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Workers' Compensation News


Church Mutual Announces VP Promotions 09/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Church Mutual Insurance Co., a provider of specialized insurance for religious organizations, has announced a series of employee promotions. Breigh Voigt has been promoted to vice president of commercial ...Read More

Court Rejects Negligence Claim for Worker's Head Injury 09/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 346 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a janitorial worker failed to establish his head injury was caused by the negligent act of another worker who was changing bulbs in a light fixture above him. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Tort Suit Over Alleged Assault by Co-Employee 09/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 588 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court rejected a worker’s civil action against his employer and two co-employees for their alleged failure to protect him from an assault by an unnamed colleague. ...Read More

Concerns About MTUS Update Tied to UR Complaints 09/07/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1764 | 0 | Popular with Legal
OAKLAND, Calif. — In theory, and by law, the presumption that California’s Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule is correct on the extent and scope of medical treatment can be rebutted with evidence establishing that a variance from the guidelines is reasonably required to ...Read More

Court Upholds Calculation of Mechanic's Award, Based on Federal Minimum Wage 09/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a veteran airline mechanic was entitled only to disability benefits based on the federal minimum wage, since the per diem payments he received could not be included in the calculation of his average weekly wage. ...Read More

Construction Worker Recruiter Convicted of Comp Fraud 09/07/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Fort Myers man has been convicted of workers’ compensation fraud and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution, regulators said. ...Read More

CMS Names New WCRC Contractor, Releases Recovery Stats 09/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1023 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has hired a new contractor to help review Medicare set-aside proposals submitted to the agency. And i...Read More

Court Upholds Family's Entitlement to Award for Worker's Death but Reduces Amount 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 258 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas Court of Appeal ruled that the family of a worker who died of mesothelioma was entitled to an award of exemplary damages for his employer’s gross negligence, but it ruled that the award be reduced from $2.89 million to $1.15 million. ...Read More
Charles Taylor Acquires Metro Risk Management 09/06/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Charles Taylor Insurance Services is acquiring Metro Risk Management LLC, a third-party claims administrator based in Southern California, from Nautilus International Holding Corp.  Metro Risk Management, or MRM, manages state and federal workers’ compensation claims for insure...Read More

Contractor Fined $53K for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards 09/06/2017
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued five citations and proposed $53,716 in penalties to Reiman Corp. in Cheyenne for exposing workers to fall hazards. ...Read More
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