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Research: Wellness Programs Work Best with Comprehensive Approach 02/16/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 731 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though an estimated 63% of businesses that provide health care benefits to their employees also offer workplace wellness programs, reviews are mixed as to how well the programs work. ...Read More

Rising Air Ambulance Rates Prompt Insurers to Look for Controls 02/16/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1846 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
According to the most recent data from the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation, the cost of air ambulance bills has been steadily climbing year after year. ...Read More
Markel Sees Massive Leap in Profits 02/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Global insurer Markel Corporation has reported an 81% jump in its net income to $582.7 million in 2015 from $321.2 million in 2014, the company announced last week. The earnings spike coincided w...Read More
Medical Settlement Firm Merges with Medical Data Aggregator 02/16/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical Settlement Advantage LLC, which negotiates workers’ compensation and Medicare set-aside settlements, has merged with Care Bridge International, which aggregates data on medical claims. The merged company will operate under the moniker MSP Compliance Bridge LLC, a fully owned...Read More
Woman Sues Family Dollar Stores for Workers' Comp Retaliation 02/16/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A woman has sued Family Dollar Stores of West Virginia Inc., accusing the national retailer of retaliating against her for filing a workers’ compensation claim last year, acc...Read More
Community College Bags Second $100,000 Grant for Workplace Safety Classes 02/16/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal
El Paso Community College has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. to help pay for a new program that provides workplace safety courses to area companies, according to the El Paso Herald-Post newspaper. ...Read More
Frozen Pizza Maker Faces $172,000 in Fines for Worker Amputations, Other Violations 02/16/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 874 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Kansas frozen pizza company has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after two of its employees suffered amputations on the job last year. Schwan’s Global Supply Chain, Inc. in Salina, Kansas, was cited for three repeated and four serious ...Read More
Legislation Filed to Move Bad Faith Claims to Workers' Comp Commission 02/16/2016
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A pair of identical bills introduced to the Mississippi Legislature last week would require all lawsuits over alleged bad faith in the handling of workers' compensation claims to be referred to the state Workers' Compensation Commission instead of civil courts. ...Read More

Comp Liens Can't Extend to Worker's 3rd-Party Recovery for Pain and Suffering 02/16/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 1819 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts on Friday ruled that a comp carrier's lien on a worker's recovery from a third-party tortfeasor cannot be applied to the damages allocated for the worker's pain and suffering. ...Read More
Goldberg Segalla Names Seven New Partners 02/16/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Goldberg Segalla has announced the election of seven attorneys to its partnership, including four whose practice area is workers’ compensation. Todd M. Jones, of the firm’s office in Garden City, New York, focuses on workers’ compensation defense, with experience ...Read More
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