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Workers' Compensation News

CYRO Industries Renews Maine Plant's 'Star' Membership 02/14/2006
State: ME | Segment: Safety | 67 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration has recertified CYRO Industries' Sanford,Maine, manufacturing plant an additional five years in the"Star" Voluntary Protection Program (VPP. OSHA Region 7 administrator Marthe Kent said the award "spotlights CYRO's continuing commitment to ef...Read More
Calif. 5th Finds WCAB Opinion Deficient 02/13/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 843 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In an opinion not certified for publication, the Fifth District of the California Court of Appeals remanded a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision based on the deficiency of the opinion. In Save Mart Supermarkets v. WCAB (Hixson), No. F047876, 02/09/2006, Chad Hixson, a S...Read More
Contractor Licensing Sting Nets 37 Arrests 02/13/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 333 | 0
The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) reported last week was one of the busiest enforcement periods on record, with five undercover sting and sweep operations have been taking place around the state. A two-day sting took place in a new subdivision in Elk Grove, led by the CSLB's State...Read More
City Worker Gets Six Months For Fraud 02/13/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 194 | 0
A Southern California city worker who lied on a workers' compensation claim was sentenced last week to six months in jail and five years probation, the Ventura County Star reported Friday. Robert Galante of Simi Valley was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine. Ventura County Superior Court Jud...Read More
CHOICE Launches Work Comp Practice Analysis 02/10/2006
State: FL | Segment: Business | 73 | 0
CHOICE Medical Management Services LLC announced Thursday it has launched the first-ever comprehensive workers' compensation physician practice analysis. "This is the first provider analysis in the industry using data from the whole claim -- medical, indemnity, and total claim cost...Read More
CA 2nd Issues Companion Decision 02/09/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In a companion case to Nunez v. WCAB, the Second District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that the medical evaluation and reporting procedures of former section 4062 remain operative in represented cases with an injury date before January 1, 2005. In Cortez v. WCAB (C.T....Read More
CLO Distributing $530 million from Mission Companies 02/09/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 159 | 0
The California Conservation and Liquidation Office (CLO) will distribute $530 million to policyholders and claimants from the liquidated estate of the Mission Insurance Companies, once a major workers' compensation carrier. The latest amount brings the total amount distributed since 2003 to...Read More
Calif. Employers Must Post Injury Summaries 02/09/2006
State: CA | Segment: Regulatory | 229 | 0
California employers were reminded this week that a summary of last year's job-related injuries and illnesses needs to be posted in their place of business through April 30. The summary is to be detailed on Cal-OSHA Form 310A. It must be posted in a location where all employees can read it...Read More
Christman Earns Accident Fund's Policyholder Award 02/09/2006
State: MI | Segment: Business | 84 | 0
Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America recently gave its first Policyholder of the Year award to the Christman Co. of Lansing, Mich. Accident Fund President & Chief Executive Liz Haar and Claims Vice President Jim Dillon presented the award Jan. 26 to Christman executives at the Lansing Cen...Read More
Chicago Demolition Firm Fined in Ontario Fatality 02/09/2006
State: NA | Segment: Safety | 80 | 0
National Wrecking Co. of Chicago pleaded guilty in an Ontario province court and was fined $250,000 for a fatality at a demolition site. The death occurred on Oct. 15, 2003, while a worker was searching for a tool at a building under demolition in Sault Ste. Marie. A steel door weighing 2...Read More
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