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Workers' Compensation News

Idaho Seeking Rehab Consultant in Boise 10/19/2005
State: ID | Segment: Regulatory | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Rehabilitation Division of the Idaho Industrial Commission is recruiting for a field consultant to provide services in Boise and surrounding area. The field consultant is responsible for interviewing, counseling, and initiating appropriate return-to-work plans for injured workers. Th...Read More
Idaho Industrial Commission Seeking New Offices 10/19/2005
State: ID | Segment: Regulatory | 72 | 0
The Idaho Industrial Commission is seeking 30,000 square feet of office space in Boise for a moved planned for next spring or summer. The commission sent out a requests for proposals last week seeking a location within three miles of the state Capitol building. The state is seeking a three-...Read More
Iowa Stops Accepting WC Record Requests 10/17/2005
State: IA | Segment: Other | 51 | 0
The longer-than-expected closure of the Iowa Records Center has put all but the most recent files out of the reach of claimants, attorneys and even the workers' compensation staff. Not wanting to build a backlog of requests for dated material, the state division has stopped taking any requ...Read More
Investment Pro Named to Ohio BWC Board 10/13/2005
State: OH | Segment: People | 83 | 0
An investment professional was appointed Wednesday to the commission charged with overseeing Ohio's state-run workers' compensation system. State legislative leaders announced that Denise Farkas, senior vice president of Spero-Smith Investment Advisers, was named to a three-year term on th...Read More
ICT Sponsoring Dallas and Austin WC Seminars 10/13/2005
State: TX | Segment: Events | 182 | 0
The Insurance Council of Texas announced that it will present its 2005 Workers' Compensation seminars in Austin on Thursday, Nov. 10 and in Dallas on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Brian C. Newby, Gov. Rick Perry's general counsel will be the keynote speaker at the Austin seminar. Texas Workers' Compens...Read More
Illinois Attorneys Alerted to Trial Changes 10/12/2005
State: IL | Segment: Regulatory | 74 | 0
Status calls and trials in Woodstock during November and December will take place on the first floor of the McHenry County Courthouse in room A140, the Illinois Workers' Commission announced this week. Also, Arbitrator Richard Peterson's trial dates The commission also wanted plantiffs a...Read More
IL Supreme Court Upholds WCC User Fees 10/11/2005
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the 2003 Budget Act, implementing "user fee" surcharges on workers' compensation insurance policies to fund the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, did not violate the state's Constitution.In The Illinois Chamber of Commerce vs. Filan, ...Read More
IIAB's Macheda Awarded Training Pro Status 10/11/2005
State: NY | Segment: People | 49 | 0
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York announced that Dee Macheda has been awarded the Insurance Training Professional designation. The Society of Insurance Trainers & Educators approved the award at a recent meeting of its board of directors in San Francisco. ...Read More
IL Ct: Fees Can Be Awarded Months After Settlement 10/10/2005
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 267 | 0
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the Industrial Commission has the authority to award attorney's fees to a claimant's former attorney several months after approval of a settlement agreement. In Alvarado v. The Industrial Commission, No. 98464, 10/06/2005, Angel Alvarado was i...Read More
IL 5th: Co-employee Not Liable for Contribution 10/06/2005
State: IL | Segment: Courts | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Fifth District of the Illinois Court of Appeals held that a co-employee is not liable for contribution on an injured employee's negligence claim. In Flores v. Palmer Marketing, Inc., No. 1-04-1867, 09/23/2005, Marine Flores was injured while working as a summer camp counselor...Read More
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