en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:59:05 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Injured Inmate Doesn't Qualify as 'Employee' Under FEHA Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/65c176e2c39ce157ed24db0189625b92daff0124 65c176e2c39ce157ed24db0189625b92daff0124 Labor Commissioner Sues Car Wash for Alleged Misclassification Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2262956462f50f85a9aef22a7690666be22307e2 2262956462f50f85a9aef22a7690666be22307e2 Mental Health Doctors Decry Latest MLFS Proposal as DWC's Comment Period Closes Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1dd7fa578517a2235cc9c4c5da1ddd3cacb76f75 1dd7fa578517a2235cc9c4c5da1ddd3cacb76f75 Registration Info Posted for WCIRB's State of System Webinar Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/36df7994c80b1969f4fca79d4b572e3e2aed3bb0 36df7994c80b1969f4fca79d4b572e3e2aed3bb0 WCIRB Posts 2021 X-Mod Estimator Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b87306a11bc7b2f0f2e5f5e04636e1276680fe75 b87306a11bc7b2f0f2e5f5e04636e1276680fe75 Business Owner Ordered to Pay Nearly $3k in Premium Fraud Case Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2a064d0884fa437d96287fae0a15bd7fbf46788c 2a064d0884fa437d96287fae0a15bd7fbf46788c Cannabis Cultivator Pleads Guilty to Comp Fraud Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d523250dd61b24af1e2aa091bbbc0909f30ce397 d523250dd61b24af1e2aa091bbbc0909f30ce397 DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital, ASC Sections of Fee Schedule Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ebed390982e67127e166760647298d810002db19 ebed390982e67127e166760647298d810002db19 OSIP Announces New Reporting Regulations Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e13627ff22e90e7601706e82b24a4c4958468f91 e13627ff22e90e7601706e82b24a4c4958468f91 CDI Sets July 29 Date for Regulatory Hearing Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3520895fc7039eb3ef3aa485197fa0794a089515 3520895fc7039eb3ef3aa485197fa0794a089515 Self-Insurers' Security Fund Approves $6.5 Billion for 2020-21 Alternative Program Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d70bee872e760893dd498593f5aef0cd57d82b90 d70bee872e760893dd498593f5aef0cd57d82b90 Conservator for Injured Worker Can't Assess Attorney Fees Against Comp Carrier Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1a1be8483f010cc0a49b2d9ca4d9f15d56417b3f 1a1be8483f010cc0a49b2d9ca4d9f15d56417b3f DWC Updates Pathology and Laboratory, DMEPOS Fee Schedules Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8001783feb183be583230afa092166638139bbf9 8001783feb183be583230afa092166638139bbf9 Comments Close for DWC Pharma Fee Schedule; Dispensing Fee Remains Point of Contention Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e2b506e717654812655ceb4e15963c7e9d6e9cab e2b506e717654812655ceb4e15963c7e9d6e9cab Defense Attorney's Assailant Can't Claim Workers' Compensation Exemption Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/424abbd03c05b548658553c0e8b3b22ebb354e70 424abbd03c05b548658553c0e8b3b22ebb354e70 Court Revives Roofer's Claims Against General Contractor Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d14fc032b7566bbcca311e1a23f064cad18786b9 d14fc032b7566bbcca311e1a23f064cad18786b9 QME Reps Say DWC Ignored Agreements Between Payers, Providers​ for Med-Legal Fee Schedule Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/617a0afb5f401e821f36e3831fcba1508e167254 617a0afb5f401e821f36e3831fcba1508e167254 WCIRB to Deliver State of System Report July 14 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a9511945bc5a50353a2304f6c6c8a5419b693cf8 a9511945bc5a50353a2304f6c6c8a5419b693cf8 Report: Comp Carriers Issue $82.7M in Premium Refunds Due to COVID-19 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8ad210459349a67081789fc1bb57afa24a8bb93f 8ad210459349a67081789fc1bb57afa24a8bb93f Despite Some Gains, Comments Show QME Community Not Satisfied With Latest MLFS Proposal Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b5e0c234760b9a4f83b25bc7c904e4bf6d223e77 b5e0c234760b9a4f83b25bc7c904e4bf6d223e77 DA Charges Firefighter With Fraud Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6ac0336afe4459a1a8a36a76d63f2a5c9732eb43 6ac0336afe4459a1a8a36a76d63f2a5c9732eb43 Worker Can't Bring IIED Claim Against Carrier Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b82d59d3d8c39d52ccd727580adabcba66095ea1 b82d59d3d8c39d52ccd727580adabcba66095ea1 WCIRB Reports Combined Losses, Expenses Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/993a9b9ef8345fa56e0ba421aac4bf1d36d2adfb 993a9b9ef8345fa56e0ba421aac4bf1d36d2adfb Report: County Risk Department Rejects Push for Quarterly Updates Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/91fd091b165f47c7ec605ced3cbbcb955a6ce36f 91fd091b165f47c7ec605ced3cbbcb955a6ce36f Older Drobot Seeks Release Over COVID-19 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/44afdbfa91d8315f723cee904c063b9dbf010e7c 44afdbfa91d8315f723cee904c063b9dbf010e7c Convictions Upheld Against Corrections Officer, Wife for Lying About Sex Club Shooting Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4d5dc431797a0e03d92d66460c5df5df0df81f5a 4d5dc431797a0e03d92d66460c5df5df0df81f5a CHSWC Publishes Annual Report Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f8e6d63184ced72a3dddf4f7b78c45c9106c0851 f8e6d63184ced72a3dddf4f7b78c45c9106c0851 'Significant' WCAB Ruling in SIBTF Case Creates Clarity on Combined Permanent Disability Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/29c7ce50ff199d02d769ee3ac95ca69227f12766 29c7ce50ff199d02d769ee3ac95ca69227f12766 Senate Passes Bill to Codify Governor's COVID Presumption Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/89cdf2aa6b8a47d6fab99902d15e1745e4ee45e6 89cdf2aa6b8a47d6fab99902d15e1745e4ee45e6 WCAB Commissioners Focus on Reducing Case Backlog, Urge Parties to Consider Settling​ Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3185eecbd3c56db45f61d3bd28dd05f87f121279 3185eecbd3c56db45f61d3bd28dd05f87f121279 Classification Inspection Report Program to Expand for Agents and Brokers, WCIRB Says Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dee4db8faa0833f4619fbace58a7be5bf89ca7f9 dee4db8faa0833f4619fbace58a7be5bf89ca7f9 DIR: State Approves Workplace Safety Standards for Nighttime Agricultural Workers Mon, 29 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b33b7c4b729f3ff2b123c8b4878f9d1a94d32606 b33b7c4b729f3ff2b123c8b4878f9d1a94d32606 DWC Updates Official Medical Fee Schedule Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e79d4f7b534b69bc788ddd666a8f133325a988ce e79d4f7b534b69bc788ddd666a8f133325a988ce Highway Patrol Office Arrested for Comp Fraud Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1b86325c814df6786b3d0d8d738bf41162efff41 1b86325c814df6786b3d0d8d738bf41162efff41 Med-Legal Exam Fee Upped to $2,015 in Latest Fee Schedule Proposal Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5d38dbe08ee79af201e78ed636c489a8427c936d 5d38dbe08ee79af201e78ed636c489a8427c936d CAAA Virtual Conference Kicks Off With Tips for Practicing WC Law in the Age of COVID​ Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6d0ae1e1f87406f838d5ee73b1f4743dbef736ec 6d0ae1e1f87406f838d5ee73b1f4743dbef736ec OCDA Charges Police Officer With Fraud Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/14ed503ea0455e87033519ee502ddc180816a8f4 14ed503ea0455e87033519ee502ddc180816a8f4 DWC Schedules Conference Call Public Hearing on MTUS Updates Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4ebcf23982c00655dcae51a35957d82b9524d739 4ebcf23982c00655dcae51a35957d82b9524d739 WCAB En Banc Requires Adding Disabilities for Subsequent Injury Claims Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/06f480890c3eb54bccc136b429197c01967dbcc1 06f480890c3eb54bccc136b429197c01967dbcc1 Bradford & Barthel Names Farai Alves as Chief Diversity Officer Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b63eaafdf94050440fa055604fb501c00eab7b98 b63eaafdf94050440fa055604fb501c00eab7b98 Court Upholds Injured Worker's $1 Million Award of Attorney Fees, Costs Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3ab17b562748c98efe089e79f8d086180f21eed9 3ab17b562748c98efe089e79f8d086180f21eed9 Lara Appoints Two to CIGA Board Fri, 19 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6de4e476bbc7c26b57f7a2460fb62679c49d38f6 6de4e476bbc7c26b57f7a2460fb62679c49d38f6 Commissioner Approves Regulatory Filing Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4afdb73d09d43982b794bebd8e5f81e49d8d18d8 4afdb73d09d43982b794bebd8e5f81e49d8d18d8 WCIRB Moves Forward With Telecommuter Classification, Will Define Rate in August Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5ea5b1a3053cb3958c617142c88755a14c23f8a9 5ea5b1a3053cb3958c617142c88755a14c23f8a9 Written Premium Falls 7%; SCIF Returns as Largest Carrier Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/47533153ea533b67ac15f4c65cd5dde92fcf316b 47533153ea533b67ac15f4c65cd5dde92fcf316b San Francisco Top Cop Sues DoorDash Over Misclassification Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0ed22341e9647c3416ab68815999f392bb9a2f84 0ed22341e9647c3416ab68815999f392bb9a2f84 Racing Horse Owners Will Pay More Per Start to Cover WC Insurance Gap Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a6689c1ac3e540fad96a7623c03cba87362e268a a6689c1ac3e540fad96a7623c03cba87362e268a DWC Accepting Comments on Proposed Changes to Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule Tue, 16 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/94ecea358424a303b400aacae191a97aa88ffbde 94ecea358424a303b400aacae191a97aa88ffbde WCIRB: Early Data Shows Prescription Drug Use Inching Upward Tue, 16 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/01a375610e1fd10a23f20e148f1f227ea81f5a30 01a375610e1fd10a23f20e148f1f227ea81f5a30 4th DCA Revives Breach of Contract Suit by SCIF Over Allegedly Unpaid Premiums Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/dca8a991fdea765231e171586bf38a340fc2735c dca8a991fdea765231e171586bf38a340fc2735c Privette Doctrine Stops Wrongful Death Suit Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7f80584103099f2366e93fd92091c05f4bb1f467 7f80584103099f2366e93fd92091c05f4bb1f467 Fiscal Committee Schedules Hearing on Presumption Bill Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/67e9f072a244ccacd49795c45f210f0d3b4861ba 67e9f072a244ccacd49795c45f210f0d3b4861ba WCIRB Governing Board Approves Regulatory Filing, Asks Actuarial Committee to Weigh In Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f3628613d8417b3d198a8f5bc76f6b14b4c7e2e9 f3628613d8417b3d198a8f5bc76f6b14b4c7e2e9 Judge Upholds Injunction in ExamWorks Lawsuit; Defendants Say it Defies State Law​ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/10434fc7e77911ed7022dbd931a20e0bb6a70b5d 10434fc7e77911ed7022dbd931a20e0bb6a70b5d CWCI Case Law Update Scheduled for July 7 Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8a59fce7428019d54b4fc0be25cf20691382cda2 8a59fce7428019d54b4fc0be25cf20691382cda2 WCIRB's Actuarial Committee Meets Friday Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5a02bee525710b8039e92a0305256d2030f3d549 5a02bee525710b8039e92a0305256d2030f3d549 Acceptance of Liability for Injury to Upper Extremities Includes Thoracic Condition Affecting Arms Tue, 09 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/082533e1f575039da69786beb279a67158c57073 082533e1f575039da69786beb279a67158c57073 City of Hemet Votes to Self-Insure for WC Claims Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8034c7a843c3759a1843c3ae0383bc7042864c11 8034c7a843c3759a1843c3ae0383bc7042864c11 WCIRB's Governing Committee Meets Thursday Mon, 08 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/43ec5335f880e62dd8793db7a788de79786b0ae5 43ec5335f880e62dd8793db7a788de79786b0ae5 CalMatters: Roughly 1 in 5 COVID Claims Denied Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8c2ac24bf2659c60c547b487c9d61a2896e64417 8c2ac24bf2659c60c547b487c9d61a2896e64417 Frequency Drops, Cumulative Trauma Claims Rise During Recessions, WCIRB Study Says Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5e0792e49f38693661d76bbbe00861aceedba0af 5e0792e49f38693661d76bbbe00861aceedba0af Actuary: Claim Frequency Declined for Schools, Public Entities During Stay-at-Home Order Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c515d813383cf038cad51be8b12f841718443ecc c515d813383cf038cad51be8b12f841718443ecc WCIRB Committee Recommends New Telecommuting Classification Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/c9f8e6a69ed1637f986110dba6fbe9a5e0d93c7f c9f8e6a69ed1637f986110dba6fbe9a5e0d93c7f WCIRB Study: Overall WC Claim Frequency Decreases During Recessions Tue, 02 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/701bc838fd7fdf2601caa15519eccb3507ab2abe 701bc838fd7fdf2601caa15519eccb3507ab2abe DWC Posts Adjustments to Hospital, ASC Fee Schedule Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8b56f2b51300b25976aa6d868b012cdfbec92f4e 8b56f2b51300b25976aa6d868b012cdfbec92f4e Lien Conferences to Resume June 8, With Limitations Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9796efc53d19d9e7c7521ab76c3c8026af30bb7b 9796efc53d19d9e7c7521ab76c3c8026af30bb7b 6th DCA Clarifies Apportionment for Permanent Disability Fri, 29 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/e1f276648a13667236d3cdea9195a57f18b072f6 e1f276648a13667236d3cdea9195a57f18b072f6 DWC Adjusts Pathology, Lab Section of Fee Schedule Fri, 29 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5c00216a79970d050daa056ff87585b620c6ab60 5c00216a79970d050daa056ff87585b620c6ab60 Woman Allegedly Steals Half-Million in Client Premiums Fri, 29 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/08b3a9f09c33ce866f2b1b521238c723224202fb 08b3a9f09c33ce866f2b1b521238c723224202fb WCIRB: Fewer — but More Costly — Claims Expected Under Newsom's COVID Presumption Fri, 29 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/75a939bcadd2baa0db369df4e8b65a22c1dc547f 75a939bcadd2baa0db369df4e8b65a22c1dc547f Horse Racing Group Approves $2M Workers' Comp Subsidy Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0a23c2aa924b31648ec2bdddd03bfb143045330d 0a23c2aa924b31648ec2bdddd03bfb143045330d DWC: Recommendations From 2019 Audit on QMEs Delayed Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7dbf79ed3ee8c6fe233b58aaf2aaafa70dbce15e 7dbf79ed3ee8c6fe233b58aaf2aaafa70dbce15e DWC Posts ACOEM COVID-19 Guideline Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b7cde59716b120a7af890a2506538cd46e389354 b7cde59716b120a7af890a2506538cd46e389354 State Fund Accepting Applications for $50M Return-to-Work Safety Fund Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/5dae916c33dacb6e670ac860b8fc79bac3f76c53 5dae916c33dacb6e670ac860b8fc79bac3f76c53 Initiative to Exempt Drivers From AB 5 Qualifies for Ballot Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4ebd44065bb7044c06fb2f1d747655cbcbf15960 4ebd44065bb7044c06fb2f1d747655cbcbf15960 Lawsuit: Employees Stole Secrets, SIBTF Claims Info in Plot to Start Competing Company​ Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/33a0c6eba2917226c61c34a2cebb6fff96078f78 33a0c6eba2917226c61c34a2cebb6fff96078f78 Law Firm Creates Flowchart to Follow Newsom's Executive Order on COVID Presumption Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8a94e7e4c7d5de3bf8771f9960a95fc973e30000 8a94e7e4c7d5de3bf8771f9960a95fc973e30000 WCIRB Releases Evaluation of Governor's COVID-19 Presumption Tue, 26 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d39351eef70a4660b2d6f8597f0f418399a25d8b d39351eef70a4660b2d6f8597f0f418399a25d8b Report: Lawmakers Trying to Rein in Gov. Newsom After Executive Order Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8103e7f67b424b9fc805d0741db1919c2148cdf3 8103e7f67b424b9fc805d0741db1919c2148cdf3 CWCI Study Suggests System Working Properly for Early COVID Claims Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/db7ac9da404851bd1cc55ebdde06b327a4c858e9 db7ac9da404851bd1cc55ebdde06b327a4c858e9