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Workers' Compensation News


VICE News: HB 2 Reforms Will Exacerbate Black-Lung Epidemic 07/13/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
An epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a lawyer for miners, on Thursday blasted a workers' compensation law set to take effect this week, saying it will make it harder for coal miners to get care in the middle of the worst black-lung epidemic on record. ...Read More
CopperPoint's Conversion to Mutual Insurance Holding Company Approved 07/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. policyholders have voted to approve changing the company’s corporate structure to a mutual insurance holding company. The conversion, previously approved by CopperPoint’s board of directors and the Arizona Department of Insurance, will take eff...Read More

Mine Operator Failed to Rebut Presumption That Long-Time Worker Died of Pneumoconiosis 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the widow of a long-time miner was entitled to black-lung benefits, since the man's former employer was unable to rebut the presumption that the employee had died of pneumoconiosis. ...Read More

Court Won't Disturb Allocation of Settlement Proceeds That Limited Carrier's Lien 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 185 min read
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania declined to disturb an allocation of settlement proceeds from a third-party tort action that kept 75% of the recovery out of reach for a comp carrier’s subrogation lien. ...Read More

Worker Claims He Was Fired for Filing Comp Claim 07/13/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
A St. Louis man who worked for a manufacturer of seating products has accused his former employer of firing him just days after he filed a workers’ comp claim. ...Read More

SAIF Announces $7.9 Million Retro Return for AGC Program 07/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Oregon’s SAIF Corp. announced a $7.9 million retrospective return for the 638 companies that participated in the group workers’ compensation program it runs with the Associated General Contractors. ...Read More

Greg Andrews Joins Alliant as SVP 07/13/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 32 min read
Greg Andrews has joined the Employee Benefits Group of Alliant as a senior vice president, based in New York. Andrews will provide customized benef...Read More

Court Vacates Award for Nurse Due to Procedural Error, Lack of Evidentiary Support 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An Arizona appellate court overturned a worker’s award for a facial scar and injury to her thumb due to a procedural error and lack of support in the record. ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Personal Injury Suit Against Employers 07/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A New York appellate court threw out a worker’s personal injury suit against her employers, finding she was limited to a recovery of workers’ compensation benefits as a matter of law. ...Read More

MLAC Reviewing 2019 Legislative Proposals 07/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Oregon’s joint labor-management workers’ compensation advisory panel said it is ready to start reviewing legislative proposals for the 2019 session. ...Read More
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