MD - Officer's PTSD Claim Helped Drive $20 Million Settlement in Fatal Shooting Case
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A Maryland police officer's workers' compensation claim for mental stress played a significant role in a $20 million settlement with the family of a man killed by the officer, according to a news report.
The Washington Post reported that the settlement, in Prince George's County, outside of Washington, D.C., is one of the larg...
NATL. - Gallagher Bassett Systems Still Down After Ransomware Attack
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The website for Gallagher Bassett, a nationwide claims service company, was still out of commission Wednesday after a cyberattack on its computer systems.
“We are currently experiencing a system outage and are working diligently to restore all functionality,” reads a notice on the otherwise blank website.
The firm's parent company...
NATL. - Most Meat Plant Workers' COVID Claims Denied, Report Finds
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Workers at meatpacking plants that have been the sites of outbreaks of COVID-19 continue to have their workers' compensation claims denied, according to a news service.
Reuters reported Tuesday that at a JBS USA facility in Minnesota, the site of a major outbreak this year, employees filed 930 workers' compensation claims. None were accept...
ID - Rates to Decrease 1.7%
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The Idaho Department of Insurance approved a National Council on Compensation Insurance recommendation to cut workers’ compensation rates by an average of 1.7% for policies incepting in 2021.
The cut follows a 6.2% decrease approved for 2020 and a 4.2% rate decrease for 2019 policies.
Information about what is driving the rate cut, NCCI&rsq...