workers’ compensation News

Montana Investment Board OKs Transfer of State Fund Money

The Montana Board of Investments approved the transfer of $14.7 million from the Montana State Fund to the state’s firefighting fund by April 1. During a special legislative session in November, lawmakers set a temporary 3 percent management fee on …

Worker Injury Incidence Rate in Louisiana in 2016 Among the Lowest

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) reports that the rate of nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses among Louisiana’s private sector employers remained steady in 2016, according to a federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey. The state’s rate of non-fatal accidents …

What to Expect in Workers’ Compensation Pricing in 2018

Workers’ compensation rates in 2018 will be mixed, with some programs seeing pricing flat to down and others seeing spikes, according to a market prediction from the broker USI. In other words, market trends should continue as they did in …

Louisiana Work-Related Fatalities Decreased in 2016

The number of work-related fatalities in Louisiana decreased in 2016, despite an uptick in work-related deaths nationally that year, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Citing the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the LWC …

Two Killed, One Critical Injury After Accident at Pennsylvania Crane Manufacturer

Two men have been killed and a third was critically injured in an accident at a Pennsylvania crane manufacturer. State police say the accident happened Friday morning at Manitowoc Cranes in Shady Grove, about 65 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Trooper …

Texas Workers’ Comp Division: Nonsubscriber Annual Reports Are Due

Annual reporting for employers without workers’ compensation insurance must be submitted to the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) by April 30. By law, Texas employers that do not provide workers’ compensation insurance must submit two types of forms to …

Feds Investigating Fatal Fall at Nebraska Construction Site

Federal workplace safety investigators are looking into what led to the fatal fall of a construction worker at a Hastings, Nebraska, work site last week. Television station KSNB reports that Jeff Funke of the Omaha office of the Occupational Safety …

Normandy Insurance Company Hires Morton as Pennsylvania Field Manager

Normandy Insurance Company, a Deerfield Beach, Fla.-headquartered workers’ compensation carrier, has hired Kelly Morton as its Pennsylvania field manager. The multi-state workers’ compensation carrier recently began offering coverage plans to small, mid-size and large businesses in Pennsylvania. The insurer also …

Illinois Pallet Manufacturer Faces $91.8K Fine After Employee Injury

Federal safety officials have cited an Illinois pallet manufacturer for machine safety violations after an employee was injured while conducting maintenance on equipment. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited New Lenox-based Supplyside USA, and …

ACORD Names Maine’s The MEMIC Group Top Workers’ Comp Company in U.S.

The MEMIC Group, a Portland, Maine-headquartered workers’ compensation carrier, has been ranked the top workers’ compensation company in the U.S. by the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD), the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry. In a …