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Employer Assessment Rate Drops to 12.1% 11/02/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has dropped its annual assessment rate for all employers by a tenth of a percentage point. ...Read More

Ex-Nuclear Plant Workers Say They're Having Trouble Getting Workers' Comp 10/31/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 748 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
More than 700 workers say they’re having a hard time getting workers’ compensation for diseases they contracted after working at a plant that made parts for nuclear bombs, Kansas City television station KSHB-TV 41 ...Read More

En Banc Decision Confirms Right to Hearing on Timeliness of Declarations 10/27/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2043 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
A Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board en banc decision handed down Thursday confirmed the right of lien claimants to have a hearing on the timeliness of declarations that were due by...Read More

Employers' Q3 Profit Dips Due to Technology Costs 10/27/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers Holdings Inc. has reported third quarter net income of $21.9 million, a 3% decrease from $22.6 million in the third quarter of 2016. For t...Read More

Express Scripts' CFO Resigns After PBM Loses Biggest Client 10/26/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Express Scripts Holding Co.'s chief financial officer has resigned a week after the pharmacy benefit manager's top client decided to launch its own pharmacy business, ...Read More

Ex-Zurich Work Comp Claim Specialist Gets 2 Years' Probation for Wire Fraud 10/26/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 917 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A workers' compensation claim specialist with Zurich Insurance will spend two years on probation after admitting to steering funds to her own bank account, PennLive reported. ...Read More

Elevated Blood Pressure Didn't Foreclose Officer From Invoking Heart-Lung Statute 10/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 563 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a single elevated blood pressure reading noted in a police officer’s pre-employment physical examination did not constitute evidence of a hypertensive condition. ...Read More

Electrocution Brings $201K in Fines Against Masonry Contractor 10/25/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 362 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Pittsburgh masonry company may have to pay $201,354 in penalties to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations that led to the electrocution of a 21-year-old laborer during a restoration project.  ...Read More

Employer Can Hale Auto Liability Carrier Into Court to Answer for Subrogation Claim 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A Delaware court ruled that the state could exercise jurisdiction over an automotive liability insurance carrier as a defendant to an employer’s claim for payment of its subrogation lien. ...Read More

Exoskeletons Poised for Wider Use by Injured Workers 10/19/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 971 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The use of exoskeletons to treat injured workers is catching on slowly, but medical application of the devices could get a boost as they are used more frequently for improving productivity in the workplace, one expert said. ...Read More
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