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Workers' Compensation News


NCCI Recommends 7.6% Reduction in Voluntary Rate 10/17/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has recommended a 7.6% decrease for the Kansas voluntary market and a 5.8% decrease for the assigned risk market, the state Department of Insurance announced Monday. ...Read More

Truck Driver Didn't Leave Course of Employment by Returning From Trip Early 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 159 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a truck driver did not remove himself from the course of his employment as a traveling employee by returning from a delivery a day early because of illness. ...Read More

Guaranty Fund Liable for Insolvent Employer's Safety Violations 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the Kentucky Coal Employers Self-Insurance Fund was liable for the cost of an enhanced award to the family of a miner who was killed because of his defunct employer’s intentional violation of safety regulations. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Assessment Drops to Lowest Level in 22 Years 10/17/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Arizona employers will pay less to support the state’s workers’ compensation system than they did last year. The Industrial Commission...Read More

Comp Fund Gets Partial Restitution From Suicidal Woman Who Assaulted Cop 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 205 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a criminal defendant could be ordered to pay restitution to a municipal employer’s workers’ compensation fund. ...Read More

Police Department Outfitting Rifles With Suppressors to Save on Comp Costs 10/17/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Police officers in Spokane, Washington, will soon be carrying suppressed rifles in their cruisers in an effort to shield themselves from hearing damage and avoid related workers' compensation claims, according to a ...Read More
Pinnacol Holding Conference on Fraud 10/17/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 260 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado’s Pinnacol Assurance is holding its second annual workers’ compensation fraud conference in November. The two-day event will explore the keys to successful workers’ compensation fraud prosecutions, including tips on how to write reports of suspected fraudulent a...Read More

Award Upheld for Worker Who Admittedly Provided Inaccurate Discovery Responses 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker who admittedly provided incorrect information about his work and medical histories during the discovery process for a comp claim. ...Read More
WCD Holding Educational Conference in November 10/17/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 231 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division is holding its 15th annual education conference on Nov. 8 and 9 in Salem. The division said the conference is intended to increase understanding of the state’s work comp system but hast not published a schedule outlining specific ...Read More

McLeod Occupational Health to Host Seminar 10/17/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
McLeod Occupational Health, in partnership with insurance defense law firm McAngus, Goudelock & Courie, will host a seminar on workers’ compensation on Nov. 3. ...Read More
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