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Workers' Compensation News


Contractor Pays Restitution for Payroll, Comp Fraud 10/07/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 212 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 31 min read
A Helena contractor has paid restitution after pleading guilty to payroll fraud and failing to obtain workers' compensation insurance. Darren Boot...Read More

BWC Failed to Monitor Safety Research Grant Program, IG Says 10/07/2019
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 52 min read
The Ohio Inspector General has found that the Bureau of Workers' Compensation did not adequately monitor grant funding provided to universities in the state. ...Read More

After Worker's Fatal Fall, Cell Tower Company Owner Pleads to Misclassification 10/07/2019
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
Prosecutors in West Virginia are recommending probation, restitution and a $1,000 fine after a cellphone tower construction company owner pleaded guilty to defrauding his workers' compensation carrier. ...Read More

2nd DCA Publishes Ruling on Enforceability of Unsigned Endorsement 10/04/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 932 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The 2nd District Court of Appeal has ordered publication of a decision that established that an insurance policy’s limiting endorsement for special employees could not be invalidated just because the employer had not signed it. ...Read More

Self-Driving Vehicles' Benefits to Comp Will Be Gradual, Some Say 10/04/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 334 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Self-driving commercial vehicles are starting to hit the road, and while the technology may benefit workers’ comp, the impact will be very gradual, some say. ...Read More

Supreme Court Rebukes Comp Judge for 'Appalling' Actions in Trooper Claim 10/04/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: Top | 892 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A South Carolina workers' compensation commissioner, criticized for anti-claimant statements in recent years, is in the news again, this time after she received a sharp rebuke from the state Supreme Court. ...Read More

MEMIC Declares $22 Million Dividend, Applauds System Stability 10/04/2019
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 155 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The board of directors of The MEMIC Group has declared a $22 million dividend for its Maine policyholders, matching last year’s record-setting dividend. ...Read More

Helmsman Management Services to Acquire Eberle Vivian 10/04/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 269 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 442 min read
Helmsman Management Services, Liberty Mutual's wholly owned third-party administrator, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Eberle Vivian Inc., a regional TPA serving the Pacific Northwest. ...Read More

Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Claims Against Subcontractors 10/04/2019
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 250 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 192 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s personal injury claims against three subcontractors who were allegedly responsible for causing severe burns to his legs. ...Read More

Orchid Medical Announces Executive Reorganization 10/04/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Orchid Medical, a provider of workers’ comp ancillary medical management services, has named Paul Taylor as its president and chief executive officer. ...Read More
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