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Workers' Compensation News

Workplaces Safer, But Cost Of Injuries Still Rising 10/27/2003
State: CA | Segment: Top | 662 | 0
While American workplaces are becoming safer, the cost of on-the-job injuries continues to rise, according to the findings of the latest Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. "Managing the significant and growing cost of workplace injuries is a critical challenge facing all companies, rega...Read More
WV WCC Town Hall Mtgs To Address WC Concerns 10/23/2003
State: WV | Segment: Top | 110 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission will host the first of a series of informational "Town Hall" meetings Thursday in Huntington to discuss the structure of the new agency and legislative changes that went into effect July 1 with passage of Senate Bill 2013. The meeting will ...Read More
Willis Group Reports Record Results for 3rd Qtr 10/23/2003
State: NA | Segment: Top | 808 | 0
Willis Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, yesterday reported record results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2003. The Company also reported that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 16.25 cents ($0.1625) per s...Read More
WV WCC Responds to Challenge Of SB 2013 10/23/2003
State: WV | Segment: Top | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As requested by the State Supreme Court of Appeals, the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission on Monday filed its response to a legal challenge that could have a billion-dollar impact on the fund. "Although this case involves just one claimant, it directly impacts Senate Bill 2013...Read More
WV WCC Files 5 Injunctions On Default Accounts 10/22/2003
State: WV | Segment: Top | 87 | 0
The West Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission recently filed injunctions against four state employers and one out-of-state employer whose accounts with the Commission are in default. Injunction was filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court against the following: - Smathers...Read More
WI Voc Rehab Places 3% More Disabled Workers 10/22/2003
State: WI | Segment: Top | 530 | 0
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman announced yesterday that the department's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) successfully placed almost 3% more people with disabilities in employment than were placed in Federal Fiscal Year...Read More
WCCP's Orlando Fall Seminar 11/11 - 12 10/21/2003
State: FL | Segment: Top | 463 | 0
The Association of Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) presents its Orlando Fall Claims Seminar November 11th and 12th at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary. WCCP will offer two days of indepth coverage of the new 2003 Amendments and a suite of advanced claims topics. Th...Read More
Wagenfeld Levine Absorbs Kemper Legal Ofcs 10/17/2003
State: FL | Segment: Top | 407 | 0
Wagenfeld Levine, a Miami-based law firm that focuses on self-insured defense, is opening new offices in St. Louis and Philadelphia to serve its growing corporate clientele. Beginning immediately, Wagenfeld Levine will absorb Kemper Insurance Companies' field litigation offices in Miami, S...Read More
WCF to Sell Advantage Under Idaho Pressure 10/15/2003
State: UT | Segment: Top | 195 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Time is up for Utah's Workers Compensation Fund (WCF). Idaho's insurance commissioner gave the fund a Nov. 1 deadline to cut all ties with Utah government or get out of Idaho. WCF has decided, as a result, to sell its out-of-state subsidiary, Advantage. Advantage writes comp businesses in I...Read More
WCRI Conference Scheduled 10/22 & 23 In Boston 10/14/2003
State: MA | Segment: Top | 150 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute is having its ANNUAL ISSUES & RESEARCH CONFERENCE: MANAGING CHANGE October 22 and October 23, 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. Program Sessions: -The Future of Workers' Compensation: Opportunities and Challenges This all-day se...Read More
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