workers’ compensation News

PCRB Proposes 5.99% Average Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease in Penn.

The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) has submitted a filing of Pennsylvania loss costs and related rating values with a proposed effective date of April 1, 2015. PCRB said in its Circular No. 1636 on Dec. 15 that its filing, …

Top 10 Casualty Insurance Trends for 2015: Marsh

While casualty insurance rates remain stable overall and new capacity continues to enter the market, certain classes of business continue to be difficult to place, according to Marsh’s U.S. Casualty Practice. The following report outlines 10 key trends that Marsh …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Louisiana over Offshore Platform Explosion

The wife of a man killed in a Nov. 20 explosion on a Fieldwood Energy platform has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Louisiana that claims the victim and his crew were told the piece of …

Former Bridezilla Surrenders in California For Felony Insurance Fraud

Anita Maxwell, who was featured in season four of the television reality series “Bridezillas,” has surrendered herself to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County on 14 felony counts associated with insurance fraud. A California Department of Insurance …

Louisiana in No. 2 Spot for Low Work-Related Injuries, Illness

The rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers improved to its best level since the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration revised its record-keeping rules in 2002. Louisiana ranked second-best among 41 states and the District …

Indiana Records New Low in Workplace Injuries, Illnesses

Indiana officials say nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses across the state fell to the lowest rate on record with 3.8 per 100 full-time workers last year. The Indiana Department of Labor says the annual rate improves on the 2012 rate …

Zurich Program Covers YMCAs, Camps, Jewish Community Groups

Zurich American Insurance Co. has launched a new product under its ZProgramsMatch specialty insurance program to protect YMCAs, Jewish community organizations and camps. The program, which is available through Zurich Program Administrators, offers property insurance; crime; inland marine; general liability, …

Sheriff: Woman Critically Injured in Iowa Warehouse

Iowa authorities say a worker at a beef jerky distribution facility has been critically injured after a pallet fell on her head. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office tells KETV-TV the woman was hospitalized in Council Bluffs. The accident was reported …

NCCI Proposes Decrease for Workers’ Comp Loss Costs in Vermont

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) recently delivered a workers’ compensation loss cost filing to the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. Based upon its review of the most recently available data, NCCI has proposed in its Nov. 17 filing …

Gas Line Fire Injures 5 Workers in Tennessee

Five utility workers were injured in a gas line explosion and fire in Memphis. Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke said three Memphis Light, Gas & Water workers suffered critical wounds, and two others had less severe injuries. He said the …