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Workers' Compensation News


Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries Was Flat Last Year, BLS Reports 11/08/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries in the U.S. held steady in 2018 at 2.8 per 100 workers, only the second time since 2003 that the injury frequency did not decrease, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday...Read More

WCS Posts Advisory Bulletin on COLA Changes 11/08/2019
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 11 min read
Nevada’s Workers’ Compensation Section issued an advisory bulletin explaining the impact of two bills enacted this year to increase permanent total disability benefits and death benefits. ...Read More

Advisory Committee to Review Premium Tax Audit Methods 11/08/2019
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 126 | 0
Idaho’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation will at its Nov. 13 meeting discuss premium tax audit methodology for self-insured employer contracts with independent contractors. ...Read More

Court Denies TTD to Worker Fired for Refusing to Follow Lifting Restrictions 11/08/2019
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to temporary total disability benefits after he was fired for failing to abide by the lifting restrictions that his employer imposed. ...Read More

DWC: Injury Rate Fell in 2018; Missed Work Days Increased 11/08/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
More than a quarter of the nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported by private-sector employers in 2018 resulted in days away from work, according to a report the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation published Thursday. ...Read More

Court Rejects Challenge to Allocation of Fees 11/08/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 56 min read
An Ohio appellate court rejected a worker’s challenge to the allocation of attorney fees between the two law firms that had helped her in securing benefits for an industrial injury. ...Read More

No Benefits for Teacher Who Fell in Parking Lot 11/08/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that a teacher was not entitled to benefits for her injuries from falling in the parking lot of her school as she was leaving for the day. ...Read More

Alliant Hires Shaan Merchant as VP in Bannockburn 11/08/2019
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Shaan Merchant has joined Alliant Insurance Services as first vice president in the company’s office in Bannockburn, Illinois. ...Read More

AmTrust: Average Retail Injury Results in 24 Days Off Work 11/08/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 222 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 39 min read
The average retail injury causes employees to miss an average of 24 days from work, according to claims data analyzed by AmTrust Financial Services Inc. ...Read More

AG Defends $4.3M Penalty, Saying ALA Knew It Was Not Authorized to Sell Comp Coverage 11/07/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 691 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
American Labor Alliance had to know its customers believed they were buying legal workers’ compensation coverage and that it was not licensed to sell insurance in California, the attorney general’s office argued in court filings supporting a $4.3 million penalty handed down last year....Read More
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