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Workers' Compensation News


Employer Failed to Prove Entitlement to Credit 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 963 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a municipal employer failed to establish its entitlement to offset contributions to a retirement system from the amount of benefits owed to an injured worker, and that the employer had unreasonably contested the worker’s claim. ...Read More
Williams Mullen Adds Aaron Siegrist to Labor and Employment Practice 11/29/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 712 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Aaron Siegrist has joined law firm Williams Mullen as a labor and employment associate in the Richmond, Virginia, office. Siegrist will help clients with all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation matters. He represents clients in cases involving discriminati...Read More

Greg Agnone Joins MEC in Group Captive Position 11/29/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 916 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Midwest Employers Casualty has hired Greg Agnone as director of business development for group captives, a newly created position. Agnone comes to ...Read More

Court Upholds PTD Award for Worker's Long-Term Exposure to Paper Dust 11/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 842 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to permanent total disability benefits for his repertory problems from exposure to paper dust over the course of his 42-year tenure with his employer. ...Read More

PTSD Bill Advances to Senate Committee 11/29/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 1047 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee next week will discuss legislation that would award first responders indemnity benefits for mental-mental claims for injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

DWC Sets Tax and Surcharges for 2018 11/29/2017
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 1206 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
The Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation is reminding insurers, self-insured employers, group trusts, and third-party administrators of the administrative tax and administrative and Second Injury Fund surcharges for 2018. ...Read More

Commission Proposes Tweaks to General and Procedural Rules 11/29/2017
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 952 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 59 min read
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission is proposing to update its general and procedural rules for the first time in five years “to maintain the efficiency” of the agency. ...Read More

Patriot Founder Mariano Selling Comp Carrier Ashmere Insurance 11/28/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2693 | 0 | Popular with Other | 1 min read
In the latest twist for troubled insurance-services business Patriot National, company founder Steven Mariano announced on Monday that he is selling Deerfield Insurance Holdings Inc. and its operating subsidiary, workers’ comp carrier Ashmere Insurance Co. ...Read More

Tort Malpractice Claim Can Proceed Against Attorneys Who Didn't File Retaliation Claim 11/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KS | Segment: Top | 1020 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though an injured worker can’t sue the attorneys who allegedly mismanaged his wrongful discharge lawsuit for violating a contract, he can still sue them in tort, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decided la...Read More

Bullock Replaced Board Members as State Fund Sued 11/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 1408 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Steve Bullock replaced two members of the Montana State Fund board on Nov. 17, the same day MSF filed suit against the state to block a 3% investment management fee to help balance the state budget, ...Read More
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