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Workers' Compensation News

CSC Wins Contract to Process Federal WC Medical Bills 02/01/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: DC | Segment: EAST | 306 | 0
CSC announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Labor awarded the company a contract to implement and operate the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs’ Central Bill Process (CBP) service.The contract, which was awarded during CSC’s fiscal 2011 second quarter, has a...Read More
Claustrophobic Corrections Officer Failed to Prove Mental-Mental 01/31/2011
State: IL | Segment: Top | 283 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A corrections officer did not prove that working in a prison "segregation unit" caused his claustrophobia, the Workers' Compensation Commission ruled, but a dissenting commissioner contended that his job clearly aggravated his preexisting psychological condition.The Illinois Workers&...Read More
Coakley Wants Felony Penalty for Mandatory Coverage Scofflaws 01/31/2011
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 132 | 0
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is pushing state lawmakers to toughen the penalties for failing to maintain workers' compensation coverage.Coakley said in a press rerelease that Massachusetts Senate Majority Whip Ronald Mariano, D-Quincy, and Sen. Katherine Clark, D-Mel...Read More
Chubb Net Income Dips 10.8% in 4th Quarter 01/31/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 344 | 0
The Chubb Corp. on Friday reported net income of $620 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, down 10.8% from the $695 million in profits during the same period of 2009.For the full year, Chubb reported net income of $2.2 billion, unchanged from 2009."Chubb's excellent res...Read More
Court: Inspector Needed Expert to Prove Causation 01/31/2011
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 169 | 0
A Raytheon employee should have provided expert medical evidence to prove that a work incident caused her eye problems and headaches, an Arizona appellate court ruled. Case: Jones v. the Industrial Commission of Arizona, No. 2 CA-IC 2010-0009, 1/27/11. Unpublished.Facts: Beve...Read More
Comp Bill Included in Package of Immigration Proposals 01/28/2011
State: GA | Segment: EAST | 158 | 0
A bill introduced in the Georgia General Assembly Monday to ban the payment of workers' compensation benefits to undocumented workers is part of a far-reaching package of immigration crackdowns that will be reviewed by a new immigration panel, according to a news report.The Gainesvil...Read More
Court Seeks Self-Insurers' Information for Trust Fund Assessment 01/28/2011
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 267 | 0
The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Court has issued a request to self-insuring entities for information by April 15 for the next Multiple Injury Trust Fund assessment.The court said that each self-insured employer and group self-insurance association must provide the court administra...Read More
CID Recovered $6 Million in 2010 01/28/2011
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 128 | 0
The Connecticut Insurance Department (CID) said it collected $6 million in fines and recoveries from insurers in 2010, based on consumer complaints and market conduct examinations.Acting Insurance Commissioner Barbara Spear said examiners in the Department&...Read More
Claimant and his Doctor Both Charged with Insurance Fraud 01/27/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0
A San Francisco County probation counselor and his treating physician are both charged with insurance fraud after the two allegedly conspired to conceal previous injuries from insurers, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.Prosecutors say county juvenile p...Read More
Carriers, DWC Discuss Complaints, Benefit Review Conference Policy 01/27/2011
State: TX | Segment: Top | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefAUSTIN, Texas – Division of Workers’ Compensation staff members told representatives of insurance carriers Wednesday that the agency made significant progress in 2010 in reducing its back...Read More
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