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Workers' Compensation News

Homeless Temp Worker at Law Firm Accused of Stealing Claimants' IDs 11/12/2015
State: NY | Segment: Top | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A homeless man stole the identities of more than 20 clients of an unidentified New York workers' compensation law firm, then went on a spending spree, evading capture for more than a year, prosecutors allege. Rafal Bogun, 33, compared to the character in a Leonardo DiCaprio crime cape...Read More

Nurse Hotline Program Shows Promise at PG&E 11/12/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 2244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
LAS VEGAS -- The number of worker injuries being reported at Pacific Gas & Electric is going up. But the company is happy with the result, because the injuries are being reported within a day or so of when they occur, a period when treatment is typically simpler and costs are lower. ...Read More
WCD Proposes to Tie Self-Insured Reporting Threshold to NCCI Split Point 11/12/2015
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 2059 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division is proposing rule amendments that would tie the self-insured employer claim-reporting threshold to the experience modification threshold set by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. Experience modification factors are calculated usin...Read More
Arch Capital Promotes Grandisson to President and COO 11/12/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arch Capital Group announced Wednesday that Marc Grandisson will be promoted to president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1. Grandisson joined the Bermuda-based reinsurer in 2001 and now serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Arch Worldwide Reinsurance and Mortgage ...Read More
Medical Payments Higher and Rising Faster 11/12/2015
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 432 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical payments per claim in Indiana were higher and rising faster than in most of the 17 states studied by the Workers Compensation Research Institute. The CompScore Medical Benchmarks study covers a five-year period to 2013, before a new hospital fee schedule went live on July 1 t...Read More
Chesapeake Announces 3 Key Appointments 11/12/2015
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 333 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Maryland's largest writer of workers' compensation insurance has announced three key appointments. Carmine D'Alessandro was recently promoted to vice president of legal services at Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company, responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds Award to Widow of Worker Killed while Asleep at Hotel 11/12/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 1272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits to the widow of an out-of-state construction worker who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while sleeping in his hotel room. ...Read More
Worker Must Show 'Synergistic Effect' of Disabilities 11/12/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a worker's inability to show how his neck injury had resulted in a greater disability because of the combined effect of his preexisting disabilities precluded the state's Second Injury Fund from having any liability to him. Case: Winingear ...Read More
BerkleyNet Appoints VP of Operations 11/12/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal
BerkleyNet has appointed Michelle Belluscio as vice president of operations. Belluscio is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Economics, the Woodbridge, Virginia-based company said in a press release. She previously served as the director of operations for BerkleyNet and has...Read More

MedRisk Appoints Executive VP for Customer Solutions 11/12/2015
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 424 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Marc Grandisson ...Read More
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