- Texas court rejects retaliation claim by injured worker
Companies that opt out of Texas’ workers compensation system cannot be sued for retaliation under the state’s workers comp law, a Texas appellate court has ruled.
- 18.8% workers comp rate hike for Massachusetts rejected
Massachusetts’ insurance commissioner has rejected a request to increase workers compensation rates by 18.8%.
- Passage of California workers comp reform bill could lead to reduced rates
The California State Compensation Insurance Fund says it plans to seek a 5% to 7% reduction in its workers compensation rates if California legislators pass a workers comp reform bill this week.
- Claims that include opioid prescription more likely to become catastrophic: Report
Workers compensation claims that include prescriptions for certain opioid painkillers are nearly four times more likely to develop into catastrophic claims, according to a recent report in the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.