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State comp bureau recommends rate cut for public employers

Published August 28, 2015 CST

Public employers in Ohio may be in for a break on workers compensation rates.

(subscription required)Ontario mulls workers comp reforms

Published August 30, 2015 CST

Regulators want to change the way employers' premiums are set in Ontario's workers compensation system.

How should employers handle 'comp claim waiting to happen'?

Published August 27, 2015 CST

A company can refuse to hire someone it considers “a workers comp claim waiting to happen,” but experts advise against it.

Injured restaurant worker denied lifetime comp benefits

Published August 31, 2015 CST

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that one thing does not necessarily lead to another in the case of an injured worker who claimed that her back injury led to the permanent loss of the use of her feet.

Comp rate decreases recommended for two southern states

Published August 31, 2015 CST

National Council on Compensation Insurance thinks loss cost rates are too high in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Workers comp market claws its way back to stability

Published August 26, 2015 CST

ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. workers compensation market is stable as premiums continue to grow, but rising average claims cost and continued weakness in manufacturing and construction hiring could cause problems for the sector, experts say.

Law firm expands workers compensation practice in Florida

Published August 24, 2015 CST

Eagleville, Pennsylvania-based The Chartwell Law Offices L.L.P. has expanded its workers’ compensation practice with three new offices in Florida and seven new attorneys.

Disability fraud was so nice, state says she did it twice

Published August 31, 2015 CST

Nothing like a little double dipping into the insurance pool.

Firefighter who can't prove source of fungal disease denied comp

Published September 01, 2015 CST

Court rules Tacoma sufferer too short on employment-related specifics of infection more common in the southwest than the northwest U.S.

Injured worker's verdict in spring factory accident upheld

Published September 01, 2015 CST

Maybe Texas employer will rethink its decision not to participate in the comp system now that it has lost its appeal of a $780,000 award.

Texas employer not liable after worker beat up supervisor

Published August 24, 2015 CST

A Texas appeals court has ruled that a workers compensation nonsubscriber is not liable for negligence, despite failing to perform a criminal background check on a worker who assaulted another employee.

French woman granted disability for Wi-Fi allergy

Published September 01, 2015 CST

With the ubiquity of wireless connections, this ruling is nothing for employers to sneeze at.

Survey to open lens on company safety perceptions

Published August 31, 2015 CST

What do employees think of their managers' commitment to safety? Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. intends to find out.

Security guard can sue air show despite workers comp settlement

Published August 27, 2015 CST

A security guard who was injured when a tornado flew into the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In air show is pursuing a lawsuit against the show operator, despite already receiving comp benefits from her employer — and a Florida court has given her the green light to do so.

2.2% workers comp rate decrease recommended for Florida

Published August 25, 2015 CST

The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has recommended a 2.2% overall average decrease in Florida’s workers compensation rates, the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation said.

Tying illnesses to workplace is hard, comp expert tells conference

Published August 25, 2015 CST

ORLANDO, Fla. — Determining whether an employee's illness is being caused by something in the workplace, making them eligible for workers compensation benefits, is a complicated and often inconclusive process.

Crawford chief to step down

Published August 24, 2015 CST

Jeffrey Bowman is stepping down after nearly eight years at the helm of Crawford & Co., the claims manager said Monday.

California workers comp premiums could see another reduction

Published August 21, 2015 CST

California regulators are proposing another reduction in average premiums for workers compensation coverage amid improving loss experience in the system.

OSHA to award $10.5 million in safety training grants

Published September 02, 2015 CST

The health and safety agency to walk the walk when it comes to helping high-risk workers prevent injuries.

Ebola training helps improve health care worker safety

Published August 25, 2015 CST

ORLANDO, Fla. — Improved training on the handling of patients with infectious diseases may have contributed to a sharp decline in the rate of health care workers infected with Ebola.

California workers comp medical payments down

Published August 19, 2015 CST

Industrywide medical payments in California's workers compensation system declined by $100 million, or 3.7%, to $2.5 billion in 2014 from 2013, according to a report published by the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California.

Game of laser tag leads to workers comp benefits

Published August 19, 2015 CST

A North Carolina man who injured his knee playing laser tag during a mandatory company conference is entitled to workers comp benefits, a North Carolina appellate court has ruled.

California weighing closed workers comp drug formulary

Published August 13, 2015 CST

California plans to implement a closed drug formulary for its workers comp system and is consulting its counterparts in Texas and Washington state in its effort to reduce opioid use and overall costs, officials said.

OSHA renews ties with Mexican consulates in Texas

Published September 02, 2015 CST

And the health and safety agency again agrees to talk the talk of workers' rights for foreign nationals.

3.4% comp rate hike recommended for Virginia

Published August 18, 2015 CST

Despite recommending loss-cost reductions in most states, the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. is recommending a 3.4% increase in Virginia's workers compensation loss-cost rates.