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Sedgwick to Acquire Cunningham Lindsey 12/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting, claims management and risk services firm. Cunningham Lindsey’s services include loss adjusting, third-party claims administration, global account management, fore...Read More

Slightly Fewer Claims Filed, More Disputed, State Comp Report Indicates 12/07/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The total number of workers' compensation claims filed — and the total amount paid on them — changed little between fiscal years 2016 and 2017 in Maryland, the Workers' Compensation Commission's annual report indicates. ...Read More

Supreme Court Denies Review of Arena Football Player's Claim 12/06/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A split Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of a denied workers’ compensation claim by an athlete who was injured while trying to regain a roster ...Read More

Supreme Court Rejects 2 Constitutional Challenges Involving Access to Courts 12/05/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: UT | Segment: Top | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Supreme Court on Friday rejected two constitutional challenges to workers' compensation statutes that both related to a provision of the state Constitution that guarantees residents access to the courts. ...Read More

SRTK Attorney Anthony Fink Retiring After 35 Years With Firm 12/04/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorney Anthony J. Fink, a shareholder with the Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey law firm in El Segundo, California, is retiring after almost 35 years with the organization, SRTK announced Friday.  ...Read More

Second Pulse Responder Files Petition for Benefits 12/01/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orlando firefighter who responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting is the second first responder to file a claim challenging a state law that generally bars claims for mental injuries, while advocates continue to pressure state lawmakers to expand benefits for first responders who suffer P...Read More

Self-Insurers Mulling Separate Discount Rate for Pension Liabilities 11/29/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Washington self-insurers may ask state lawmakers to change the way the Department of Labor & Industries calculates future liabilities for the Second Injury Fund and cash-funded pensions to avoid a sudden increase in assessments.  ...Read More

State's Insurance Rates Dropping 5.1% on Jan. 1 11/28/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and Insurance has approved an overall 5.1% rate decrease for workers’ compensation insurance on a new and renewal basis, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Indemnification Claim Against Defunct Insurer 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the State Corporation Commission did not err in denying claims filed by a group of Kentucky hospitals requesting reimbursement for $439,375.20 in legal fees and costs from an insolvent insurer.  ...Read More

Split Court Overturns Finding of PPD for Worker 11/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 177 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A divided New York Appellate Court ruled that substantial evidence did not support a decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board to treat a worker who was capable of "less than sedentary" work as only partially disabled. ...Read More
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