Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:11:46 EST 10 BMX biker pleads guilty to workers comp fraud http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150420/NEWS08/150429973 20150420/NEWS08/150429973 A worker in Washington state pleaded guilty to stealing more than $14,000 in disability benefits after he was caught racing BMX bikes, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries said. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:57:58 EST Tennessee comp insurer of last resort to get new administrator http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS08/150419858 20150417/NEWS08/150419858 The National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. will serve as the plan administrator for Tennessee’s residual workers compensation market as of July 1, according to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:01:13 EST Arkansas workers comp rates to decrease http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150417/NEWS08/150419864 20150417/NEWS08/150419864 Arkansas employers will soon see workers compensation rate decreases in the voluntary and assigned-risk markets, the Arkansas Insurance Department said. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:26:50 EST Designer jeans subcontracting firms dressed in multimillion comp scheme accusation http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150416/NEWS08/150419878 20150416/NEWS08/150419878 The CEOs of two subcontracting firms have been arrested after being accused of an $11 million workers compensation fraud scheme, the California Department of Insurance said Thursday. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:43:36 EST Revised settlement offer filed in NCAA concussion lawsuit http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150416/NEWS08/150419884 20150416/NEWS08/150419884 Lawyers representing the NCAA and a group of former football players who are suing the association for head injuries in U.S. District Court in Chicago have presented a new settlement offer to a federal judge. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:48:17 EST Patient transport helps build bridge back to work http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150416/NEWS08/150419888 20150416/NEWS08/150419888 Providing injured workers with nonemergency transportation services can improve outcomes and return-to-work times. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:22:05 EST OSHA targets firm making plastic balls used in fracking http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150415/NEWS08/150419909 20150415/NEWS08/150419909 The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it may fine a manufacturing company in New York for 48 alleged violations of workplace safety regulations. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:34:39 EST School district liable for injured teacher's unauthorized medical costs http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150415/NEWS08/150419910 20150415/NEWS08/150419910 A Tennessee teacher who fell in her classroom is entitled to an 8% impairment rating, and her employer is obligated to cover her unauthorized medical expenses under a workers compensation claim, the state’s Supreme Court ruled. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:08:17 EST Drywall contracting firm hit with $1 million comp repay http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150415/NEWS08/150419912 20150415/NEWS08/150419912 The owner of a former Washington state drywall contracting firm has been ordered to pay $1 million in delinquent workers compensation premiums and penalties after a state insurance board found that he misclassified his employees as co-owners to avoid... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:56:44 EST High Court won’t consider case ordering Mexican firm to repay workers comp http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150415/NEWS08/150419919 20150415/NEWS08/150419919 The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider the case of a Mexican transportation company ordered to repay the state of Arizona for workers compensation benefits paid to a Mexican truck driver who was injured in state. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:06:55 EST