Connecticut worker’s compensation News

Connecticut Supreme Court Denies Wife’s Emotional Distress Workers’ Comp Claim

A Connecticut woman who found her 77-year-old husband crushed to death under an all-terrain vehicle when she brought him lunch at his job cannot sue his employer for severe emotional injuries she suffered, the state Supreme Court ruled recently. Justices …

Connecticut High Court Blocks Injury Suit Against Contractor

Two workers injured in a power plant explosion that killed six other people in 2010 cannot sue a contractor for negligence, the state Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled. Justices issued a 6-1 decision saying O&G Industries of Torrington is immune …

Connecticut Launches New Website to Help Fight Fraud

The state of Connecticut is launching a new website to help fight fraud, waste and abuse in state government. Officials say the website, located at FightFraud.ct.gov, will make it easier for the public to report suspicious conduct. It will also …

Connecticut Approves Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease of 3.9%

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade said Connecticut employers can expect to pay less next year for their workers’ compensation insurance as a result of the Insurance Department’s approval this week of a rate filing that lowers rates and the …

NCCI Proposes Decrease for Workers’ Comp Loss Costs in Connecticut

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) on Sept. 24 delivered a workers’ compensation loss cost filing to the Connecticut Insurance Department. NCCI said that based upon its review of the most recently available data, it has proposed an overall …

Effort to Expand Police Mental Health Coverage Progresses in Connecticut

A long-running effort in Connecticut to extend workers’ compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle on May 22 after years of defeat in the General Assembly. While the bill passed …

Conn.’s Work Comp Second Injury Fund Assessment Rate Remains Unchanged

Connecticut’s Office of the Treasurer announced that the assessment rate for the state’s Second Injury Fund will continue to remain unchanged for fiscal year 2016 which begins on July 1, 2015. The assessment rate for insurance companies is 2.75 percent …

Connecticut Fee Schedule for Hospitals, ASCs Takes Effect

Connecticut’s Medicare-based fee schedule for workers’ compensation involving hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) services went into effect April 1. Previously, there were no facility fee schedules in Connecticut and employers were liable for the hospitals’ prevailing charges …

Connecticut Revisits Workers’ Comp for First Responders With PTSD

The Connecticut General Assembly is revisiting whether to grant workers’ compensation coverage for certain first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, such as those who responded to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Following a couple years of …

Connecticut Approves NCCI’s Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease Filing

The Connecticut Insurance Department recently approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) workers’ compensation filing for an overall -0.6 percent change for pure premium loss costs and an overall -0.5 percent change in assigned risk plan rates in Connecticut. …