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New OSHA Program Induces Compliance 11/18/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
During the first 18 months of its Severe Violator Enforcement Program, the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted 288 investigations on employers that have demonstrated indifference to their legal obligations for safety by committing willful, repeate...Read More
NCCI Announces 2014 Underwriting Committee Meeting Dates 11/15/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc., the nation's largest provider of workers' compensation data, has announced its Underwriting Committee will meet four times in Florida in 2014 ...Read More
No Fee for Attorney who Failed to File an Application with the WCJ 11/13/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An attorney who negotiated a $431,099 settlement with a workers' compensation insurer is not entitled to a fee because he neglected to file an application, the Louisiana 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.Case: Lopez v. Isle of Capri Casino, No. 13-418, 11/06/2013.Facts a...Read More
NCCI 2014 Data Educational Program is Jan. 28-31 11/13/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 677 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance's 2014 Data Educational Program will feature 25 free classes emphasizing fundamental reporting rules, Jan. 28-31 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.NCCI's annual educational conference offers free inst...Read More
NIOSH Proposing Increases in 'Reconstructed' Uranium Intake Levels 11/07/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will consider increasing the recommended dose of uranium "reconstructions" for former workers eligible for workers' compensation at four nuclear power plant sites when it meets in a teleconference today.NIOSH will recommend ra...Read More
NYCIRB Posts Manual Correction 11/07/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 589 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board issued a correction to its Workers' Compensation and Employers' Liability Manual Tuesday based on changes in workers' compensation assessments announced by the State Workers' Compensation Board.NYCIRB President Monte Almer ...Read More
No Benefits for Neck Injury for Worker Hit by Box of Frozen Pies 11/07/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: CENTRAL | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Wal-Mart employee who was struck in the face and shoulder by a falling box of frozen pies was entitled to benefits for her shoulder injury from this incident, but not for her claimed neck injury, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled. Case: Armstrong v. Wal-Mart...Read More
NYCIRB Updates Assessment Process 11/05/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board has posted details of the change in workers' compensation assessments required by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2013-2014 budget.The State Workers' Compensation Board has announced it will reduce assessments from 18.8% of premiu...Read More
NCCI Seeking 2% Loss-Cost Increase 11/04/2013
State: MS | Segment: EAST | 418 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance reported that the frequency of lost-time workers' compensation claims in Mississippi increased between 2008 and 2010 but declined to 20.4 claims per million dollars of on-leveled premium in 2014.The Boca Raton, Fla.-based rate maker has ...Read More
NCCI Recommends 5.1% Rate Decrease 11/01/2013
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has asked Louisiana regulators for a 5.1% reduction in workers' compensation advisory rates that will take effect on May 1, 2014.The council attributed the 5.1% decrease to a drop in the frequency of lost-time claims in 2011, more favora...Read More
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