- Florida insurers see rising fines for late comp payments, reports
Insurers and other claims-handling entities operating in Florida experienced increasing penalties for late indemnity payments and injury and illness reports, according to a report by the Florida Division of Workers Compensation released on Thursday.
- Case against NFL for workers comp for head injuries dismissed
A federal judge in Miami has dismissed a lawsuit filed in November against the National Football League by former players seeking workers compensation for chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
- Deere settles safety whistleblower complaint for $275,000
Deere & Co. has agreed to pay a former employee about $275,000 to settle complaints that it violated the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act by firing him after he reported unsafe working conditions.
- California closed drug formulary proposal puts spotlight on opioids
Closed formularies, such as ones in Texas and Washington state, limit approved medications for workers comp claims.
- Deadly oil well explosion leads to OSHA fines
OSHA said employers at the site failed to maintain well control while employees were troubleshooting a problem with a drill string.
- Florida contractors penalized after worker killed in fall
Federal workplace safety regulators have proposed a total of $91,536 in penalties against four Florida contractors after a worker fell nearly 11 feet to his death.