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Workers' Compensation News


Current Court Reporter Services to Continue Through Sept. 29 09/15/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 243 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Chief Judge of Compensation Russell Wojtenko has notified stakeholders that the Division of Workers’ Compensation will use three court reporter services th...Read More

Commissioner Approves Regulatory Filing 09/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau’s 2018 regulatory filing that increases eligibility requirements for experience rating and tweaks dual wage thresholds for 17 construction industry codes. ...Read More

CopperPoint Expansion Underway With PacificComp Acquisition 09/14/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 362 | 0 | Popular with Legal
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. is buying workers’ comp carrier PacificComp for $150 million in cash, in a major step toward the former Arizona state fund’s goals for expansion. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Malpractice Claim Against Former Attorneys 09/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 241 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a worker’s malpractice case against his former attorneys, finding that any alleged negligence by the attorneys had not caused legal harm to the worker because the comp claim wasn't viable in the first place. ...Read More

Court Upholds Revocation of Insurance Agent's License for Stealing Client's Payment 09/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with State agency
The Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the revocation of an insurance agent’s license for having misappropriated his client’s payments for workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Chubb Promotes Lou Capparelli to EVP of Global Casualty 09/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chubb has appointed Lou Capparelli as executive vice president of Chubb's Global Casualty business unit, which provides casualty insurance to national and multinational companies within its North America Major Accounts division. ...Read More

Collins & Lacy Promotes Ashley Kirkham to Shareholder 09/14/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina business defense firm Collins & Lacy has promoted Ashley Kirkham to shareholder and chairwoman of the firm's workers' compensation practice group. ...Read More

Comp Court Denies Benefits to Quadriplegic for Accident Caused by Intoxication 09/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that the resident manager of a mobile home park was not entitled to benefits for an apparent fall off his porch, resulting in quadriplegia, because his accident was caused by severe intoxication. ...Read More

Commission Doesn't Have Jurisdiction Over Pre-AWCA Retaliation Claim 09/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Commission does not have exclusive jurisdiction over a worker’s retaliatory discharge claim, based on alleged retaliation for an injury sustained before the effective date of the Administrative Workers’ Compensation A...Read More

Commission Moving Downtown to Consolidate Offices, Hearings Locations 09/13/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission will move its headquarters to downtown Richmond on Dec. 13, the agency said Tuesday. The agency&nb...Read More
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