Workers' Compensation News
Bids Invited for Shares of Lumbermens Subsidiary
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The Office of the Special Deputy Receiver in the Illinois Department of Insurance has issued an invitation for bids to buy all shares of stock of Specialty Surplus Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co., which is in liquidation.
Benefit Increases Take Effect Jan. 1
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Legislation increasing the cap on permanent total disability benefits to 133% of Oregon’s average weekly wage takes effect for injuries occurring on or after Jan. 1, the Workers’ Compensation Division said in an ...
Brady Risk Management Opens New England Branch
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Brady Risk Management Inc. has opened Brady Risk New England, a property and casualty managing general insurance agency in Portland, Maine, to serve retail insurance agencies in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.
Bakery Cited for Alleged Fire, Amputation Hazards
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A commercial bakery in Medley, Florida, is facing $129,145 in proposed penalties after federal safety inspectors found the company exposed workers to noise and the risk of amputation or fire.
Bundled-Payment Addiction Program Starts Seeing Results
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
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Not all injured workers who have received treatment through a workers’ comp bundled-payment addiction program at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been on massive doses of opioids.
Budget, Legislation on Agenda for WC Board Meeting
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The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board will discuss legislation, its budget for fiscal year 2018 and proposed medical fee schedule amendments during a meeting in Anchorage Oct. 5-6.
Brendan Horgan Joins Midkiff, Muncie & Ross
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Brendan C. Horgan has joined Midkiff, Muncie & Ross in Richmond, where he will represent insurance carriers in workers’ compensation cases.
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Today's Round Up
GA - Inadequate Fall Protection Leads to Citations Against Contractor
Equipping construction workers with fall-prevention harnesses, but allegedly not tying off the harnesses to arrest a fall, has led to federal citations against an Alabama-based subcontractor.
Structural Subcontractors Service LLC was issued citations last week for one willful and two serious safety violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The citations carry proposed penalties of $102,669.
OSHA launched an inspection of the business on July 7 as part of the agency’s regional emphasis program to limit falls in construction. OSHA compliance safety a.
PA - Contractor Faces $191K Fine for Scaffold Hazards
The owner of a New Jersey construction company has been cited for exposing workers to alleged hazards at a Philadelphia job site, including allowing employees to work on a scaffold that was too close to power lines.
The owner, Vyacheslav Leshko, faces $191,215 in proposed penalties from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA last month issued citations to Leshko for eight repeat and two serious violations.
Responding to a complaint of unsafe working conditions, OSHA inspectors in March found employees performing masonry and bricklaying while on a scaffold that was dange.
AK - Contractor Drops Appeal of Fine for Fatal Accident
A contractor agreed to pay $280,000 in penalties for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker, and an additional $12,500 for misclassifying the worker as an independent contractor.
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Mark Welty, operating as North Country Services, dropped his appeal of the $280,000 citation issued in February. He accepted the violations as “willful,” meaning he acted with indifference toward the health and safety of his employees, the department said in a statement.
Nicholson Tinker, 24, died Sept. 30, 2016, when a retai.
NATL. - Alliant Names New SVP/Pharmacy Practice Lead
Alliant Employee Benefits named Sal Morana senior vice president and pharmacy practice lead for hospitals and health systems as part of its expanding pharmacy consulting practice.
The company said Morana was a senior consultant in the national pharmacy practice of a global advisory and brokerage firm that Alliant didn’t identify in a statement released Monday. He had also had leadership positions in pharmacy divisions of other companies in the health care industry, according to Alliant.
Morana earned a doctorate degree in pharmacology and toxicology from Dartmouth Medical.
KS - Judge Orders State to Refund Money Swept Out of Work Comp Fund
A Kansas county judge has ordered the state to repay a little more than $3 million that it swept out of its Workers’ Compensation Fee Fund and other funds financed by user fees to balance the state budget during the height of the recession in 2009, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Wednesday.
Shawnee County Judge Franklin Theis issued the order late last month in response to a lawsuit brought by several group self-insurance pools. Former Speaker of the House Mike O’Neal, a Hutchinson attorney, represented the plaintiffs in the suit, according to the newspaper..
CA - Psychiatrist Facing Suspension Files Constitutional Challenge in Federal Court
CA - CAAA Takes Swing at Governor Over Veto of Apportionment Bill
CA - DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System
CA - Supreme Court Won't Disturb Decisions on Skin Condition, Travel Injury
CA - DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer
CA - Last Round of Briefs Filed Ahead of Hearing on Lien Stay Injunction
CA - Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims
NATL. - Research Links Job Stress With Work Injuries
FL - Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules
CA - Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Small Business Rep on State Fund Board
Oct 18-19, 2017
AWCC 2017 Educational Conferen
Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission 33rd Annual Educational Conference
October 18 &19, 20 …
Oct 18-19, 2017
The Nebraska Symposium is a two-day conference hosted jointly between the Workersâ€™ Compensa …
Oct 19, 2017
CSIAâ€™s 2017 Fall Confer
CSIAâ€™s Fall Educational Conference will be held on October 19, 2017 at the Walnut Creek Mar …