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Workers' Compensation News


Shrinking Residual Market May Reflect Comp's Strong Performance 06/26/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 499 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
The residual market providing workers’ comp coverage for high-risk businesses that carriers won’t voluntarily insure is shrinking, according to a new report from the National Counc...Read More

McDonald's Employees Want Help Against Workplace Violence 06/26/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A month after a scathing report blasted McDonald's restaurants for failing to protect its workers from violence, the corporation and its franchises have yet to make major changes, worker advocates said. ...Read More

Worker Can't Avoid Court Order to Sign Releases 06/26/2019
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to relief from a trial judge’s order compelling him to release documents to his employer. ...Read More

First-Responder PTSD Law Takes Effect July 1 06/26/2019
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 297 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
Legislation that will make post-traumatic stress disorder a compensable condition for Idaho first responders, even without a physical injury, will take effect on Monday. ...Read More

ICT Hosts Annual Conference Sept. 19 06/26/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 67 min read
The Insurance Council of Texas will host its annual workers' compensation conference Sept. 19 in Austin, and it will cover catastrophic claims, best practices for claims handling, emerging trends in comp, and workplace violence, the council ...Read More

Court Overlooks Substitution of Judges 06/26/2019
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a widow, finding a change in judges was permissible. Case: Matte...Read More

Court Clarifies Employer's Credit for Compensation Paid 06/26/2019
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 286 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was entitled to a credit for the temporary total disability benefits it never paid to an injured worker because it had paid him wage continuation instead. ...Read More
Certification Requirement for Claims Examiners to Take Effect 06/26/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 299 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
Newly hired workers’ compensation claims examiners in Montana will have to be certified starting Monday, when a new law goes into effect. ...Read More

Two Contractors Fined After Fatal Fall 06/26/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 282 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two construction contractors after a worker at a Miami Beach construction site fell from an elevated platform and died. ...Read More

Governor Announces Safety Initiative for Loggers 06/26/2019
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday announced a new initiative aimed at reducing the high cost of workers’ compensation insurance for loggin...Read More
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