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Workers' Compensation News

Fla. 1st: Use of Company Vehicle the Deciding Factor 11/30/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 107 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The going and coming rule applies when there are no practical restrictions on a claimant's use of a company vehicle, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal ruled. The court ruled in Wilcox v. AG Mart Produce 1D06-1280, 11/28/06, on an appeal by Timothy Wilcox. He was injured in ...Read More
Fireman's Fund Elects Beneducci as CEO 11/30/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 110 | 0
The board of directors of Fireman's Fund Insurance Company elected Joseph J. Beneducci as chief executive officer of the property and casualty insurance company, effective Jan. 1, 2007. Beneducci previously served as president and chief operating officer. He succeeds Charles Kavitsky, wh...Read More
Free Chemical Exposure Program Set for Dec. 13 11/30/2006
State: VT | Segment: Events | 40 | 0
The Vermont Small Business Development Center and industry representatives will host a free program on chemical exposure in the workplace from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury. The program is sponsored by Project WorkSafe, Green Mountain Coffee Roaster...Read More
Foulke Announces OSHA Personnel Appointments 11/29/2006
State: NA | Segment: People | 76 | 0
Occupational Safety and Health Administrator Edwin Foulke announced key executive personnel appointments at OSHA, including two deputy assistant secretaries and a new chief of staff. C. Bryan Little, formerly of the Department of Labor's Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs...Read More
Florida CFO Doles Out Rewards in Insurance Fraud Cases 11/29/2006
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 73 | 0
Florida regulators say a tip from a co-worker led to the conviction of a building supply worker who claimed a job-related accident a day after he was involved in car wreck. The unidentified co-worker was among three people who collected a combined $2,500 from the state Department of Finan...Read More
Florida Bar Plans Winter Meeting on Reforms 11/29/2006
State: FL | Segment: Events | 49 | 0
The Florida Bar will hold its winter meeting and seminar on workers' compensation Feb. 4-10 in Snowmass Village, Colo., with a focus on surviving the legislative reforms of 2003. The conference, scheduled at the Silvertree Hotel, 100 Elbert Land, in Snowmass Village, includes sessions on ...Read More
Fla. 1st: Release Agreement Bars All Matured Claims 11/28/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 84 | 0
An agreement with language that releases an employer "from any and all claims and demands, past, present or future, known or unknown" that a claimant ever had or now has bars all claims that matured before the release was executed, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal ruled. The cour...Read More
Forms Seek More Motor Vehicle Accident Data 11/28/2006
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 122 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board revised two forms to obtain additional information on whether a worker's injury was due to "the use or operation" of a motor vehicle. Earlier this year the board revised forms C-7 and C-669 to include questions about if the injury was the res...Read More
Fla. Governor's Deadline Passes Without a Special Session 11/27/2006
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 76 | 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Jeb Bush let Wednesday's self-imposed deadline for calling a special session pass but said this week he would pass the baton to Gov.-elect Charlie Crist if differences couldn't be resolved. Bush said he would decide this week whether to make good on plans to call l...Read More
Fla. Justices Mum on Insurer Lien Question 11/27/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 90 | 0
The Florida Supreme Court has refused to rule on a certified question as to whether a workers' compensation insurer that waits for a conclusion of a tort action before filing a statutory lien is entitled to an equitable lien. The justices issued an answer in Summit Claims Management v. ...Read More
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