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Workers' Compensation News

Mississippi Police Officer Fired in Work Comp Case 04/13/2007
State: MS | Segment: Courts | 77 | 0
The city council in Vicksburg, Miss., Tuesday fired a veteran police officer, ruling that he failed to provide documentation to prove that he was able to perform the duties of his job. Rudolph Walker, a Vicksburg patrol officer and brother of the Mississippi River town's former mayor, rec...Read More
Marsh Appoints U.S. Consumer Business Leader 04/13/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 56 | 0
Marsh Inc. announced Thursday that it appointed Rob McGinnis as the leader of its U.S. Consumer Business, which includes the U.S. operations of the firm's Affinity, Program, and Private Client Services businesses. McGinnis arrives at Marsh with a proven track record of driving growth and i...Read More
Meat Processor Draws 37 Citations, $180,900 in Fines 04/12/2007
State: NE | Segment: Safety | 147 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Premium Protein Products of Hastings, Neb., for 37 alleged safety and health violations and levied fines totaling $180,900. OSHA opened an inspection of the meat processing facility in October after receiving information alleging vio...Read More
Mediator Promoted to Judicial Director 04/11/2007
State: SC | Segment: People | 133 | 0 | Popular with Other
Virginia L. Crocker, a former state workers' compensation commissioner and state legislator, was named judicial director of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. Crocker was serving as a deputy commissioner assigned to help with a pilot mediation program launched by the age...Read More
Mother Establishes Partial Dependency 04/11/2007
State: PA | Segment: Courts | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The mother of a worker who died in a work-related motor vehicle accident was a partial dependent of the decedent and is therefore entitled to workers' compensation death benefits, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania held. The case was Wyoming Valley Health Care Systems v. Workers' C...Read More
Michigan Brokerage Receives Honors 04/11/2007
State: MI | Segment: Business | 53 | 0
Creative Benefits & Insurance Solutions, a Michigan workers' compensation, health and life brokerage, announced Tuesday that it was recently recognized for excellence by two organizations. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit honored Creative Benefits with a Goodwill Gold Star. Acciden...Read More
M Hayes Merges With Firm Specializing in Spanish 04/11/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 207 | 0
M Hayes, a national managed care company, added a Spanish language specialty to its line of business by absorbing the management and staff of Aurora Case Management, effective April 1. Aurora was founded in 1997 by Alberto Felix and specializes in workers' compensation case management and...Read More
Manchin Signs Mine, Workplace Safety Bills 04/09/2007
State: WV | Segment: Politics | 96 | 0
West Virginia tightened its coal mine safety laws last week when Gov. Joe Manchin signed legislation spurred by last year's spate of fatal mining accidents, the Associated Press reported. "We believe we have a whole lot of operators who want to do better" with safety, the governor said in...Read More
Man Arrested for Twice Claiming Back Injury 04/06/2007
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 71 | 0
A Titusville, Fla., man whom state fraud investigators say lied about a 1999 injury to his lower back was jailed for collecting more than $180,000 in lost wages and medical benefits after claiming an injury to the same area in 2002. Florida Department of Financial Services Division spokes...Read More
Market Barometer Finds Comp Rates Down 12% 04/06/2007
State: NA | Segment: Business | 125 | 0
Workers' compensation rates fell 12% in March as the softening in the property and casualty insurance market continued, an industry watch group said Thursday. MarketScout reported that property and casualty rates overall dropped by 12% last month. Richard Kerr, chief executive officer of...Read More
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