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Workers' Compensation News

Mass. Posts Voc Rehab Provider List 08/11/2008
State: MA | Segment: Regulatory | 124 | 0
The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) has posted a list of 49 vocational rehabilitation providers approved by the agency to treat injured workers.The authorization list, effective Aug. 1, was approved by DIA's Office of Education and Vocational Rehabilitation and...Read More
Manufacturers Association of Central New York, OSHA Renew Alliance 08/11/2008
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 72 | 0
The Syracuse area office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed its alliance with the Manufacturers Association of Central New York to provide the region's manufacturing industries with information, guidance and training to help reduce and prevent workplace hazards....Read More
Miss. Claimant Prevails in Depression Dispute, Wins PTD 08/07/2008
State: MS | Segment: Courts | 198 | 0
A claimant successfully proved that his compensable work injury caused a depressive disorder that rendered him permanently and totally disabled, according to a published decision from the Mississippi Court of Appeals. In a split decision, the appellate court granted Earnil Brown permanen...Read More
Mass. Work Comp Defense Lawyer Nominated as Judge 08/07/2008
State: MA | Segment: Politics | 86 | 0
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced he has nominated Northborough, Mass., workers' compensation defense lawyer Dennis M. Maher to become an administrative law judge serving on the state Industrial Accident Board.Maher works as counsel in the law firm of Black & Bynoe and p...Read More
Marsh & McLennan Reports $65M Net Income in Second Quarter 08/07/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 65 | 0
Marsh & McLennan Companies on Wednesday reported net income of $65 million for the second quarter, down 63% from $177 million in the second quarter of 2007.MMC said consolidated revenue was $3 billion, up 9% from the second quarter of 2007. Revenue growth was 4% on an underlying basi...Read More
MarketScout: Workers' Comp Rates Declines Moderated in July 08/06/2008
State: NA | Segment: Business | 244 | 0
Workers' compensation rates were down 7% in July, compared to a year ago, as the property and casualty industry as a whole saw moderating price decreases, Market Scout reported Tuesday.Rate decreases for property and casualty insurance in July were the same as in the previous month y...Read More
Medical Board Suspends New Braunfels Doctor's License 08/06/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 71 | 0
The Texas Medical Board announced Tuesday that a board panel has suspended temporarily suspended the license (No. G5884) of Dora B. Crandall, M.D., of New Braunfel, after determining that Crandalls’s continuation in the practice of medicine “presents a continuing threat to the public wel...Read More
MSF Reminds Employers to Get Certificate 08/05/2008
State: MT | Segment: Regulatory | 115 | 0
Montana State Fund is reminding employers to obtain proper documentation from independent contractors.Montana law, the company says in an advisory, requires employers to get an Independent Contractor Exemption Certificate from the Montana Department of Labor & Industry or proof or wo...Read More
Midland Office Sets Session Aug. 26 in Odessa on Designated Doctors 08/04/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 92 | 0
The Midland field office of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a “brown-bag” session on Aug. 26 on designated doctors.The free session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center auditorium at 800 W. 4th St. in...Read More
Mexican Worker Wins Benefits For Specific Loss of Leg 08/01/2008
State: MI | Segment: Courts | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Mexican citizen is entitled to workers' compensation benefits after breaking his leg while working in Michigan, because he was legally working in the United States and the injury precludes him from performing jobs with equal wages, an appellate court ruled.In the published decision...Read More
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