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Workers' Compensation News

Calif. Seminars Offer Experience Rating Basics 03/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: Events | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two California seminars set for next month will provide a basic understanding about the experience rating system used to price workers' compensation coverage for businesses. WCIRB California is hosting "Experience Rating 1.0 -- Fundamentals" April 4 in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel, 2...Read More
Chesapeake Regional Safety Council Sets Training 03/08/2006
State: MD | Segment: Events | 293 | 0
The Chesapeake Regional Safety Council scheduled training course in Maryland during March. Sessions include: -- Incident investigation, March 16, Wye Mills. -- Lift truck operator, March 21, Baltimore. -- Personal protective equipment (OSHA compliance series cours...Read More
Colorado High Court Rejects Negligent Hiring Suit 03/08/2006
State: CO | Segment: Politics | 87 | 0
The Colorado Supreme Court recently refused to broaden the liability exposure of employers, dismissing a family's tort lawsuit filed against a plumbing company whose employee was involved in an automobile accident after work hours. The court on Feb. 21 upheld an appellate court decision in...Read More
Connecticut Post Office Wins 'Star' Status 03/07/2006
State: CT | Segment: Safety | 81 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration awarded "Star" status in Voluntary Protection Program to the Danbury Post Office, which sorts and delivers mail to the communities of Danbury and New Fairfield, Conn. The facility employs 163 workers. Mathe Kent, OSHA regional admin...Read More
Criminal Case May Bring Clarity to MUA Rules 03/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Medicine | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A billing fraud case against four central California chiropractors is shaping up to become a test case that may bring some clarity as to whether manipulation under anesthesia is an appropriate procedure within the chiropractic scope of practice. San Joaquin County prosecutor J.C. Wey...Read More
Consultant Says Scrap System, Start Over 03/06/2006
State: DE | Segment: Politics | 69 | 0
A consultant hired to find ways to curb medical costs in Delaware's workers' compensation system is recommending that the state Legislature scrap the entire Workers' Compensation Act and start all over again. Robert M. Aurbach, owner of Uncommon Approach, said that as he worked to identif...Read More
Claimant's Past Catches Up With Him 03/06/2006
State: MA | Segment: Fraud | 169 | 0
A Boston-area man who filed a sixth back-injury claims after changing his legal name pleaded guilty last week to a $23,000 workers' compensation fraud, the attorney general's office said. Charles Hood of Dracut pleaded guilty in Middlesex County Superior Court to larceny, unemployment frau...Read More
Colorado Division Overhauls Web Site 03/03/2006
State: CO | Segment: Regulatory | 69 | 0
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced completion of major redesign work on the Division of Workers' Compensation Web site. That site can be accessed at: The department repor...Read More
Calif. DWC Losing Voc Rehab Consultants 03/02/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 385 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Six vocational rehabilitation consultants for the California Division of Workers' Compensation have or will soon retire, according to an industry observer. Adding to the attrition, DWC Rehabilitation Unit consultant Fred Avina of Bakersfield passed away in February, reports vocational reha...Read More
Councilman Wants Cops Carrying Stun Guns for Protection 03/02/2006
State: MD | Segment: Other | 15 | 0
An Annapolis, Md., official wants police to carry stun guns for the officers' protection -- and to save on workers' comp claims. County law prohibits anyone from carrying electronic weapons, but Councilman Ron Dillon Jr., R-Pasadena, said that police injuries and workers' compensation clai...Read More
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