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Workers' Compensation News


 

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Nurse Injured in Self-Defense Training 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 545 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a nurse who was injured while participating in a self-defense training course did not suffer an injury by "accident" that would have entitled her to an enhanced disability retirement benefit. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Says Worker's Estate Can't Pursue Wrongful Death Claim 07/14/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine ruled that the estate of a worker who was killed in a car wreck could not pursue a claim for damages against the worker's employer or the company that had hired the employer to transport its van. ...Read More
 
 

Alliant Acquires Mesirow Insurance Services 07/14/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 689 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Chicago-based Mesirow Financial has agreed to sell its insurance division to Alliant Insurance Services. Mesirow Insurance Services will join the All...Read More
 
 

3rd DCA Clarifies Ruling Overturning Award to Worker 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued a new decision clarifying its prior ruling that overturned a $571,883.64 jury verdict in favor of an injured worker on his retaliatory discharge claim. ...Read More
 
 
Judge Orders Payment of $350K in Restitution Following Worker's Death 07/14/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 604 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
A federal judge has ordered a scrap-processing company based in Rockford to pay $350,000 in restitution to the family of a man killed at one of its plants. Behr Iron & Steel Inc. also was placed on five years of probation under the sentence handed down Tuesday in U.S. District Co...Read More
 
 

Labor Department Adopts Updated Fee Schedule 07/14/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry increased the base rates for inpatient hospital services as well as the conversion factors used to calculate reimbursement for most medical goods and services. ...Read More
 
 

NCCI Appoints Former Vermont Insurance Commissioner as Regulatory Chief 07/14/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The National Council on Compensation Insurance has appointed the former Vermont banking and insurance commissioner as its chief regulatory services officer, effective Sept. 19. ...Read More
 
 

County Official Named Administrator of State Industrial Commission 07/14/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
Matthew J. McCall has been named administrator and chief operating officer of the North Carolina Industrial Commission and will oversee the agency’s budget and personnel, commission Chairman Charlton L. Allen announced. ...Read More
 
 

Seminar Offers Continuing Education Credits to Attorneys, Case Managers and Nurses 07/14/2016
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Kansas Department of Labor’s 42nd Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar will provide continuing education credits to Kansas and Missouri attorneys, certified case managers and nurses on Sept. 27 and 28. ...Read More
 
 
Workshop Will Demonstrate How to Keep the Workplace Safe 07/14/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation will host a regional workplace safety workshop in Edinburg for employers and workers on Aug. 23. Presentations will be on occupational driving safety programs, preventing workplace violence, personal security, how to prevent sprains and st...Read More
 
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