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Electric utility cited after electrician's arc flash injuries

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 04, 2016 - 10:34am CST

A Georgia utility company is facing $112,000 in proposed fines from federal workplace safety regulators after an arc flash severely burned an electrician at one of its plants.

National construction workplace campaign highlights fall prevention

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 04, 2016 - 10:30am CST

A coalition of government agencies, industry, labor and other partners are conducting a national campaign targeting the persistent challenge of fall-related fatalities in the construction industry.

Insurers sue NFL for access to concussion-related documents

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 02, 2016 - 1:54pm CST

Insurers are seeking to defend against the NFL's uncapped class action settlement for concussion injuries.

Ruling allowing disability payments after return to work could boost rates

By: Donna Mahoney

Published May 02, 2016 - 1:24pm CST

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in April that deemed it unconstitutional for employers to suspend workers compensation benefits for employees who went back to work after experiencing a work injury could make workers comp rates increase.

OSHA electronic injury reporting rule clears final hurdle

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 02, 2016 - 10:45am CST

The White House has signed off on a controversial rule that would expand electronic recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries.

Rule targets greater opioid controls for workplace injuries

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 29, 2016 - 2:11pm CST

Ohio's workers comp bureau has proposed a rule that defines best medical practices for using opioids to treat workplace injuries and illnesses.

Fall hazards result in fines for oft-cited contractor

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 29, 2016 - 12:30pm CST

A New Jersey contractor is facing another series of citations from federal workplace safety regulators and total proposed fines of $789,536.

Week in pictures

Published April 29, 2016 - 11:49am CST

The Business Insurance week in pictures is an eclectic mix led by a potential Liberty Mutual move to cut costs.

Finger amputation results in OSHA citations

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 29, 2016 - 11:05am CST

A Georgia battery manufacturer is facing $127,300 in proposed fines from federal health and safety regulators after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation.

Funding provision key to bill granting benefits to firefighters with cancer

By: Donna Mahoney

Published April 28, 2016 - 1:28pm CST

Connecticut lawmakers have voted to pay workers comp claims for firefighters who develop cancer.

Rulings issued in two high profile workers comp cases

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 28, 2016 - 12:51pm CST

Florida's high court struck down workers comp attorney fee schedules, but declined to review the constitutionality of the state's comp system.

Liberty Mutual looks to unbundle insurance, claims

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 28, 2016 - 10:14am CST

The nation's third-largest workers comp insurer is considering a strategy that could potentially lower claims handling costs.

Attorney fee ruling in workers comp case raises questions

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 28, 2016 - 10:08am CST

Florida workers comp experts are pondering how to fairly compensate attorneys without inviting additional litigation.

Employers to pay stiffer fines for not reporting severe injuries

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 28, 2016 - 9:53am CST

Employers are facing higher penalties for failing to report severe injuries and illnesses under a revised OSHA policy.

Crackdown planned on repeat workplace safety violators

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 27, 2016 - 2:30pm CST

Regulators could soon have additional tools to enforce safety requirements for employers that repeatedly put workers at risk.

Coal mines face tougher disclosure rules for black lung claims

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 27, 2016 - 2:15pm CST

Coal companies will have to release more medical information to miners with black lung disease, under a new federal rule.

Widow wins benefits almost six years after husband's death on job

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 26, 2016 - 11:54am CST

The widow of a worker who suffered a heart attack on the job is due workers comp and death benefits, a New York court ruled.

Employer fined after worker killed by conveyor belt

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 26, 2016 - 11:51am CST

A Wisconsin paper mill faces proposed penalties of $119,000 from federal regulators after a fatal workplace accident.

Regulators issue interim Zika virus prevention advice

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 26, 2016 - 9:46am CST

The CDC and OSHA have issued interim guidance for protecting outdoor workers and others from the Zika virus.

Mesothelioma victim's family wins asbestos award

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 25, 2016 - 2:31pm CST

A federal jury awarded $17 million to the surviving spouse and children of a worker who was exposed to asbestos.

Lawsuit claims workers comp insurers hacked into injured workers' files

By: Donna Mahoney

Published April 25, 2016 - 12:55pm CST

A California worker alleges Berkshire Hathaway and others hired private investigators to access workers comp claim information.

OSHA silica rule sets stage for legal battle

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published April 24, 2016 - 12:01am CST

OSHA's final rule on breathable silica has experts betting whether the agency's stricter requirements will survive judicial scrutiny.

Utilization review under fire in state high court

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 24, 2016 - 12:01am CST

At issue is whether utilization reviewers are protected from tort lawsuits under workers comp exclusive remedy rules.

Higher state fee schedules can drive patients into workers comp system

By: Donna Mahoney

Published April 21, 2016 - 12:23pm CST

Injuries that are tricky to diagnose as work-related are more likely to be classified as workers comp claims in states with pricy fee schedules.

Hailstorms dent Travelers profit

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published April 21, 2016 - 9:59am CST

Severe weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in March contributed to a 17.1% decrease in first-quarter net income for the insurer.

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