Past Netletters

News Digest 5-27-2022

  Florida DWC chief announces broad changes to processes in Florida workers’ comp cases Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation Chief Judge David W. Langham recently announced multiple changes to the consolidation of districts and to the mediation process in workers’ compensation cases which will have immediate impact on the larger practice area. The first is […]

News Digest 5-26-2022

  Idaho justices rule in weight gain case An employee who gained more than 100 pounds after he injured his back while working for a plumbing company might be able to obtain workers’ compensation for near-total disability, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled, reversing a state commission’s finding that the employee was responsible for becoming morbidly […]

News Digest 5-25-2022

  New Mexico WCA to resume in-person proceedings The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration will resume holding in-person trials and enforcement hearings June 6, in Albuquerque and all its six field offices. The WCA returned most agency staff to its offices July 12, 2021 but continued holding adjudication services remotely to continue to adhere to […]

News Digest 5-24-2022

  Family of man who died after falling through Pittsburgh skylight files lawsuit The wife of a bricklayer who died after falling through a roof skylight as he did restoration work at a South Park, Pennsylvania building last year has filed a lawsuit against the county and contractor. The skylight wasn’t readily visible, according to […]

News Digest 5-23-2022

  Shooting survivor battles New York Workers’ Compensation Board for telehealth access A woman who survived the 2018 killings at a DeWitt, New York chain restaurant says the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board allowed her to see her therapist and her psychiatrist via telehealth during the pandemic, but is puzzled and upset by a […]

News Digest 5-20-2022

  Former officer convicted of workers’ comp fraud, ordered to pay back nearly $95K A 45-year-old former Crystal Lake, Illinois police officer pleaded guilty last week to fraudulently receiving almost $95,000 in salary and insurance benefits through a false line-of-duty injury claim, according to county records. In exchange for his guilty plea, 14 other charges […]

News Digest 5-19-2022

  Illinois Policy: Union power grab could make bad business climate worse Illinois’ business climate already ranks 36th in the U.S., but that is 10 spots lower than it was a decade ago while neighboring states are all on the upswing of the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. If voters agree in November […]

News Digest 5-17-2022

  Audit finds data breach exposed personal information of 1.8 million Texans A massive security breach at the Texas Department of Insurance leaked the personal information of 1.8 million Texans who have filed workers’ compensation claims from March 2019 to January 2022.. The department did not officially acknowledge the security issue until the state auditor’s […]

News Digest 5-16-2022

  DeSantis signs workers’ compensation eligibility bill Florida Governor Ron DeSantis last week signed a bill requiring public employers to retain medical records of law enforcement officers, correctional officers and firemen for at least five years after they leave their job. If the agency does not keep the records, the employee is deemed to have […]

News Digest 5-13-2022

  New Mexico County Insurance Authority Board discounts 2022-23 workers’ comp contributions The New Mexico County Insurance Authority (NMCIA) Board of Directors Wednesday voted to reduce renewal contributions for the self-insurance pool’s existing 30 members in the workers’ compensation program by 25 percent for the 2022-2023 policy year that begins July 1. Los Alamos Daily […]