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Workers' Compensation News


John Tindall Appointed to Workers' Comp Advisory Council 10/28/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 358 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
John Tindall Wisconsin's labor secr...Read More

Judge Says Exclusive Remedy Doesn't Shield Employer From Retaliatory Discharge Claim 10/24/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An Oklahoma District Court judge last week ruled that the state's Administrative Workers' Compensation Act did not shield an uninsured employer from potential civil liability for a worker's retaliatory discharge claim. ...Read More

Judicial Nominating Commission To Consider 9 Reappointments, 12 Applicants Nov. 1 10/21/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Florida's Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Nov. 1 in Orlando to interview nine workers' compensation judges for reappointment, and 12 attorneys for a spot on the bench next year when three judges retire. ...Read More

Judge Orders Ex-Cop to Reimburse Department's Comp Carrier $76K 10/21/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 464 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
After pleading guilty to filing a false police report, a former Pennsylvania police officer must reimburse $76,000 to her employer's workers' compensation carrier. ...Read More
Judge Appointed to Hear Second-Injury Fund Cases 10/19/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
New Jersey has appointed a new judge to hear Second Injury Fund cases. The state's chief judge of compensation, Russell Wojtenko, sent a memo this week announcing that ...Read More
JLT Re Hires John Speckman as EVP Focused on Workers' Comp 10/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reinsurance brokerage firm JLT Re has hired John Speckman as an executive vice president focused on developing workers' compensation programs. Speckman comes to JLT Re from Atlas General Insurance Services, where he was executive vice president of business development for about three ...Read More

Judge Erred in Denying Benefits for Psyche Claim Without Reviewing Exhibits in Evidence 10/17/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 199 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned the denial of a worker's claim for benefits for a mental injury due to the failure of the trial judge to consider all the evidence in the record. ...Read More

Judge: Passing of Williams a 'Great' Loss for Workers' Comp Community 10/13/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Roger L. Williams died Tuesday following a lengthy battle with brain cancer, the commission said in a staff memorandum. ...Read More

Jennifer Collins Joins Cramer & Anderson as Partner 10/10/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Jennifer Collins, a workers’ comp claimants' attorney who founded Collins & Associates LLC in Danbury, has joined the law firm of Cramer & Anderson as a partner. ...Read More

Judge Promoted, Six Others Apply for Vacancy on Workers' Compensation Court 10/10/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 395 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Judge John R. Hoffert has been elected presiding judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court for a term that ends June 30, 2017. ...Read More
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