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|COVID workers comp claims grew noticeably in Q2 2020|
On Property Casualty 360 - January 15, 2021
During the second quarter of 2020, COVID-19 related workers’ comp claims grew “noticeably” across the U.S., according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), with a median increase of 6%.
WCRI study 27 states workers’ compensation claims for the first two quarters of 2020 to derive these results.
|Texas nonsubscriber must pay $1M to injured worker|
On Business Insurance - January 11, 2021
A Texas workers compensation nonsubscriber must pay nearly $1 million to a worker who said he was injured on the job by a forklift.
In Load Trail LLC v. Julian, the Texas Court of Appeals, Sixth District in Texarkana on Thursday affirmed a trial court’s ruling upholding an arbitrator’s decision that the employer negligently failed to provide a safe workplace.
|Missouri bill would create presumption for mental injuries|
On Business Insurance - January 8, 2021
Missouri lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would presume that diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder by first responders was acquired on the job.
H.B. 559 would presume that mental impairments that had not been previously diagnosed in first responders employed on active duty are an occupational disease that arose out of and in the course of employment. The presumption would be rebuttable.
|COVID-Related Insurance Claims Remain a Focal Point as the New Year Begins|
On National Law Review - January 7, 2021
At the start of 2021, one thing is clear: COVID-19 will continue to play a major part in insurance coverage litigation trends in the new year. Until now, the main focus has been on claims for lost business income due to shutdowns under various types of policies, commonly referred to as “business interruption” claims. That focus will likely continue through at least the first part of the year, as filings, decisions, and now trials in such cases have and will continue to shape the landscape of similar litigation for some time.
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