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Workers' Compensation News


Governor Says 'Balanced' Reforms Needed to Curb Runaway Costs 12/29/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says that without “balanced” workers’ compensation reforms, the state will lose the ability to provide good jobs and expand its tax base. ...Read More

General Contractor Owed No Duty of Care to Subcontractor's Employee 12/28/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 426 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that the general contractor on a construction project had no duty to protect a subcontractor's employee from an injury caused by his coworker. ...Read More

Gainesville Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud 12/27/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Gainesville clinic owner pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and was ordered to repay $1 million after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance found that he billed for chiropractic services without having a licensed chiropractor on staff. ...Read More

Gov. Reappoints Two to Cost Containment Board 12/14/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper reappointed an employer representative and an insurance industry executive to three-year terms on the Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment Board. ...Read More
Governor Taps Veteran Attorney to Represent Employers on WCC 12/13/2016
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 330 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Little Rock attorney Chris Palmer as employer representative to the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission for a six-year term. ...Read More

Gov. Appoints Claimants' Attorney to Workers' Comp Court 12/12/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed attorney Dirk V. Block to the state Workers’ Compensation Court. ...Read More

Guard Charged With Beating Inmate to Death Collected Comp Benefits 12/07/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A former Rikers Island prison guard collected $10,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for an injury he suffered while allegedly beating an inmate to death, the ...Read More

Governor: State Improves Standing on Ranking of Premium Costs 12/01/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 209 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Pennsylvania has improved its standing on a national ranking of workers' compensation insurance costs.  ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Allowing Jockeys and Staff to Self-Insure 12/01/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have allowed the state Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to seek self-insurance plans or other coverage options to curtail rising workers’ compensation costs. ...Read More

Gov. Tomblin Redirects $25.5M From Work Comp Debt Fund to General Fund 11/16/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued an executive order Tuesday redirecting $25.5 million from the Workers' Compensation Debt Reduction Fund to the state's general revenue fund for Fiscal Year 2017, the Martinsburg-based newspaper The Journal reported. ...Read More
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