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Workers' Compensation News

NAII Concerned with Terror Act Guidelines to WC 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 41 | 0
The National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII) released the following statement raising concern about the Treasury Department actions towards implementation of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 as it applies to workers' compensation: The Treasury Department issued its second set ...Read More
National Workplace Injuries at All Time Low 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 28 | 0
The United States Department of Labor has released their statistical analysis of work place injury data from 2001. A total of 5.2 million injuries and illnesses were reported in private industry workplaces during 2001, resulting in a rate of 5.7 cases per 100 equivalent full-time...Read More
NY Gas Station Owner Defrauds Fund of $600K 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 45 | 0
Musa Eljamal, 57, of Ardsley in Westchester County, New York, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony charges of defrauding the state of nearly $600,000 by paying employees "off the books". Eljamal owns more than 20 gas stations, convenience stores and car washes.In addition, Courtesy Mobil Inc.,...Read More
NY Cases Differ on Definition of 'Spouse' 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 115 | 0
Administrative law judges for the New York State Workers' Compensation Board have served up two divergent views on whether a gay man or lesbian who loses a domestic partner in a workplace death is eligible for "spousal benefits."Legislation enacted following the World Trade Center disaster o...Read More
NCCI to Take Filing Actions re Terror Act 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 98 | 0
NCCI, rate making body for a majority of states in the US, has taken or will be taking, various filing actions as a result of the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 beginning this week:The following is a list of actions that NCCI says it has or will be taking: - NCC...Read More
NJ: Durability of OSHA Warning Makes State Case 12/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 225 | 0
A New Jersey Appellate Court has ruled that the wife of a man who was killed on the job when a drum at his workplace exploded can sue the manufacturer and her claim is not preempted by federal law under OSHA. In Beadling v. William Bowman Associates (No. A-0351-01T3, November 14, 2002) the d...Read More
NV Advisory Published on TD Explanation 12/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 68 | 0
The Nevada Department of Industrial Relations says that there has been some confusion regarding the application and availability of temporary disability benefits, and has published the following advisory: "Several questions we have received recently have highlighted misconceptions of the ...Read More
NAIC: Success of Terror Act Up to Carriers 12/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 49 | 0
The success of the newly enacted federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act hinges on how smoothly the implementation process will be for insurers faced with a number of compliance issues, says the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Enactment of the new legislation impose...Read More
New British Columbia Board Members Appointed 12/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 45 | 0
A new board of directors has been appointed by the Liberal government to restructure and rebuild the British Columbia Workers Compensation Board. According to Labour Minister Graham Bruce, boards in the past were appointed from both labour and business. This time, he says he person...Read More
NY EMT Wins Case for Lyme Disease 12/12/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 59 | 0
Denise Chapman's holiday gift was an award from the New York State's Workers' Compensation Board upholding a workers' compensation judge's grant of benefits to cover advanced Lyme disease. After fighting for five years, the Board voted Tuesday to uphold a decision granting disability benefit...Read More
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