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Workers' Compensation News


 
Commissioner Posts New Financial Examination Reports 06/27/2013
State: WI | Segment: CENTRAL | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance has posted new financial examination reports about three workers' compensation insurers on its website. The commissioner posted reports about Sheboygan Falls Insurance Co., Pacific Indemnity Co., and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutua...Read More
 
 
CFO Hires New Communications Director 06/27/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 284 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced that Chris Cate will take over as his new communications director on July 8. Cate has served as communications director for Florida’s Department of State since 2011. He has previously served as a spokesperson for Florida’...Read More
 
 
Claimant Charged with Using Stolen Social Security Number 06/27/2013
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A construction worker from Lake Worth, Fla., has been charged with using a stolen Social Security number to file a workers' compensation claim, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Tuesday.The newspaper said Arnoldo Flores, 20, used the stolen Social Security number to obtain a co...Read More
 
 
Contractor Facing $49,600 in Fines for Safety Violations 06/27/2013
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a general contractor for violations of safety standards at a commercial roofing project in Paterson, N.J.OSHA said in a news release it is proposing $49,600 in fines against R. E. General Contractor for repeat and serious v...Read More
 
 
Comments Say Voucher Rules Target Undocumented Workers 06/26/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The latest supplemental job displacement benefit rules proposed by the California Division of Workers' Compensation would allow employers to avoid paying for the benefit by claiming an employee is undocumented and not eligible for modified duty, injured worker advocates say.The divis...Read More
 
 
Court Denies Rehearing on Police Officer's PTSD Claim 06/25/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 831 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court last week declined rehearing of a police officer's claim for a psychological injury, which allegedly arose out of his trauma from a standoff with a citizen holding what appeared to be a handgun.A divided court panel had ruled in April...Read More
 
 
County Bracing for Premium Increase and Deductible 06/25/2013
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 359 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Officials in Hawkins County, Tenn., are bracing for an 8% increase in premiums and a $2,500 deductible on workers' injuries following chronic violations found during safety inspections, the Rogersville Review reported.The newspaper said the county's Safety Committee met late Thur...Read More
 
 
County Bracing for Premium Increase and Deductible 06/25/2013
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Officials in Hawkins County, Tenn., are bracing for an 8% increase in premiums and a $2,500 deductible on workers' injuries following chronic violations of safety inspections, The Rogersville Review reported.The newspaper said the county's Safety Committee met late Thursday to di...Read More
 
 
Court Says Worker's Occupational Disease Claim Time-Barred 06/24/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The one-year limitation to file an occupational disease claim prevents a journeyman electrician from bringing a claim against his 2007 employer for a disease that was diagnosed in 2003 while working for another employer, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled.Case: Charles Baker v. Liberty No...Read More
 
 
CMS Contractor to Resume Collection Letters to Comp Attorneys 06/24/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The benefits contractor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will resume sending collection letters to attorneys in workers’ compensation cases.The Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Contractor is contracted to issue a letter known as the “Review of the Rights an...Read More
 
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