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Workers' Compensation News


Ametros CEO to Discuss Creative Settlements at CCWC Conference 06/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 552 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 154 min read
Marques Torbert, chief executive officer for Ametros, will participate in a panel discussion about creative settlement techniques during the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation’s annual Conference, Legislative and Educational Forum next month. ...Read More

ALJ Files Suit After Lawmakers Cut Funding for His Position 06/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
Call it the administrative law judge who would not go away. ...Read More

Alleged Fall Hazards Prompt $149K Fine for Roofing Company 06/27/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A roofing company based in Sarasota, Florida, is facing $149,662 in proposed fines for allegedly exposing employees to fall and other hazards. Cro...Read More

Airport Worker Collected $5,500 a Month in Injury Benefits While Doing Labor 06/26/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Tampa-area man was sentenced to restitution and six months of home detention after pleading guilty to working while collecting federal workers' compensation benefits and lying about it. ...Read More

Amended Bill Would Allow All Employers to Pay Benefits by Debit Card 06/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
All California employers would be allowed to pay temporary disability benefits by debit card, under a recently amended bill. Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramen...Read More

AmTrust Shareholders Approve Buyout Deal to Take Company Private 06/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
An increased price per share was enough to convince AmTrust Financial Services Inc. shareholders to accept a buyout offer that will take the company private. ...Read More

Attorney Can Collect Fee Based on Denial of Employer's Petition for Review 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a worker’s attorney is entitled to an award of $2,200 in fees because the worker “prevailed” against the denial of his claim when the Supreme Court denied a petition for review. ...Read More

Albany's Loss-of-Use Claims Spiked in 2017 06/22/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Payouts for loss-of-use claims in Albany spiked by 1,700% in 2017, leaving the city with almost $2 million in payouts to injured city workers, according to a local news report. ...Read More

Amended Bill Clarifies Prohibition on Apportionment to Genetic Characteristics 06/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
California state Sen. Richard Pan amended a bill that would prohibit doctors from using race, gender or national origin in determining the percentage of permanent disability caused by factors outside of work, to remove references to a 2017 appellate court decision allowing apportionment to geneti...Read More

AIA, PCI Plan Merger 06/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The two largest workers' compensation insurance advocacy groups in the U.S. plan to merge, the groups announced Wednesday. The American Insuran...Read More
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