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Workers' Compensation News

Kaiser Permanente Appoints Regional Chief for Occ-Med in So. Cal. 01/24/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kaiser Permanente announced on Wednesday that it appointed Dr. Sang Manoharan as regional chief of occupational medicine for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.Manoharan will lead Kaiser On-the-Job, Kaiser Permanente’s employer-based injury care health program, the co...Read More
KEMI Gives Direction to Schools Seeking Coverage after Trust Failure 01/18/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
School districts that lost workers' compensation coverage because of the failure of the Kentucky School Board Insurance Trust may apply for coverage from Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance starting on March 1 for policy effective dates of July 1, KEMI said on its website.The st...Read More
Kiln Operator's Lack of Skills, Injuries Lead to PTD Award 01/16/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A kiln operator is permanently and totally disabled because his work-related injuries and lack of job skills prevented him from returning to a competitive labor market, a Louisiana appeals court concluded. Case: Taylor v. Hanson North America, No. 2012 CA 0286, 1/9/13, published. ...Read More
Ken Ross Resigning as Pinnacol CEO 01/15/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After more than seven years as the head of Colorado’s state-chartered workers’ compensation carrier, Ken Ross on Monday submitted his letter of resignation as chief executive officer of Pinnacol Assurance.Ross’ resignation letter says he feels “it is time for me t...Read More
Kewanee Call Moves to Rock Island for 2013 01/04/2013
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission has issued a reminder that in 2013, the Kewanee call has moved to Rock Island.  The call will be in the Rock Island City Hall, council chambers, at 1528 Third Ave.For a listing of calendars, call sheets and trial settings, go ...Read More
KEMI Board Appoints CFO to Replace Retiring Fries 12/13/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance announced on Wednesday that its board of directors has selected Jon E. Stewart to serve as its next president and chief executive officer.Stewart will take over the helm of the state-chartered carrier upon the retirement of current President and...Read More
Kentucky Launching 1st Phase of Electronic Case Filing System 10/25/2012
State: KY | Segment: Top | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims (DWC) is launching the first phase of a program that will eventually allow attorneys to file applications for resolution of injury and all...Read More
Kissimmee Man Charged with Working as Fake Occ. Therapist 10/24/2012
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal grand jury in Orlando last week indicted a Kissimmee, Fla., man for using a stolen identify to practice as a licensed occupational therapist.U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill said in a press release that James Lewis, 44, was indicted on three counts of mail fraud, five counts...Read More
KEMI Deploys Risk Control Technologies Loss-Control Software 10/23/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Risk Control Technologies Inc. said Monday that Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance (KEMI) has completed implementation of its RC Inspection software to streamline its loss education and safety field operations.  RC Inspection allows insurers to manage all aspects of their fiel...Read More
KEMI CEO Announces Retirement in 2013 09/20/2012
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Roger Fries, long-time president and CEO of Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance, has announced his plans for retirement in 2013.Fries has led KEMI for 17 years and, in a company release, commended the accomplishments of KEMI's employees and said he looks forward to spending more...Read More
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