Coronavirus is affecting workers' compensation in a variety of ways.
Regulation 64 sets forth the standards for insurers to settle claims promptly and fairly.
Business closure and stay-at-home orders have faced legal challenges based on putative Constitutional claims across several states.
An insurer’s reservation of rights letter must provide the insured both timely and specific notice of the basis for the reservation of rights.
As states rapidly enact COVID-19 workers’ compensation presumptions some businesses are considering legal challenges to these new laws, others have already started and are winning.
The bill also provides that an essential employee's absence from work due to the virus cannot be considered "on-duty time."
Challenge to COVID-19 workers' compensation presumption results in repeal of rule.
Chartwell Law partner, Andrew Klaber, has assembled a high-level summary of issues that may exist or arise due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Effective April 23, 2020, the commission will allow the parties to request a video remote hearing.
New efforts are being taken by some to circumvent the exclusivity provisions of many states’ workers’ compensation laws.