Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:18:32 EST 10 Ex-NFL lineman defends his comp award despite 'Survivor' stint http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150130/NEWS08/150139981 20150130/NEWS08/150139981 A former football star is taking to the airwaves and flexing his muscles to prove he didn't commit insurance fraud. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:22:02 EST T-Mobile facing labor claim despite address mix-up http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150130/NEWS08/150139983 20150130/NEWS08/150139983 A New York state appellate court has ruled in favor of a construction worker who misidentified the location of his accident when he filed a labor law claim. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:23:04 EST Fight with employer bars worker from disability benefits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150129/NEWS08/150129786 20150129/NEWS08/150129786 An Ohio worker who quit his job on his first day of light-duty work is entitled to workers compensation benefits but not temporary total disability benefits, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:51:56 EST Did your celebrity endorser fall from grace? There's insurance for that http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150129/NEWS08/150129788 20150129/NEWS08/150129788 An American International Group Inc. unit is offering limits of up to $5 million through a product designed to help policyholders respond to risks from a celebrity endorser's fall from grace, scandal or unexpected death, the insurer said Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:08:08 EST Enstar unit buys workers comp insurer Companion http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150129/NEWS08/150129792 20150129/NEWS08/150129792 Enstar Group Ltd.’s indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, Sussex Holdings Inc., has acquired Companion Property & Casualty Insurance Co., a property/casualty, specialty and workers compensation insurer, for $218 million. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:44:16 EST Workers comp doctors collect much less under new California fee schedule http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150129/NEWS08/150129798 20150129/NEWS08/150129798 Physicians providing consultations to injured workers under California's workers compensation system saw a 31% decrease in payments in the first quarter of 2014 due to changes in the state's workers comp fee schedule. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:38:06 EST Employers to see lower workers comp rates in Delaware http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150128/NEWS08/150129821 20150128/NEWS08/150129821 An 11.5% decrease in Delaware voluntary workers compensation rates has been approved based on a recommendation from the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:52:37 EST Worker keeps big negligence award in Texas comp case http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150127/NEWS08/150129856 20150127/NEWS08/150129856 A Texas appellate court has affirmed a $5.3 million liability judgment against a Texas workers compensation nonsubscriber that was deemed negligent in the case of an injured employee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:27:18 EST Salvation Army worker's treadmill death compensable http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS08/150129888 20150126/NEWS08/150129888 The death of a telecommuter, who suffered a heart attack while walking on the treadmill during work hours, is compensable, and the man's widow should receive workers compensation benefits. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:28:24 EST Construction accidents lead worker deaths http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150126/NEWS08/150129892 20150126/NEWS08/150129892 Work-related fatalities in North Carolina increased markedly in 2014, data released last week by the North Carolina Department of Labor shows. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:51:13 EST