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Workers' Compensation News


Court Upholds Denial of Benefits to Worker for Alleged Repetitive Trauma Injury 01/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 852 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the denial of benefits to a state employee for her alleged repetitive trauma injuries due to her lack of credibility and persuasive medical evidence. ...Read More

Bill Would Limit Opioids Prescriptions in Most Cases 01/12/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 971 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Arizona physicians would not be allowed to prescribe more than a five-day supply of any opioid medications in most cases, under a bill introduced in the state Senate. ...Read More

Acquisition of Stonetrust Insurance Finalized 01/12/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 871 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The acquisition of Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co. by Wintaai Holdings Ltd. has been completed, effective Jan. 1. ...Read More

Lawmaker Renews Effort to Get Claims Database for Employers 01/12/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 821 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 71 min read
Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, is taking another run at requiring the Division of Workers’ Compensation to develop and maintain a claims database. ...Read More
El Paso Seminar Rescheduled for Health Care Providers 01/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 746 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the El Paso Small Business Development Center have rescheduled a seminar for health care providers and staff. Instead of Feb. 8, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at El Paso Community College, ASC Auditorium, 9050 Viscount...Read More

BWC to Host a Pair of Safety and Health Conferences 01/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 659 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
Registration has opened for two annual health and safety conferences hosted by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

AmTrust's Founding Family Proposes Privatization 01/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1260 | 0 | Popular with Other | 134 min read
Following a troubled year in 2017, AmTrust Financial Services announced that a private equity firm and members of its founding family want to privatize the company by buying all the common stock the family doesn’t already own. ...Read More

Judge in Massive Multi-District Opioid Litigation: Settling Will Do More for Epidemic 01/11/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 1034 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 68 min read
A federal judge presiding over more than 200 lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has encouraged attorneys to settle rather than push the multi-district litigation to trial, saying he believes a settlement could have a more meaningful and immediate impact on the country’s ...Read More

4th Circuit Upholds Award of Black Lung Benefits for Miner 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 719 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 49 min read
Three times was the charm for a coal miner who secured an affirmance of black lung benefits from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals after twice having the court reverse his awards. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Starts Sending Notices by Email 01/11/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 845 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has been sending attorneys of record notice of opinions and award by email since the start of they year. The commission said it will use only certified mail to provide notice when it does not know an attorney’s email address, or when notifyin...Read More
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