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Workers' Compensation News


Third Point Re Names Two Underwriting SVPs 07/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 242 min read
Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. has appointed David Drury and Steven Wilson to the positions of senior vice president, underwriting. ...Read More

No Benefits for Window Washer Injured in Car Accident 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 105 min read
The New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled that a window washer was not entitled to benefits for his injuries in a car accident while giving a coworker a ride to their employer’s storage facility after the end of a work day. ...Read More

Democratic Candidate Lacks Work Comp Insurance 07/18/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts governor’s office neglected to purchase workers’ compensation insurance for his campaign staff, a possible violation of state law, ...Read More

L&I Fines Asbestos Removal Co. $229,700 07/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 64 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries fined an asbestos removal company $229,700 for exposing workers and the public to unsafe conditions. ...Read More

Comp Carrier Owed Benefits to Worker for Injuries From First of 2 Car Accidents 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an insurance carrier was responsible for the payment of benefits to a worker who suffered an aggravation of pre-existing conditions in a car accident that occurred before his employer allowed its coverage to lapse. ...Read More

Two Advisory Council Members Reappointed, Annual Report Released 07/18/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Two members of the Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation have been reappointed, according to the council’s annual report for the year ending June 30. ...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Worker's Malpractice Suit Against Former Attorney 07/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 233 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s malpractice suit against an attorney and her law firm, finding that the attorney had not misadvised her former client. ...Read More

Stakeholders Asked to Share Views on Pharmacy Fee Schedule July 31 07/18/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims is considering revising its pharmacy fee schedule and will hold a meeting for stakeholders July 31. ...Read More

Regulators Approve 11.7% Rate Reduction for Third Cut in Three Years 07/18/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The New York Department of Financial Services has approved an overall loss-cost rate decrease of 11.7%, the third straight year that the department has fully endorsed a recommended rate cut. ...Read More

L.A. Times Takes on Cumulative Trauma Claims 07/17/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1853 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
California’s largest newspaper tackled cumulative trauma claims with a front-page article Sunday, but observers said they don’t expect any late-session bills on the subject this year. ...Read More
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