Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:40:56 EST 10 Sedgwick expands with specialized insurance claims service acquisition http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140917/NEWS08/140919872 20140917/NEWS08/140919872 Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire T&H Global Holdings L.L.C. and its subsidiaries, the Memphis, Tennessee-based third-party administrator said Wednesday. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:52:44 EST OSHA tightens reporting requirements for fatalities, injuries and illness http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140915/NEWS08/140919919 20140915/NEWS08/140919919 The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a new rule to tighten its fatality, injury and illness reporting requirements as of 2015. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:14:11 EST Wearable devices can be used by employers to track worker health and safety http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140914/NEWS08/140919933 20140914/NEWS08/140919933 Wearable devices could help employers improve the health and safety of their workers. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST NCCI recommends lower workers compensation rates for 15 states http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140914/NEWS08/309149977 20140914/NEWS08/309149977 An improving workers compensation market is driving the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. to recommend more decreases in state workers comp rates for next year. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST 2013 California workers comp reforms will define market for years to come http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140914/NEWS08/309149978 20140914/NEWS08/309149978 DANA POINT, Calif. — Legislative actions at the state and federal level will continue to define the California workers compensation market for years to come, according to experts monitoring the effect of recent workers comp reforms in the state. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:00:00 EST Workers comp industry needs strategies to combat opioid abuse: Panel http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140911/NEWS08/140919953 20140911/NEWS08/140919953 DANA POINT, California — Workers compensation professionals need a comprehensive strategy to address the risk of opioid abuse among injured workers, speakers said at the 2014 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:56:30 EST California may see stable workers comp pricing despite rate hike: Panel http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140911/NEWS08/140919966 20140911/NEWS08/140919966 DANA POINT, California — The conditions that have caused the California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau to recommend an increase in workers comp rates will not necessarily affect pricing in the near term. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:45:06 EST Missouri workers comp law bars negligence lawsuit against co-worker: Court http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140910/NEWS08/140919980 20140910/NEWS08/140919980 A construction worker can't file a negligence action against his supervisor despite the fact that the exclusive remedy provisions of Missouri's workers compensation law didn't cover co-workers at the time he was injured. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:11:23 EST American Apparel settles unsafe workplace charges for $1M http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140910/NEWS08/140919986 20140910/NEWS08/140919986 Clothing company American Apparel L.L.C. will pay a $1 million settlement for failing to provide a safe workplace after an employee died at a company worksite in Garden Grove, California. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:07:32 EST Illinois workers comp rates to drop 5.5% in 2015 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20140909/NEWS08/140909848 20140909/NEWS08/140909848 Illinois businesses will see a 5.5% cut in workers compensation rates as of Jan. 1, 2015, a spokesman for the state said Tuesday. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:51:56 EST