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Broken Bones and Amputations Lead to $503k in Fines for Manufacturer 09/27/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Chicago manufacturing plant where 15 workers have suffered amputations in the past five years is facing $503,380 in proposed penalties from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ...Read More

Board Aims to Simplify Disability Claim Filing Process 09/27/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board has simplified the claim filing process for disability benefits and will request more information earlier in the life of claims. ...Read More

Brokerage Dismayed That School District Is Joining Risk Pool 09/25/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Topeka insurance brokerage whose family has been doing business with a local school district for 50 years says he is dismayed that the district will be joining a risk pool, ...Read More

Business Group Warns Against Tapping Into SAIF Surplus 09/22/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Oregon business group warned against a proposal to tap into SAIF’s $1.6 billion surplus to help pay for unfunded public pension liability in a column published by the Oregon Bu...Read More

BIIA Announces Possible Changes to Rules of Practice and Procedure 09/20/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 639 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals is considering revising its rules of practice and procedure to allow for the disposition of appeals when the Department of Labor and Industries or a self-insured employer must initially present its case in chief, and the appellant does no...Read More

Blind Worker's Volunteer Activities Weren't Inconsistent With PTD Status 09/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a legally blind worker’s activities to support an amateur football team did not belie his representation that he was permanently and totally injured from a prior work accident. ...Read More

Baldwin & Lyons Names LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers to Board of Directors 09/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Baldwin & Lyons Inc., a holding company for specialty property and casualty insurance subsidiaries, has appointed LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers to its board of directors. ...Read More

BWC Secures 8 Fraud Convictions in August, Bringing Year's Total to 100 09/18/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation secured eight fraud convictions in August, bringing this year's total convictions to 100, the agency announced Friday. ...Read More

Bids Invited for Shares of Lumbermens Subsidiary 09/15/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 456 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Office of the Special Deputy Receiver in the Illinois Department of Insurance has issued an invitation for bids to buy all shares of stock of Specialty Surplus Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co., which is in liquidation. ...Read More

Bill Would Allow Employers to Register Independent Contractors 09/14/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 315 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
State Rep. Fred Keller, R-Mifflinburg, has filed a bill that would allow employers to register independent contractors who work for them. ...Read More
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