Workers Compensation in the News – Daily Claims
In this episode, you will hear our hot take on recent news stories about workers’ compensation insurance. The first one is a proposed New York state law causing a bit of a dust-up in Albany. The proposed legislation provides additional benefits for milder injuries and makes an injured worker's ability to seek additional benefits easier. The second story will be about COVID 19 and workers’ compensation. When an employee gets COVID-19, it can be tough to prove that they got it at work; almost impossible. However, it's also impossible to prove that they didn't. We’ll talk about how state laws are addressing this conundrum.We will also talk about intergovernmental immunity and how that relates to a decommissioned nuclear facility near the Columbia River in Washington State.Finally, we'll wrap it up with the Supreme court's take on medical cannabis for workers’ compensation claims and what they did (or didn’t do) to address the issue.Thanks for listening! If you need claims adjusting services, visit our website at http://www.auten.claims, and if you are an adjuster looking for work as a liability insurance adjuster, go to http://www.auten.claims/fqs and scroll down to the "skills assessment" button, and we'll get back to you right away.