Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:10:05 EST 10 Doctor who overprescribed opioids gets up to life in prison http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160205/NEWS08/160209856 20160205/NEWS08/160209856 The fate of Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng serves as a stark warning to doctors tempted to engage in irresponsible painkiller prescribing practices. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:54:59 EST Lawyers warn of speaking freely to health and safety inspectors http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160204/NEWS08/160209886 20160204/NEWS08/160209886 Canadian employers and supervisors should rethink voluntarily giving statements to regulatory health and safety inspectors investigating workplace accidents given that such voluntary statements can be used against them in criminal proceedings, according... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:11:24 EST California medical review data 'too green' to predict effect on comp costs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160204/NEWS08/160209899 20160204/NEWS08/160209899 Study finds significant increases in average costs of medical-legal services. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:56:09 EST Did texting scandal derail Tennessee workers comp opt-out effort? http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160204/NEWS08/160209901 20160204/NEWS08/160209901 State legislative leader's leave of absence puts the Employee Injury Benefit Alternative, a bill he co-sponsored last February, on hold. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 08:15:41 EST Illinois roofing contractor cited for fall hazards http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160203/NEWS08/160209913 20160203/NEWS08/160209913 An Illinois roofing contractor is facing $115,500 in proposed fines from federal regulators for exposing its workers to fall hazards. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:14:31 EST OSHA cites construction contractor as severe workplace safety violator http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160203/NEWS08/160209914 20160203/NEWS08/160209914 It's the fifth time Connecticut roofer has been cited, and two of the violations are serious. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:08:57 EST Employer cited for poor training, safety in worker's fireworks death http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160203/NEWS08/160209919 20160203/NEWS08/160209919 OSHA proposes $42,000 in fines over explosion that killed employee taking inventory before Texas pyrotechnics show. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:45:43 EST Ohio manufacturer receives OSHA citations after worker falls 40 feet http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160202/NEWS08/160209952 20160202/NEWS08/160209952 Employee broke several bones in mishap while maintaining a crane, the second serious accident at TimkenSteel in a year. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:24:26 EST Hearing for Tennessee workers comp opt-out bill canceled http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160202/NEWS08/160209954 20160202/NEWS08/160209954 A Tennessee House of Representatives subcommittee hearing for a bill that would allow private employers to opt out of the state's workers compensation system has been canceled. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:34:44 EST Medical-legal service costs for workers comp claims up in California http://businessinsurance.com/article/20160202/NEWS08/160209958 20160202/NEWS08/160209958 Switch from flat-fee to hours-of-service rate schedule boosts costs an average of 66%. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:10:50 EST