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Workers' Compensation News

Insurer Can Collect From Economic Damages Only 09/05/2007
State: VT | Segment: Courts | 125 | 0
A workers' compensation carrier has a right to be reimbursed from the economic damages portion of an insurance award to prevent double recovery, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled. The high court said that insurance awards -- namely from uninsured motorist policies -- must be apportioned into...Read More
IIABNY Offering Courses Throughout New York 09/04/2007
State: NY | Segment: Events | 382 | 0
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York is offering several courses for insurance professionals offered at locations across the Empire State in September. Based on member demand, IIABNY created a course on cyber security entitled, "Confidently Confronting Computer Crime by Bein...Read More
Ill. 4th: Repetitive Trauma Requires Accident Date 08/30/2007
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 109 | 0
Repetitive trauma claims require an accident date and can be denied for failure to timely notify, an Illinois court ruled. The Appellate Court of Illinois 4th District rejected the claimant's contention that the 45-day rule of notice of injury or exposure did not apply to his claim....Read More
Ill. 1st: Driver Shot in Taxi Isn't Cab Company's Employee 08/29/2007
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The family of a driver shot and killed in the taxi he regularly leased is not eligible for workers' compensation death benefits from the cab company, an Illinois court ruled. In West Cab Co. Inc. v. The Industrial Commission, 1--06--2566WC, 08/21/2007, the Appellate Court of Illi...Read More
Ill. 2nd: Signed Release Didn't Apply to Comp Claim 08/29/2007
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer must obtain approval from the Workers' Compensation Commission for release of a workers' compensation claim, the Illinois 2nd District Appellate Court ruled. The employer in the case said it believed the release of all claims that its employee signed covered workers' compensa...Read More
Indemnity Agreement Can Cover All 'Contractors' 08/27/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 155 | 0
The Texas Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, reversed and remanded a dispute over whether the Labor Code requires a contractor covered by workers' compensation insurance to indemnify third parties only if a specific written agreement exists between them. In the case, No. 05-0202, Energy Se...Read More
Interim Admission Forms Ready for Captives 08/24/2007
State: MO | Segment: Regulatory | 190 | 0
The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration reported it is providing interim forms to help implement legislation allowing formation of captive insurance companies. The department reports captive insurers could bring as much as $10 million in ...Read More
IWIF Promotes Former Auditor to CFO 08/22/2007
State: MD | Segment: Business | 170 | 0
IWIF on Tuesday the promotion of certified public accountant Paige Beck as its executive vice president and chief financial officer. Beck oversees all financial activities, including preparing financial reports, summaries and forecasts for business growth, and tracks the general economic ...Read More
Insurers Challenge Proposed Surgical Fee Increase 08/16/2007
State: TX | Segment: Top | 174 | 0
Higher rates for surgical procedures won't mean better access for injured workers and could result in unnecessary surgeries, a Texas insurance spokesman said. Steve Nichols of the Insurance Council of Texas said that his members are concerned by recommendations by the Office of Injured Em...Read More
Inspectors Found Retreat Mining Done Correctly 08/16/2007
State: PA | Segment: Regulatory | 87 | 0
Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty reported unannounced inspections Aug. 13 at two mine sites where retreat mining is taking place show the operations are being conducted safely. McGinty said the inspections were made at the direction of Gov. Edward Rendell f...Read More
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