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Workers' Compensation News


Auto Parts Maker to Pay $1 Million in Safety Settlement 03/20/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
Auto parts manufacturer Sunfield Inc. has agreed to a settlement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that includes a $1 million penalty. ...Read More

Advisory Committee Bill Would Tap Retired Judges for Appeals 03/16/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Legislation proposed by Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory council would allow the appointment of retired judges to hear workers' comp appeals if there aren’t enough sitting appellate court judges.  ...Read More

Albany Worker Gets Up to 4 Years for Fraud 03/13/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Albany-area construction worker and repeat offender has been sentenced to two to four years in prison for fraudulently collecting more than $5,000 in workers' compensation benefits, the New York workers' compensation fraud prosecutor announced. ...Read More

Almost Half of Chronic Opioid Users Weaned Completely Within Two Years, WCRIB Reports 03/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1124 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 92 min read
Nearly half of workers injured in California in 2013 and 2014 who reached chronic opioid status were completely weaned off the drugs within a two-year period, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau said in a ...Read More

Amended Bill Would Abrogate Decision Allowing Apportionment to Genetics 03/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 797 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
The chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee is pushing legislation to overturn a California Court of Appeals decision that condoned apportioning part of a worker’s permanent disability to a genetic predisposition. ...Read More

Advocacy-Based Claims Tactics Include Get-Well Cards, Avoiding Rude Adjusters 03/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 780 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Sending a “get well” card to an employee who has recently been injured is one step that can be used as part of an advocacy-based claims approach, a strategy that some say helps reduce litigation. ...Read More

Alliant Acquires Hecht & Hecht's Property and Casualty Operations 03/06/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Alliant Insurance Services has acquired the property and casualty operations of Hecht & Hecht, a Portland-based brokerage. The deal follows All...Read More
AmTrust Drops to No. 16 in 2017 Market Share Ranking 03/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
The Travelers Group and The Hartford hung onto their No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively, in an annual workers’ comp market share ranking, while AmTrust plummeted from No. 3 in the previous year’s ranking to No. 16. The market share rankings, based on direct premiums written, ...Read More
Appalachian Underwriters Appoints Commercial Underwriter 03/05/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Appalachian Underwriters has appointed Siran Wixom as a commercial specialty underwriter in its Oak Ridge, Tennessee, office. ...Read More

AmTrust's Troubles Linger as Board Approves Privatization Proposal 03/02/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1272 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
The board of directors of AmTrust Financial Services has approved a $2.7 billion deal to privatize the company through an acquisition of all common stock by members of AmTrust’s founding family and Stone Point Capital. ...Read More
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