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Workers' Compensation News

Newspaper Laments Sick Leave Checks 12/13/2005
State: WV | Segment: Politics | 72 | 0
A West Virginia newspaper on Saturday against the six-figure checks handed out to state workers' compensation employees who cashed in their sick leave while taking positions with the newly privatized Brick Street Insurance Co. The Beckley Register-Herald said only public-service employees w...Read More
Nevada WC Chronicle Cautions About Claims Letters 12/12/2005
State: NV | Segment: Regulatory | 238 | 0
Claims acceptance letters don't follow a standard format, yet they need to be clear and truthful, cautions an article in the winter edition of the Nevada Workers' Compensation Chronicle. "Most workers who are injured, especially for the first time, are intimidated by the appeals process ...Read More
N.Y. Governor's Comp Bill Protested 12/12/2005
State: NY | Segment: Politics | 105 | 0
Worker-rights advocates in Midtown Manhattan last week staged a small protest against Gov. Pataki's workers' compensation bill. The hour-long protest across the street from Pataki's office included speakers in several languages questioning the governor's compassion and his motive for propo...Read More
New Ohio Chief Explains Bond Strategy 12/12/2005
State: OH | Segment: Regulatory | 106 | 0 | Popular with Array
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will stay out of the stock market and rebuild reserves through a conservative bond strategy, the new top administrator explained last week. William Mabe said he expects bonds to yield a 5% annual return and reduce stock trading fees and costs by $30...Read More
N. Dakota Claimants Get to Gripe to Lawmakers 12/12/2005
State: ND | Segment: Regulatory | 49 | 0
North Dakota claimants who are unhappy with the state's workers' compensation agency get to gripe to a review panel that has the power to change the law. North Dakota lawmakers sit on the Workers' Compensation Review Committee, which last week began hearing from people who believe they've ...Read More
NY 3rd: Failure to Produce Results in Record Closure 12/09/2005
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 200 | 0
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that a Workers' Compensation Law Judge (WCLJ) has discretion to close the record if the carrier continually fails to provide additional required evidence. In Cross v. G.B. Hall Inc., No. 968...Read More
NY 3rd: City Liable to Vounteer Firefighter 12/09/2005
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Third Judicial Department of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court ruled that if there is an implied in fact contract between a City and its volunteer fire department, then the City may be liable for workers' compensation benefits. In Seminerio v. West Hamilton Beach...Read More
National Interstate Announces Management Changes 12/09/2005
State: NA | Segment: People | 69 | 0 | Popular with Legal
National Interstate Corp. on Thursday announced management changes that it said were designed to promote the company's previously announced organizational objectives related to its executive management team. Gary Monda will assume the role of vice president and chief investment officer....Read More
Northrop Grumman Given Top Safety Rating 12/08/2005
State: CA | Segment: Business | 195 | 0
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) has received the U.S. government's highest rating for excellence in workplace health and safety. The company's Newport News, Va., sector achieved the prestigious Star rating for the third consecutive time from the Occupational Safety and Health Administrat...Read More
Nationwide Indemnity Rating Reconsidered 12/08/2005
State: NA | Segment: Business | 53 | 0
A.M. Best Co. has revised the rating implication to developing from negative for Nationwide Indemnity Company (NIC) of Columbus, Ohio. The financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) of NIC remains under review following the third quarter 2005 decline in capital. However, t...Read More
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