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Workers' Compensation News


Postal Worker Gets Time to Add to Emotional Distress Claim 09/13/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana denied the U.S. Postal Service's motion , for lack of grounds, to dismiss an employee's claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress. ...Read More

Pure Premium Rates to Drop 14%; Premium Assessment Ticking Up 09/12/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 290 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon employers will see an average 14% reduction in pure premium rates next year, but state regulators want to take a smidgen of the potential savings back in form of an increase in the assessment rate. The Department of Consumer and Business Services ...Read More

Phony Claim, Assault on Co-Worker Result in 6-Month Sentence 09/11/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1391 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California man who beat up a co-worker and then filed a workers’ compensation claim over an alleged forklift accident the police say never happened was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to assault and insurance fraud, according to a ...Read More

PMC Hires Vice President for Midwest Region 09/08/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 325 | 0 | Popular with Legal
PMC Insurance Group, a national workers’ compensation specialty wholesaler, announced Thursday the appointment of Vincent Reh as regional vice president to manage its Midwest region. ...Read More

Psych Benefits Expire 6 Months to the Day of Physical MMI, Court Clarifies 09/07/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 275 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When Florida claimants develop issues such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder in conjunction with on-the-job injuries, they can collect benefits for those issues for only six months after their physical condition stabilizes, the 1st District Court of Appeal clarified on Tue...Read More

ProAssurance Funds Academic Research on Physician Wellness 09/07/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 171 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ProAssurance Corp. has announced the establishment of an endowed chair for physician wellness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. ...Read More

Pilot Reimbursement Program Extended Two Years 09/07/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 211 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has filed Rule 4123-6-01.2, provisional treatment reimbursement approval, with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. ...Read More
Proposed Rule Would Require MSF to Use NCCI Manual 09/05/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 653 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana State Fund would be required to adopt classifications from the National Council on Compensation Insurance Basic Manual for Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance under rules proposed by the insurance commissioner. A hearing notice published in the Montan...Read More

Parking Lot Owner and Maintenance Man Plead Guilty to Comp Fraud 09/05/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Toledo area man who claimed he was too visually impaired to work must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $15,000 in restitution after investigators found him driving, parking cars and directing traffic at a parking facility he owns in downtown Toledo. ...Read More

Patriot National in Midst of Turbulent Year 09/01/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1098 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In announcing a $20.3 million net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016, Patriot National founder and Chief Executive Officer Steven Mariano acknowledged the results were disappointing, while expressing optimism for 2017. ...Read More
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