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Temp Workers Can't Bring Suit Against 'Borrowing' Employer for Car Accident 12/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 534 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that two workers from a temporary agency could not sue their employer's client, nor an employee of the client, for civil damages from an car accident that occurred within the scope of their employment. ...Read More

Department Approves 8.8% Rate Cut 12/19/2016
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 423 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Average voluntary loss costs in Utah dropped 8.8% at the start of the month, the result of a sharp decrease in claim frequency that is also driving down medical and indemnity loss ratios. ...Read More
DIR Announces New Supervisor for Northern Medical Unit 12/19/2016
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations announced that Kathy Stoner has joined the Workers’ Compensation Section as its northern medical unit supervisor. Stoner will work out of the agency’s office in Carson City, according to the winter edition of the WCS’ ...Read More

Origami Risk Acquires Claimwire 12/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1146 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Origami Risk, a company that provides software and services to the risk and insurance industry, has acquired Claimwire, a provider of automated workers’ compensation forms, compliance resources and regulatory information to the insurance industry. ...Read More

Contractor Cited After Worker Fatally Falls From Roof 12/19/2016
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 667 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 36 min read
On Brandon Horine's first day on the job for RP Construction this September, the 42-year-old fell off a roof while removing shingles from a home in Nampa, Idaho. The brain trauma he suffered ended his life a few days later. ...Read More

OSHA Fines USPS Mail Processing Facility $178K 12/19/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 525 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Federal work safety inspectors found that Virginia postal workers sometimes walked around and between moving trucks in the dark on the loading dock of a mail processing facility in Merrifield. ...Read More

BWC Investigators Net 8 Fraud Convictions in November 12/19/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation obtained eight convictions last month on cases involving workers' compensation fraud, including two in which suspects were found living and working in Florida. ...Read More
State Reports 18,380 Comp Settlements Last Year 12/19/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 565 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 12 min read
Workers’ compensation self-insurance security held in Missouri increased 4.2%, to $632 million, last fiscal year, while the number of self-insured employers held nearly steady at 2,989. Those are some of the figures included in a new annual report from the Missouri Department of Lab...Read More

Claim Processing Cost Factor Increasing to 19.72% 12/19/2016
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 505 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that the factor used to calculate reimbursement for carriers and self-insured employers that paid supplemental disability benefits to a preferred worker will increase next year. ...Read More
Judge Rules DWC Can Cap Air Ambulance Rates at 125% of Medicare 12/16/2016
State: TX | Segment: Top | 764 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
A Texas trial court judge has ruled that federal law does not prohibit the Texas Division of Workers' Compensation from setting maximum rates for air ambulance services. Judge Stephen Yelenosky, with the Texas 345th District Court in Travis County, late Thursday granted summary judgme...Read More
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