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Workers' Compensation News


Manufacturer Cited for Shock and Explosion Hazards 07/06/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $42,682 in penalties against a Miami manufacturer for exposing employees to electrical shock, fire and explosion hazards. ...Read More

Maximum Monthly Benefit Increasing 2.7% 07/03/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 97 min read
Maximum benefits for workers injured after July 1 increased 2.7% to correspond with the increase in Nevada’s average weekly wage, the Division of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More

Michele Briggs to Lead Human Resources at Combined Insurance 07/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 49 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 48 min read
Combined Insurance, a Chubb company, has named Michele Briggs as its senior vice president of human resources. ...Read More
Max TD Benefit Increasing Nearly 3% in 2019 06/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
The maximum temporary total disability benefit will increase nearly 3%, to $1,251.38 per week, from $1,215.27, effective Jan. 1, 2019, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced. The minimu...Read More

Multiple Injury Trust Fund Rebate Program Hasn't Been Repealed 06/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 226 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court overturned the denial of the rebate requests filed by two workers’ compensation insurance providers for payments they had made to the state’s Multiple Injury Trust, finding that the statutes governing the program have not been repealed. ...Read More

Max Attorney Fee Increasing by 4.57% 06/11/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 186 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 126 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division announced that attorney fees will increase by 4.57% to account for an increase in the state’s average weekly wage. ...Read More

MedRisk Names Kenneth Martino EVP of Business Development 06/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 221 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Kenneth Martino, former president and chief executive officer of Broadspire Services, has joined MedRisk as executive vice president of business development. ...Read More

Mitchell Acquires National IME Provider 06/08/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 263 min read
Mitchell International announced Thursday that is has acquired Medical Consultants Network, which operates a national network of independent medical examiners. ...Read More

Mandamus Was Proper Avenue for Employer to Challenge Award to Widow 06/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled that an employer followed the proper procedural path to appeal an award of death benefits to a worker’s widow by filing a petition for mandamus relief. ...Read More

Multiple Injury Trust Fund Assessment to Remain at 6% 05/31/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has set the Multiple Injury Trust Fund assessment at 6%, effective July 1. The rate is unchanged from the current level and is at the maximum allowed by statute. ...Read More
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