- Teacher hurt in student fight limited to comp benefits
- Comp policy can be rescinded for material misrepresentations
An insurer may retroactively rescind a workers compensation policy because the insured misrepresented employee activities on its application for a policy, a California appeals court ruled.
- Opioid guidelines for injured federal workers
The Department of Labor’s Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation in August will begin phasing in opioid prescribing guidelines for federal workers who are injured on the job.
- Telemedicine cuts costs, increases potential liabilities
Use of telemedicine to treat injured workers remotely potentially could speed treatment and reduce workers comp claims costs, but it also introduces new risks that must be addressed.