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State Work Safety Agency Fines Tree Trimmer $100K After Electrocution 11/09/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Virginia's work safety agency has fined a Chesapeake tree-trimming company $100,270 after a worker was electrocuted while working near power lines. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds PTD Award for Assembly Line Worker 11/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits for an assembly line worker’s neck injury, finding she had timely moved to reopen her claim after her condition worsened. ...Read More

State Workers' Comp Fund Grows by 5.1% 11/08/2017
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The balance of the investment fund held by Wyoming’s monopoly workers’ compensation insurance program increased by 5.1% during the fiscal year that ended June 30 due to healthy returns, according the ...Read More

SAIF Board Meeting to Review Financial Statements, Strategic Plan 11/07/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. will review a 2018 strategic plan, financial statements and discuss recommendations from a task force that is considering tapping into the carrier’s reserves or selling it to investors to address public employee pension shortfalls. ...Read More

Second Injury Fund Will Require 2018 Assessments 11/07/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 229 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Indiana Second Injury Fund has enough of a fund balance to pay its obligations through the end of December but will require an assessment to beef up the fund next year, the Worker's Compensation Board says. ...Read More

State to Consider Expanding Use of Treatment Guidelines 11/06/2017
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 429 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Roughly one year after adopting treatment guidelines for the first t...Read More

Supreme Court Suspends Attorney Who Admittedly Lied to Clients 11/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Rhode Island Supreme Court last week suspended a longtime attorney for having provided incompetent representation to an injured worker and other clients. ...Read More

State Looks at Siphoning SAIF Surplus to Cover Employee Pensions 11/03/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon officials have taken a step closer toward raiding the surplus of the state-chartered workers’ compensation carrier to help pay for public employee pensions — or even selling the carrier to investors. ...Read More

Safety National Re Hires Lydia Wilmot, Stephanie Wizner 11/03/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The risk management company Safety National has hired two executives to oversee sales of a reinsurance product out of its New York office.  ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Widow's $804K Award for Mesothelioma 11/03/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 504 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Supreme Court tossed an $804,777 award to a worker’s widow after he died of mesothelioma, finding the widow had failed to carry her burden to prove her husband had been exposed to respirable asbestos fibers while working at a Sikorsky plant. ...Read More
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