en-us Worker's Compensation Top News Stories Top Workers', Workman's, Workmen's Compensation News Stories Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:41:09 -0700 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.19 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/index news@workcompcentral.com (WorkCompCentral) WorkCompCentral Exclusivity Doesn't Bar Maintenance Workers' Civil Suit Against Power Station Owner Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/709572026ab32ea160f2b014519fe5095606318c 709572026ab32ea160f2b014519fe5095606318c Doctor Fees Among the Lowest While Outpatient Costs Still High, Report Shows Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/0f54e756ff0847341618c9e8c6e00d2c14959d91 0f54e756ff0847341618c9e8c6e00d2c14959d91 With No New Claims, Second-Injury Fund Slowly Winding Down, Report Notes Fri, 16 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f8b1c70ce6aea2fa1ffd2906bc1a292b0266b6f7 f8b1c70ce6aea2fa1ffd2906bc1a292b0266b6f7 At Hearing, Officials Hint at Ratemaking Methodology Changes Ahead Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1f71e9430a5acc7d0ce2aa54511532c458079466 1f71e9430a5acc7d0ce2aa54511532c458079466 Regulators to Hold Hearing Tuesday on 5.7% Loss Cost Decrease Tue, 13 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/268585c3bc8b7626b4362ec2ac2514ba48384345 268585c3bc8b7626b4362ec2ac2514ba48384345 Local NAACP Head Arrested on Comp Fraud Charges Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d3c450a98bd6cfbc3b7863a2fc5cf31a92784bbf d3c450a98bd6cfbc3b7863a2fc5cf31a92784bbf Judge: Comp Attorney Should Be Suspended for Coaching Witness Via Text Messages Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/69c157e60ab4d0fdb7edaa9a45157d3ccf8f7756 69c157e60ab4d0fdb7edaa9a45157d3ccf8f7756 Contractor Charged With Premium Fraud on Dissolved Company's Comp Coverage Fri, 02 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/78c3aef4f05149d9e6f99884cbb47415aaa62a68 78c3aef4f05149d9e6f99884cbb47415aaa62a68 Worker Didn't Need to Prove Major Contributing Cause of Need for Treatment for Back Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f3e1665218592c45fe328b2dd73b58a255add4b9 f3e1665218592c45fe328b2dd73b58a255add4b9 'Reasonable Reimbursement' Law for Air Ambulance Takes Effect This Week Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/52ec1fdb1103a694637bfda5170dea880a8e712d 52ec1fdb1103a694637bfda5170dea880a8e712d New Cybersecurity Standards Happening Now, and Comp Firms Need To Get on Board Tue, 22 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/d166f35a07fcc414a5ad96c68a7ddad17a41017f d166f35a07fcc414a5ad96c68a7ddad17a41017f Report Shows Most COVID Claims Result in Small Indemnity Payments Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/afb8fe3ec867364c0eefac9005595f1098169e9a afb8fe3ec867364c0eefac9005595f1098169e9a EEOC Says Company Discriminated Against Woman Over Her Comp Claim Thu, 03 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ab8f942a6b340728bbffe6bad9dfbd745fc4d1e2 ab8f942a6b340728bbffe6bad9dfbd745fc4d1e2 NCCI Recommends 5.7% Rate Cut for 2021; COVID Costs Not Considered Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/981ece11c66b9057b06b68397935ae6da195f9a4 981ece11c66b9057b06b68397935ae6da195f9a4 Court Revives Widow's Civil Suit Over Fatal Workplace Accident Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/856e790fdac2c9862685c7e2391651d579e4c3d2 856e790fdac2c9862685c7e2391651d579e4c3d2 DWC Schedules Another Hearing on Medical Reimbursement Dispute Rules Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4e95e90f2a7d5ac22ec59d41cb41d218d0c7ed3c 4e95e90f2a7d5ac22ec59d41cb41d218d0c7ed3c Beware the 'Keyboard Cowboys' and Threat of Sanctions, Attorneys Say Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/786cab47d1c2527a0db3f9a63d5cd6ab5d40e056 786cab47d1c2527a0db3f9a63d5cd6ab5d40e056 Governor Orders Budget Cuts to Fee-Funded DWC and Comp Judges' Office Mon, 24 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/29219106cbd8ff298877f329d389f5da1e18cddd 29219106cbd8ff298877f329d389f5da1e18cddd Worker Doesn't Get Benefits for Brief Period After Accident Fri, 21 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b4ad9f45430e17e345b5f3b92c4f8139b4a3a5a8 b4ad9f45430e17e345b5f3b92c4f8139b4a3a5a8 Decisions Show That Adjusters Need to Fully Investigate Claims to Avoid Attorney Fees Thu, 20 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cebeeabe43212393cce30b89becca65cb2f17cb0 cebeeabe43212393cce30b89becca65cb2f17cb0 Attorneys Say State's Comp Practice Becoming 'Hypertechnical' Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/50cd0e2531cd2f08273e634eded94b01956559e5 50cd0e2531cd2f08273e634eded94b01956559e5 JCC Errs in Denying Authorization for Surgery Recommended by IME Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/933d2ed385f08c6be28c2c5516771e3b34299aea 933d2ed385f08c6be28c2c5516771e3b34299aea Corrections Contractor Must Reinstate Fired Whistleblower Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/93e2aac607a12e8d35781f2632815ff0e9416fa0 93e2aac607a12e8d35781f2632815ff0e9416fa0 School District Denies Athletic Director's COVID Claim Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/391dd20e72d430a68cfa1bcc05da2792ec07b4bf 391dd20e72d430a68cfa1bcc05da2792ec07b4bf Exotic Dancer Sues Club Over Alleged Misclassification Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/cd715d7d137e1e053a0ea1ac740eaea1cb1a9b21 cd715d7d137e1e053a0ea1ac740eaea1cb1a9b21 Sheriff's Ban on Masks Likely to Lead to More Comp Claims, Some Say Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/be7b6b945cf6bfcfcf9455aeb606fb83464202ba be7b6b945cf6bfcfcf9455aeb606fb83464202ba Comp Claims Soared as Virus Infections Spiked in State, Report Shows Thu, 13 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/ea0adcf8fa43bf0b77468805cae1fce74d67755d ea0adcf8fa43bf0b77468805cae1fce74d67755d Employers Can Be Served Electronically — If They Register With Comp Court System Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/81b8a713e2af1947a1767c80e1f517af2b3dc37b 81b8a713e2af1947a1767c80e1f517af2b3dc37b SUNZ Names New Executive VP, Director of Sales Mon, 03 Aug 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/24199719dd55584a2fe70155c32ea2f9277a81be 24199719dd55584a2fe70155c32ea2f9277a81be Security Guard Can't Proceed With Tort Claim Against Employer's Client Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9de86c519c9ddbcc0caa7f19548271a6f62217f0 9de86c519c9ddbcc0caa7f19548271a6f62217f0 Disney Town 'Aggressively' Fighting Firefighters' COVID Comp Claims Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/95e3ea382330d2361d25babd0e4b6dbc0d5ab932 95e3ea382330d2361d25babd0e4b6dbc0d5ab932 Roofing Contractor Fined for Exposing Employees to Falls Thu, 23 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/96aa46b348a54cc93fd76de62c0bacb04311cb99 96aa46b348a54cc93fd76de62c0bacb04311cb99 Injured Worker Doesn't Lose Entitlement to Benefits by Collecting Pay for Husband's Labor Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/169a135f765fc7d0b01e1598bf24d60b62f426f6 169a135f765fc7d0b01e1598bf24d60b62f426f6 Data Show Drop in Claims Even as Virus Cases Surged in Florida Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3e8cc374d316806ab02d5e52c942430a1f95f505 3e8cc374d316806ab02d5e52c942430a1f95f505 Employer Can't Use Worker's Leave Time to Avoid Paying Benefits Fri, 17 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/083afefa830b4df64e2d829c1facf410f8f0f6e1 083afefa830b4df64e2d829c1facf410f8f0f6e1 Stakeholders Disagree on Reimbursement Dispute Rules but Inching Closer Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4c1af26f2fedbbb981c43cac2bfbb890957d0d31 4c1af26f2fedbbb981c43cac2bfbb890957d0d31 DWC Amps Up Portal for Coverage Verification, Exemptions, Claims Data Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/7a1f55ec57175b6be7f441c439a46a52c419a10e 7a1f55ec57175b6be7f441c439a46a52c419a10e 10 Indicted in Alleged Plan to Use Rural Hospitals to Bilk Insurers Out of $1.4 Billion Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/afbc0646670ebe564b979239b38e589100b36d99 afbc0646670ebe564b979239b38e589100b36d99 Miami's Largest Hospital Again Cancels Elective Surgery as Virus Spreads Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3519eda9aeb74bdf6b4a45002895cc3ad794ae27 3519eda9aeb74bdf6b4a45002895cc3ad794ae27 DWC Moves Hearing on Medical Reimbursement Rules to Video Conference Mon, 06 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2afdadb43e889b84de3d4978a17ceb4fa4785aae 2afdadb43e889b84de3d4978a17ceb4fa4785aae DeSantis Vetoes Comp Judges' Pay Raise, Citing COVID Drain on State Budget Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/58e743e1c2a6efab2f37de53ab0e577554ff27b4 58e743e1c2a6efab2f37de53ab0e577554ff27b4 County Official, Former Lawyer Charged With Comp Fraud Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/b884e60a2f27dcfc62ebb192466f2c2a97860126 b884e60a2f27dcfc62ebb192466f2c2a97860126 Agency, Special Fund Assessment Rates Will Stay Same for 2021 Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/2712e83d770e16fec41708d1360b7fc9da68c3cb 2712e83d770e16fec41708d1360b7fc9da68c3cb Residual Market Plan to Give $28 Million in Refunds Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/1806174bdd9d26d07efa06c2c0e5c04605d71ffe 1806174bdd9d26d07efa06c2c0e5c04605d71ffe Supreme Court Suspends Attorney Over Bad Faith, AOB Lawsuits Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/9e9ad14789d46ef4a8fded801ec1ea6d5a72cb4d 9e9ad14789d46ef4a8fded801ec1ea6d5a72cb4d Head of ALJ Division Resigns, Goes to Work for State CFO Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/a7679521aaab4fa27da6fdd0c1912e26c30f1856 a7679521aaab4fa27da6fdd0c1912e26c30f1856 Nearly Half of Virus Claims in State Denied, Report Shows Thu, 11 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/249dacdc0799fa132fcec0b63df3bb7a6591b1b8 249dacdc0799fa132fcec0b63df3bb7a6591b1b8 1st DCA Maintains Reversal of Award for Correctional Officer With Cardiac Condition Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/3f602f95c8b1ec5a9ac362d7baaf0c4f994c2ca4 3f602f95c8b1ec5a9ac362d7baaf0c4f994c2ca4 Worker Lawsuit Alleges Violation of COVID-19 Sick Leave Law After She Was Terminated Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/851b121a2a5a745c4c9ae45af866b3bdaa60a7c1 851b121a2a5a745c4c9ae45af866b3bdaa60a7c1 1st DCA Asks Supreme Court to Clarify How Employers 'Provide' Change of Doctors Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/8bb830932c0d547d675bbee13506a88e1243de91 8bb830932c0d547d675bbee13506a88e1243de91 No Liability for Ship Owner's Failure to Guard Against Open, Obvious Hazard Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/f79a2c3ba73c9a1f6c8dd02ac8db196656c2ff95 f79a2c3ba73c9a1f6c8dd02ac8db196656c2ff95 Workshop on Billing and Utilization Review Rules Postponed Until July Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/02959d278bca48906c0877e9e68740f669518fe5 02959d278bca48906c0877e9e68740f669518fe5 Roofing Contractor Faces $134K in Penalties for Fall Hazards Fri, 08 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/6f4535ea6ef8337df6ac067e6b1825c47d0cb11b 6f4535ea6ef8337df6ac067e6b1825c47d0cb11b DWC to Hold Workshop, Hearing on Reimbursement Rules Fri, 01 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/4a647833fa5f09d7865f60202964a86f8221fa69 4a647833fa5f09d7865f60202964a86f8221fa69 Court Tosses Finding of Compensability for Correctional Officer's Cardiac Condition Mon, 27 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 http://ww3.workcompcentral.com/news/story/id/93d14699cca8d1f63a2a317f4c8cbd152293724e 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