workers’ compensation News

Hearing Set in California for Proposed Amendments to Lien Filing Rules

California’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued a notice of public hearing next month regarding a proposed addition and amendments to its lien filing rules. The primary purpose of this rulemaking is to implement legislative changes to the filing requirements for …

Cirque du Soleil Worker Dies in San Francisco

An employee with the Cirque du Soleil “Luzia” show died after being injured this week in what was termed an “industrial accident,” San Francisco police said. Officer Carlos Manfredi confirmed the death, and Cirque du Soleil said in a later statement …

Washington Workers’ Comp Rates for 2017 to Increase Less Than 1%

The average premium for workers’ compensation coverage in Washington will go up less than 1 percent in 2017, according to the Department of Labor & Industries. LL&I announced today the rate will rise by an average of 0.7 percent next …

Report: California Workers’ Comp Reforms Saving $1.3B Annually

A look back at the performance of a law reforming California’s worker’s compensation system that took effect in 2013 shows more than $1 billion in savings has been created. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau released a report on Senate …

National Study Finds Pennsylvania Improved in State Workers’ Comp Costs

A national study conducted by The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services shows Pennsylvania has improved its standing among states under Governor Tom Wolf’s administration in workers’ compensation insurance costs, Governor Wolf announced. The study ranks Pennsylvania 26th highest …

Researchers Find Evidence of Brain Injury in Young NFL Players

In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a …

NFL Players with CTE Sue to Force Teams to Pay Workers’ Compensation Benefits

A group of 38 former National Football League players have sued to force the NFL to pay them workers’ compensation benefits for the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) they say they developed as a result of head injuries they suffered while …

4,000 Businesses Earn $3M in Texas Mutual Early Qualifier Dividends

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has paid more than $3 million in early qualifier dividends to approximately 4,000 newer policyholders across the state. The payout is the final component of the workers’ compensation insurer’s $240 million dividend distribution in 2016. The …

Survivor of Deadly Texas Train Wreck Sues BNSF Railway

The lone survivor of a head-on crash between two freight trains in the Texas Panhandle has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages. The Amarillo Globe-News reported that Derek Schilling filed the lawsuit last week in Tarrant …

Kentucky Judge Allows Bevin to Appoint Workers’ Comp Judges

A Kentucky judge has cleared the way for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to appoint six administrative law judges to help ease a backlog of workers’ compensation cases. The ruling by Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd is a victory for …