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Workers' Compensation News

Supreme Court to Decide if State Treasurer Must Post Bond to Challenge Comp Ruling 08/01/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 809 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Supreme Court will be weighing in on whether the state treasurer, as custodian of the state's Injured Workers' Benefit Fund, is exempt from the statutory requirement that any party seeking review of a decision by the Workers' Compensation Commission post an appeal bond....Read More
Safety National Opens Sixth Regional Office in Past 5 Years in Dallas 08/01/2014
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 649 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Safety National has opened its sixth regional office in the past five years with an expansion to Dallas. Safety National, which focuses on excess workers' compensation coverage, also has regional offices in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its headquarters ar...Read More
State Bar Workers' Compensation Section Gets New Leaders 07/31/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 719 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Winter Park defense attorney William H. Rogner this month took over as chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar. Rogner, in a statement issued Wednesday, said his leadership goals for 2014-2015 include fostering and improving the relationship that section ...Read More
Spokane County Estimates $200,000 Annual Savings from New Light-Duty Program 07/30/2014
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 354 | 0 | Popular with Array
Amid ballooning indemnity costs, Spokane County has implemented a light-duty return-to-work program that it estimates will save $200,000 per year. The county, which is self-insured save for a policy that covers high-cost claims, saw its indemnity expenses rise from $89,000 to $579,500 in ...Read More
State Misclassification Suit against Trucking Co. Wasn't Pre-Empted by Federal Law 07/29/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1031 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act does not pre-empt a state law cause of action against a trucking company for its alleged misclassification of drivers as independent contractors, the California Supreme Court ruled. Case: People ex rel. Harris v. Pac Anchor Transportat...Read More
Supreme Court: Dependents Eligible for Death Benefits Don't Need to Be Legally Married 07/29/2014
State: AK | Segment: Top | 636 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that the same-sex partner of a woman who was murdered at her workplace in 2011 is eligible for workers’ compensation death benefits, even though the couple was not married. The ...Read More
State BSR, Public Risk Pools Reach Proposed Consent Agreement 07/29/2014
State: NH | Segment: Top | 414 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire state Bureau of Securities Regulation and two public risk pools have reached a consent agreement that promises to resolve a long-running battle over regulation of entities that provide municipalities with health, liability and workers’ compensation insurance. The ...Read More
State DOL Issues 2 Stop-Work Orders in Downtown New Haven 07/29/2014
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 538 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Department of Labor issued stop-work orders at two separate downtown New Haven construction sites after workers fled the scene and contractors couldn’t show payroll records or proof of workers’ compensation coverage, the New Haven Register reported. At the Wells Farg...Read More
Sex Workers Allege Producer Denied Comp Coverage 07/28/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1220 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Two sex workers allege they were denied workers’ compensation for injuries that occurred on sets controlled by BDSM porn purveyor Kink.com, according to a report by the San Francisco Weekly. Aaliyah Avatari, who performed under the name Nikki Blue, said she had to use her private in...Read More
State BWC Releases 2013 Annual Report, Touts WCAIS Installation 07/28/2014
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has released its 2013 annual report, which touts the installation of a new computer system as its major achievement for the year. “WCAIS, the Workers’ Compensation Automation and Integration System, was fully implemented in 2013,...Read More
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