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Comp Underwriting Profit Moving Onto Shakier Ground, Analysts Say 12/11/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers’ comp industry is on track to end this year with an underwriting profit, according to analysts, but 2018 may be a different story, as ongoing rate decreases could move insurers toward the break-even point. ...Read More

Chubb Names Tracey Laws General Counsel, Government and Industry Affairs 12/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has appointed Tracey Laws senior vice president and general counsel for global government and industry affairs, effective Jan. 2. ...Read More

Court Tosses 3rd-Party Indemnification and Contribution Claims 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 279 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker’s employer should have been granted summary judgment dismissing a third-party’s claims for indemnification and contribution. ...Read More

Court Upholds PTD Award for Highway Worker's Mental and Physical Injuries 12/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 478 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a former highway worker for his physical and mental injuries from being struck by a car. ...Read More

Contractor Lands $87K Fine After Worker's Fall From Roof 12/08/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A West Virginia contractor is facing proposed federal penalties of $86,916 after a worker suffered serious injuries from a 19-foot fall from a roof. ...Read More

City Wants Sheriff's Candidate to Repay Comp Benefits 12/08/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 294 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The City of Mt. Vernon is suing a Jefferson County sheriff’s candidate for misrepresenting a knee injury and receiving $7,043 in worker’s compensation benefits to which he allegedly was not entitled. ...Read More

Court Upholds Black Lung Award to Former Employee of Construction Co. 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to black lung benefits from the successor corporation to a mine construction company, based on his employment with both companies for a period exceeding one year. ...Read More

Court Orders Comp Board to Revisit Compensability of Worker's Fall 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered the Workers’ Compensation Board to reconsider its determination of a worker’s entitlement to benefits for a fall that happened while she was talking a walk during a paid break. ...Read More

Court Upholds Worker's Entitlement to Surgery for Back Injury 12/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker was entitled to the surgery recommended by his doctor to treat a back injury. Case...Read More

Couple Sentenced for Decade-Long Disability Fraud 12/07/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A couple were sentenced Tuesday for taking more than $1.2 million in fraudulent disability benefits over 10 years. Richard Klaffka, 59, of Ho...Read More
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