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Arizona Official Wants Greater Protection for Injured Workers 01/15/2016
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 687 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A precinct committeeman in Mesa, Arizona is calling for increased financial benefits for the state’s injured workers and a tenfold increase in fines for insurance companies that wrongfully delay or deny benefits. ...Read More
Argo Group Announces Two Executive Appointments 01/15/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 1366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. has announced the appointment of Frank Mike-Mayer as chief underwriting officer and Mark Wade as chief claims officer, both serving the company’s U.S. operations. ...Read More

Amazon Shipper Accused of Ergonomic Hazards, Failing to Report Injuries 01/14/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $7,000 in penalties against a company that handles shipping for the online retailer Amazon for exposing workers to a variety of hazards and recordkeeping violations. ...Read More
About 1 Million Liens Remain After Jan. 1 Automatic Dismissal 01/13/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4007 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As of New Year's Day, there were fewer liens remaining in California's workers' compensation system than were filed in 2012 alone, according to data provided by the Division of Workers' Compensation. While there's no guarantee all of the 998,596 claims for which lien h...Read More
Aon Appoints Senior VP, Producer 01/13/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 790 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Aon Risk Services announced Tuesday the appointment of Jack Yelverton as senior vice president of the Southern California region and Fabio Simi a producer in its Los Angeles office. As senior vice president, Yelverton will provide risk management expertise and guidance to current and pros...Read More
Alternative Service Concepts Appoints Chief Operations Officer 01/13/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alternative Service Concepts, a third-party administrator, has appointed Pam Finch as chief operations officer. ...Read More
AG Urged CMS to Pay for Toxicology Services Her Office Was Investigating 01/12/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2014 sent a letter to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking to halt the federal agency's crackdown on payments for toxicology services her office had been investigating for at least two years, according to the Palm Beach Post. ...Read More
Auto Insurer Didn't Owe Coverage for Firefighter's Injuries 01/12/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 1595 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that a volunteer firefighter could not assert an uninsured motorist claim against the fire department's automobile insurance carrier for his injuries from a crash involving the department's fire truck. Case: Wise v. Thornhill, No. SD33715, 12/31...Read More

Attorneys Warn 4th DCA Decision Has Opened Door to Civil Liability for UR Providers 01/11/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4929 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A ruling by the California 4th District Court of Appeal last week has attorneys abuzz with theories on whether the exclusive remedy of the workers' compensation system may not be so exclusive after all. In King v. CompPartners, the court said that an injured worker could potentially a...Read More
Advice for Treatment of Psychological Pain Coming Soon 01/11/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Medical protocols for psychological pain will be introduced in Connecticut from next month, the state's Workers' Compensation Commission announced Friday. Practitioners, insurers and Connecticut's Medical Advisory Panel were consulted ahead of the introduction of the protocols...Read More
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