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Workers' Compensation News

Sedgwick Promotes Steven Penman to COO Position 01/30/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 541 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sedgwick announced Tuesday that Steven E. Penman has been named the company’s chief operating officer. Spending nearly his entire storied career with Sedgwick, Penman joined the company in 1978 and since then has served in several management and leadership roles. As chief info...Read More
Supreme Court Rejects 'Targeted Tender' Doctrine 01/30/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 663 | 0 | Popular with Legal
body {background: #FFF;}The Utah Supreme Court ruled that the two insurance carriers that provided overlapping coverage to an employer on the date of a worker's catastrophic injury were jointly ...Read More
Susan Novell Makes Name Plate at Adelson Law Firm 01/29/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez law firm has added Managing Partner Susan Novell of Oakland to the company's corporate name.The Adelson firm said in a press release that it added Novell to its moniker i...Read More
SWCB Revokes IME Authority 01/29/2013
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board last week revoked the authorization of an Endicott, N.Y., physician to conduct independent medical examinations.SWCB said in a regulatory notice that Dr. Mario Silvestri's authorization to perform IMEs was revoked effective on Sept. ...Read More
State's Workplace Deaths Drop by 15 in 2011 01/28/2013
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 166 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fatal work injuries in Nebraska totaled 39 in 2011, down by 15 from 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Wednesday.BLS Regional Commissioner Charlene Peiffer said the 2011 count was preliminary, with final data to be released this spring.Nationwide, a prelimina...Read More
Supreme Court Finds Retroactive Law on Dividends Unconstitutional 01/25/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A law passed by the state Legislature that allowed the Idaho State Insurance Fund to retroactively exclude small policyholders from dividend payments violated the contract clause of the U.S. Constitution, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled.In a unanimous decision, the high court reversed a de...Read More
Sedgwick Appoints Senior VP for Health Care Risk Management 01/24/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 341 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. announced the appointment of Ann Gaffey as senior vice president of health care risk management.Gaffey will direct Sedgwick's risk management and patient safety consultation practice serving hospitals, physician groups, health care systems, i...Read More
Supreme Court Clarifies Application of Amendment to Law on IMEs 01/24/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Supreme Court clarified that a statutory amendment which increased the authority of the Workers' Compensation Court to order an independent medical examination does not apply retroactively. Case: Hillcrest Medical Center v. Powell, No. 110116, 0...Read More
State Bar's Comp Section Presents Lien Webinar on Feb. 5 01/23/2013
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 621 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers' Compensation Section of the California State Bar is hosting a webinar entitled "All About Liens - Post SB 863" on Feb. 5. Judge Pam Foust will discuss all of Senate Bill 863's new lien provisions and associated regulations in an online webinar on Feb. 5, which is spo...Read More
Stop-Work Order Issued to Garment Businesses for Unsafe Machines 01/22/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A multi-agency group formed to battle the underground economy in California issued stop-work orders to a pair of Los Angeles-area garment businesses that were allegedly using unsafe machinery.The Labor Enforcement Task Force said Vinh Loi Inc., a garment contractor with 26 workers at two...Read More
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