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Workers' Compensation News


Subsequent Injuries Are Common and Costly, Report Finds 06/06/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 93 min read
Far from being a rare occurrence, subsequent workplace injuries in employees who have already suffered one work-related injury are “common and costly,” according to a new report from the Texas D...Read More

Sunz Acquires Case Management Company Ascential 06/06/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Sunz Holdings has acquired Ascential Care Partners LLC, a national, accredited case management and utilization review company. ...Read More

SAIF Hires Chief Actuarial Officer 06/06/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. has hired Laura Robison as its new chief actuarial officer. ...Read More
SAIF Corp. Board Meeting to Discuss Finances, Dividends 06/05/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 95 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
The board of directors for Oregon’s SAIF Corp. will discuss dividends and finances during a meeting Wednesday in Salem. Directors are scheduled to only discuss a dividend, not to vote on any recommendation. The agenda for the meeting doesn’t have any information about the pote...Read More

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Special Funds Case; Could Cost Insurers More Than $1 Billion 06/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and its subsidiaries brought over the discontinuation of New York's fund for reopened claims. ...Read More

Second-Injury Fund Facing Insolvency in Months, but No Action on Solutions 06/04/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 343 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
With the clock ticking, Oklahoma regulators are pinning their hopes on little more than a yet-to-be formed study commission to figure out a way to save the 75-year-old second-injury trust fund from insolvency. ...Read More

Self-Insureds Must Dot Their I's on New Application Forms, Board Says 06/04/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Indiana's workers' compensation board has released new application forms and guidelines for self-insurers, and the agency is urging employers to make sure they complete the form in full. ...Read More

State Stands Out for Rapid Cost Growth, Cost Per Claim 06/01/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Workers’ compensation total costs per claim in Louisiana were the highest in a recent study of 18 states conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. ...Read More

Staffing Firm Owner and Daughter Accused of Defrauding Comp Insurer 06/01/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The owner of a Massachusetts temporary employment agency, and her daughter, face insurance fraud charges for allegedly disguising the size of the company’s payroll to avoid workers’ compensation premiums. ...Read More

Surge in Workplace Deaths and Injuries Worries State Officials 05/31/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Hawaii, which normally enjoys a far lower occupational injury and fatality rate than the national average, experienced a surge of serious workplace accidents and deaths during the first three weeks in May. ...Read More
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