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Workers' Compensation News


Occasional Driving Doesn't Entitle Ag Worker to Comp Benefits 07/31/2017
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 214 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A person injured while filling a semi-truck tanker with liquid fertilizer was an agricultural worker, not a truck driver, and therefore is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More

Old Republic Reports $102M Profit in Q2 07/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 388 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Old Republic International Corp. has reported second quarter net income of $102 million, an amount that is roughly unchanged from net income in the second quarter of 2016. ...Read More
OSHA Fines Aluminum Manufacturer $1.9M 07/25/2017
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 243 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New Jersey alumninum manufacturer has been cited again by the federal workplace safety agency, and this time the government wants more than $1.9 million in penalties.  Officials from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected Alu...Read More

OSHA Accepting Applications for $10.5M in Safety Training Grants 07/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 238 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is offering $10.5 million in Susan Harwood training grants for programs that will help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety hazards. ...Read More

OSHA to Roll Out Electronic Reporting Site Aug. 1 07/17/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Friday that it will launch a web-based application on Aug. 1 where employers can submit injury data, a sign that the agency plans to move forward with its electronic-reporting rule. ...Read More

Orthopedic Stem Cell Company Announces Merger 07/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Regenexx, a Colorado-based company that offers stem-cell therapy for arthritis and injuries, has merged with Harbor View Medical and named Jason Hellickson as its chief executive officer. ...Read More

Occ Docs Emphasize Importance of Return to Work 07/06/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 767 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When Dr. Maja Jurisic worked in emergency medicine, she often wrote notes to excuse injured employees from work. But since becoming an occupation...Read More
One Call to Open Office in Springfield 06/30/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal
One Call Care Management, a workers’ comp medical management company based in Jacksonville, Florida, plans to open a new office in Springfield, Missouri, in August. One Call will occupy 31,512 square feet of a building at 1930 West Bennett St. The location will support all of One Ca...Read More

One of Rand's Fraud-Fighting Ideas Already in the Works 06/29/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2123 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two of the three main fraud-fight recommendations made by Rand Institute for Civil Justice will likely have to wait until next year, but California regulators are already working on one of its recommendations. ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Delay to Electronic-Reporting Requirement 06/28/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed delaying until Dec. 1 the compliance date for its electronic-reporting rule, which was scheduled to take effect on Saturday. ...Read More
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