NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.
Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.
An attorney was denied coverage under their professional liability (PL) policy for failing to provide notice to the carrier. The attorney was sued after he failed to timely appeal a workers’ compensation claim (despite being instructed to appeal by the client), and he sought defense under the PL policy. The attorney had answered ‘no’ in the application and subsequent renewal applications for the PL policy as to whether he had knowledge of any circumstances that could result in a professional liability claim (ignoring the potential suit for his failure to timely appeal). The court found that his answers were material misrepresentations and declared the policy rescinded. Liberty Mut. Underwriters, Inc. v. Wolfe, 2017 WL 481468.