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Atlanta Company Teaching Workers How to Prep for IMEs 05/29/2012
State: NA | Segment: Top | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefAn Atlanta claimants' attorney and an orthopedic surgeon are marketing a series of DVDs intended to teach injured workers and other insurance claimants how to behave during independ...Read More
Actuaries to Study Upcoming Closure of SIF 05/29/2012
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Budget and Control Board is launching an actuarial study to determine the status of the state's Second Injury Fund (SIF) prior to its scheduled closing on July 1, 2013, the South Carolina Self-Insurers Association reported.Former Gov. Mark Sanford signed workers...Read More
AG Charges 2 Claimants for Lying about Prior Injuries 05/25/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed workers' compensation fraud charges against two claimants.William R. Richmond, 65, of Catoosa, was charged with three counts of workers’ compensation fraud in Wagoner County District Court after filing workers’ compensation cla...Read More
Appeals Court Denies City's Request to Overturn Decision 05/25/2012
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 891 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Missouri appeals court has denied a request from the city of St. Joseph to overturn several cases that found one of the city's "dangerous building inspectors" was permanently disabled in 2002 after falling in a motel he was inspecting. The man, Gary Pace, returned to work afte...Read More
Asbestos Removal Contractor Facing Fines for Violations 05/24/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is recommending fines of $56,000 against an asbestos removal contractor for eight serious violations at a work site in Buffalo, N.Y.OSHA said in a press release that inspectors cited Aria Contracting Group, of Orchard Park, N....Read More
Axis Promotes XL Executive to CFO at Parent Company 05/21/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 235 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Axis Capital Holdings Limited announced on Friday that XL Insurance executive Joseph Henry will join the Bermuda-based company as chief financial officer on June 18. Henry will also join the company’s Executive Committee and report directly to Albert Benchimol, president and chief ...Read More
Aluminum Products Manufacturer Receives $212,000 in Fines 05/21/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued 15 citations, with fines totaling $212,000, to Western Extrusions Corp. for allegedly exposing workers to a variety of safety and health hazards at its aluminum products manufacturing facility in Carrollton, Texas.OSHA began an...Read More
Advisory Committee to Discuss Draft Rules for Electronic Billing 05/18/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division electronic billing advisory committee will discuss draft rules and a companion guide at its May 24 meeting.The committee will explore potential timeframes for implementing electronic billing and the amount of lead time payers would need to ...Read More
Alleged Excavator Bucket Ride Brings Contractor $123,750 in Fines 05/18/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued two willful citations, with fines totaling $123,750, to DiGioia-Suburban Excavating, based in North Royalton, Ohio, for allegedly allowing workers to ride inside an excavator bucket to access a trench at a Bowling Green job site on Nov. 17...Read More
Advisory Council Meets June 26 to Discuss Reports, Claim Costs 05/17/2012
State: SD | Segment: CENTRAL | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation's Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council has set a meeting for June 26 to consider reports and hospital claims costs.The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in conference room No. 3 at the Kneip Building at 700 Governors Drive ...Read More
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