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Workers' Compensation News

Study Shows Recession Slowed Rise in Comp Costs 01/04/2012
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan's deep recession has affected the workers' compensation system in the state, slowing some claim cost increases, a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) reports.The study, "CompScope Benchmarks for Michigan, 12th Edition," says that "amid recessi...Read More
State Fund Website Provides OSHA Reporting Assistance 01/04/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 206 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Utah Workers' Compensation Fund is making it easier for employers to comply with federal workplace injury reporting requirements by providing employers with a list of their comp claims and a way to determine whether the injuries must be reported.The U.S. Department of Labor's...Read More
Staff Hearing Officer's Decision Was Insufficient, Court Rules 01/04/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 243 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A staff hearing officer's decision lacked sufficient detail to describe how two claimants failed to meet their burden of proof, Ohio's 10th District Court of Appeals determined. Case: State Ex. Rel. Gonzalez v. Lewis Tree Services, No. 10AP-755, 12/30/11, published.Fa...Read More
Statute of Limitations Precluded Subrogation Lien, Court Concludes 01/04/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The three-year statute of limitations for workers' compensation liens barred the New York Liquidation Bureau's subrogation lien against a worker's third-party settlement, a New York appellate court concluded.  Case: PMA Management Corp. v. White, No. 11-00730, 12/30/11, ...Read More
Staffing Agency Not Liable for Worker Loaned to Second Employer 01/03/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WI | Segment: CENTRAL | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A temporary staffing agency is not required to pay the workers' compensation claim for a worker it assigned to an employer because the worker was injured while "on loan" to another employer without knowledge of the staffing agency, Wisconsin's 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled....Read More
Shareholders Approve Express Scripts Merger with Medco 01/03/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A significant majority of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions shareholders approved a merger of the two companies that would create the largest pharmacy benefits manager in the U.S., with about $100 billion in yearly sales, according to a report by the St. Louis Business Journal.W...Read More
Supreme Court Vacates Ruling on Adjuster Overtime Exemption 12/30/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a lower court ruling finding claims adjusters are not exempt from the state's overtime laws, without answering whether the adjuster should be exempt. The high court remanded to the 2nd District Court of Appeals the case of Harris v. Su...Read More
Social Security Offsets Constitutional, Court Concludes 12/30/2011
State: PA | Segment: Top | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Pennsylvania appellate court rejected an elderly claimant's equal protection challenge to Social Security offsets in a published decision on Thursday. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania determined that offsetting workers' compensation benefits with Social Security “ol...Read More
Statute of Limitations Didn't Entitle Insurer to Summary Judgment 12/30/2011
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A dispute over the applicability of a one-year statute of limitations to a city employee's asbestos claim is headed to trial, according to a new ruling from the Montana Workers' Compensation Court. The Montana Workers' Compensation Court denied the Montana Municipal Insurance...Read More
Second Injury Fund Sees $180K Surplus from 2011 Assessment 12/29/2011
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Indiana's Second Injury Fund's 2011 assessment saw a $180,000 surplus in comparison to what the Workers' Compensation Board of Indiana had anticipated, according to the fund's 2012 report and recommendation.Linda Peterson Hamilton, the chair of Indiana's Workers' ...Read More
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