workers’ compensation News

Texas Air Liquide Plant Cited for Workplace Safety Violations

Federal safety officials have cited Air Liquide Large Industries US LP for workplace health and safety violations at the company’s plant in Corpus Christi, Texas. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration assessed penalties totaling $77,000. The agency cited …

Judge Tells Washington Woman to Repay $25K in Workers’ Comp Scam

A Washington woman injured in a robbery at her workplace pleaded guilty this week to felony theft. Yurizan Cuevas, 33, of Federal Way, reportedly worked full time as a nanny while claiming she was too disabled to work Cuevas was …

WorkCompCentral Founder DePaolo Remembered as ‘Innovative Thinker’

The founder of WorkCompCentral died on Sunday in a motorcycle crash, according to employees reporting on the website. David DePaolo, 56, was reportedly in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu Hills, Calif. in the afternoon when he hit an embankment, …

Workers’ Comp Line Achieves ‘Significant’ Profit in 2015: Fitch

The U.S. workers’ compensation insurance market achieved a “significant” underwriting profit in 2015, but trends call into question whether such a result can be repeated, Fitch Ratings concluded in a new report. For 2015, the workers’ compensation combined ratio came …

Illinois Emergency Medical Service Provider Fined $290K for Workplace Hazards

Federal safety and health investigators have cited Altamont Ambulance Service Inc. in Fairview Heights, Ill., for workplace safety and health violations and find the company $290,100. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Altamont failed to follow specific guidelines …

Texas Companies Fined $120K for Safety Violations, Workplace Hazards

Unsafe working conditions have landed combined fines of more than $120,000 for two companies operating in the Texas oil and gas sector. Exterran Energy Solutions LP and South Texas Specialty Welders LLC were cited by federal safety regulators for violations at …

A Financial Army Moves in When a Police Officer Is Killed

As America absorbed the news of five murdered Dallas police officers, Frederick Frazier grimly signed $2,000 checks, one after another. They were for the families of the slain. “So many people are calling and want to donate food, travel, but …

California Workers’ Comp is Biased Against Women, Suit States

California’s workers’ compensation system discriminates against women by judging benefits on the basis of stereotypes and ignoring harm done to women – such as refusing permanent benefits when a woman loses a breast to cancer, according to a lawsuit filed …

Workers’ Comp Disability Guidelines Withdrawn from Guidelines.gov

The Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) has withdrawn its Official Disability Guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse, a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. WLDI describes the ODG as “the …

Social Services Safety Group Gets $867K Texas Mutual Dividend

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has awarded a dividend of $866,958 to the Social Services Agencies of Texas workers’ compensation safety group. The dividend was earned based on the group members’ dedication to making safety a priority in their businesses and …