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Workers' Compensation News

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Five More in National Probe 04/19/2007
State: FL | Segment: Top | 204 | 0
A Florida federal grand jury probing the financial remains of failed professional employer organizations and a bogus California workers' compensation insurer has issued a sealed indictment charging five people with 25 crimes, a court document confirmed this week. Sources close to the inve...Read More
Firm Disputes CMA Charge of Misleading Tactics 04/18/2007
State: CA | Segment: Top | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Medical Association is warning physicians to be wary of "deceptive practices" by a San Diego-based bill review company, but the firm says the association has wrongly criticized a routine form letter that seeks to protect consumers from unfair balance billing. Three Rivers P...Read More
Friday Ceremony to Honor Michigan Rubber Products 04/18/2007
State: MI | Segment: Safety | 83 | 0
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) will present its Ergonomic Success Award to Michigan Rubber Products at 11 a.m. Friday at 1600 Holman St. in Cadillac. MIOSHA reported the award is the first Ergonomic Success Award issued to an employer since April 2005....Read More
Fla. Posts Web Presentation on Workers' Comp Benefits 04/17/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 93 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation announced Monday the addition of a PowerPoint presentation, "Injured Worker Workshop," to its Web site. The presentation provides an overview of injured workers' rights and responsibilities under Florida's workers' compensation law, informatio...Read More
Farmers Promotes Westerman to Executive Sales Post 04/16/2007
State: CA | Segment: Business | 131 | 0
The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies announced the appointment of Jim Westerman to senior vice president of sales. Westerman will be responsible for the distribution strategy, agent recruitment and administration, and advertising for Farmers. The insurer is the nation's fourth larges...Read More
Freight Terminal Operation Fined $109,500 04/16/2007
State: MA | Segment: Safety | 350 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued $109,500 in fines to Central Transport for alleged repeat and serious violations of safety standards at its freight terminal in Seekonk, Mass. Central Transport has headquarters in Warren, Mich. OSHA reported an inspectio...Read More
Florida Workers Lobby to Kill Deviation Bill 04/12/2007
State: FL | Segment: Politics | 74 | 0
Voices, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based injured workers' group, mounted an e-mail campaign to defeat a Senate bill that would exclude workers' compensation for injuries that aren't directly job-related whether the injury occurred on the job site or off. Senate Bill 1204, filed by Sen. Michael ...Read More
Florida DWC Posts Discount-Factor Bulletin 04/12/2007
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 107 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation filed a revised set of wage loss discount factor tables, which set forth criteria for discounting total wages, salary and other remunerations when determining wage loss benefits due for any week beginning with the 25th month after maximum medical improve...Read More
Former Okla. Firefighter Ordered to Pay Restitution 04/11/2007
State: OK | Segment: Fraud | 267 | 0
A former Tulsa, Okla., firefighter will pay more than $7,600 in restitution after pleading guilty on Monday to two counts of workers' compensation fraud and one count of perjury in Tulsa County District Court, the state attorney general's office announced. William Bradford Adams, 52, was ...Read More
Fla. 1st: Private Carrier to be Reimbursed by Claimant 04/10/2007
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 226 | 0
A claimant, not her employer, is responsible for ensuring the reimbursement of expenditures to her private health insurance carrier, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal ruled. The case was Nova Southeastern University v. Majnerich, 1D06-0601, 4/09/2007. Claimant Yve...Read More
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