News Digest 4-27-2021


Connecticut appeals court’s reversal in retaliation case part of trend in plaintiffs’ favor

A Connecticut Appellate Court reversal of a Superior Court ruling in a workers’ compensation retaliation termination case is part of a continuing trend of similar state cases favoring plaintiffs suing their employer, according to experts. Connecticut Law Tribune/ [may require registration]


Industries with highest rates of workplace injuries

Employees’ varying experiences of COVID-19 across professions reflect that every job has different levels and types of risk inherent in the work. According Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the overall number of cases per 100 full-time employees has been cut nearly in half over the last two decades, from 5.0 in 2003 to 2.8 in 2019. Global Trade


Electronic filing now fully operational for Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has announced filing and case management are now fully paperless processes. The cloud-based system, “CompFile,” allows for filing and processing of court documents completely electronically and was completed while operations were severely restricted because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MyRadioLink


Battles brew over workers’ compensation laws in Colorado

Colorado business leaders are worried particularly about a proposal to widen injured employees’ choice of doctors and to allow them to switch providers at any point in the treatment process. Denver Business Journal