde758af8669d5ab2b2c5506f7daa3b52f9 f7139bde758af8669d5ab2b2c5506f7daa3b52f9 Employment Practices Liability Insurance Provider Had No Duty to Defend Employer Mon, 04 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/086541e1f031acce9bfb95f8eea37c822477bbea 086541e1f031acce9bfb95f8eea37c822477bbea WCIRB Actuarial Committee Meeting Dec. 5 Fri, 01 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/37e8633398b70fbe69576e682631512e728d513d 37e8633398b70fbe69576e682631512e728d513d Injured Worker's Employer Had No Duty to Defend, Indemnity General Contractor Thu, 30 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1c216cf7f0d5f1307f254034310ee9e618f1bc32 1c216cf7f0d5f1307f254034310ee9e618f1bc32 Exclusivity Barred Worker's Parents from Pursuing Civil Remedy for Fatal Car Accident Thu, 30 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fe97dd346ed11112996377ef6e024e7d7a12804a fe97dd346ed11112996377ef6e024e7d7a12804a DIR Posts 2024 Assessment Rates Thu, 30 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e428febac78195cd98ffd4e13b09e5b4a5f18638 e428febac78195cd98ffd4e13b09e5b4a5f18638 DWC Announces TTD Rates for 2024 Wed, 29 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a0ffe3ce3bf5c0562508b0de2ce8ab1d44547711 a0ffe3ce3bf5c0562508b0de2ce8ab1d44547711 Court Publishes Decision on Application of Premises Line Rule Wed, 29 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cb995623875361979ce9592efea0186938027444 cb995623875361979ce9592efea0186938027444 CWCI: Employment Gains, COVID Reporting Drive Increase in Injuries Mon, 27 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0a86cf4a1620316cbe9c9e24373b95ebf2f26a1f 0a86cf4a1620316cbe9c9e24373b95ebf2f26a1f DWC Opens Second 15-Day Comment Period for QME Rules Mon, 27 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ff9af3c0ada502987ab36047b964fc8c9abb7353 ff9af3c0ada502987ab36047b964fc8c9abb7353 CWCI: No Change in TD Rates for 2024 Mon, 27 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/38383eac1835de245e034315a602cd2417286351 38383eac1835de245e034315a602cd2417286351 Privette Doctrine Bars Parents' Civil Suit for Worker's Fatal Fall Through Roof Mon, 27 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b630d0b163c435c3eda3b9d7a2bf29af07a47537 b630d0b163c435c3eda3b9d7a2bf29af07a47537 Privette Doctrine Immunizes Property Owner From Liability to Contractor's Injured Employee Tue, 21 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d93ab3d01ace296e460ecfe1a13380959563771a d93ab3d01ace296e460ecfe1a13380959563771a Former Tustin Cops Accused of $188,471 Comp Fraud Scheme Mon, 20 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e5c868686c6bbfcd0f56b913062555425fa2e9d1 e5c868686c6bbfcd0f56b913062555425fa2e9d1 Commissioner Makes Appointments to COIN Advisory Board Mon, 20 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c7a42d03618c4601045bce7b8c8e622251fe1b6a c7a42d03618c4601045bce7b8c8e622251fe1b6a WCIRB Webinar to Cover Impact of Economic Changes Wed, 15 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/66ac2cc42f7e278eeaed6cce2778b625884c75cc 66ac2cc42f7e278eeaed6cce2778b625884c75cc Labor Contractors Sentenced to Jail for Fraud Mon, 13 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1c14a93c927b967844e744c5fc3802c6056e0b7e 1c14a93c927b967844e744c5fc3802c6056e0b7e 2022 Audit: $293,928 in Unpaid Benefits, $155,659 in Penalties Fri, 10 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/59b721aa3bec28ab582505276ba4ae6f1dab9cc2 59b721aa3bec28ab582505276ba4ae6f1dab9cc2 DWC Posts Audit Standards for 2024 Thu, 09 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/78f2a29ffc82658af1304e9f48c83a70b3dacfd3 78f2a29ffc82658af1304e9f48c83a70b3dacfd3 Farm Owner Charged With Manslaughter for Worker's Death Thu, 09 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a125449f655a14d5c7cc33b5bec389b698c9b617 a125449f655a14d5c7cc33b5bec389b698c9b617 Commissioner Announces CIGA Board Appointments Wed, 08 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/fd0c937183b63cfad6d418ca4e91c8e6993dac87 fd0c937183b63cfad6d418ca4e91c8e6993dac87 Report: Workers Told to Continue Picking Carrots After Fatal Accident Mon, 06 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0800 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/26de79fa1d61ea29e80e0a1860415b0c6ed3f7a1 26de79fa1d61ea29e80e0a1860415b0c6ed3f7a1 Premises Line Rule Brings Worker's Accident Within Ambit of Comp System Fri, 03 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6185ef85084deb9188e55124b5a52d002f358541 6185ef85084deb9188e55124b5a52d002f358541 WCIRB Classification & Rating Committee Meets Nov. 14 Thu, 02 Nov 2023 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/39a613557c8f644ebbb3ac2169f99e97113c56e0 39a613557c8f644ebbb3ac2169f99e97113c56e0 WCAB: Lisa Sussman Appointed Deputy Commissioner Fri, 27 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0ff6c2a2c6d83e96b1ef1ae06fe2cf7548619fca 0ff6c2a2c6d83e96b1ef1ae06fe2cf7548619fca