- Maine announces 4.3% comp rate cut
- QBE North America rolls out comp program for transportation sector
QBE North America is partnering with High Point Underwriters and Midwestern Insurance Alliance to deliver a national workers compensation and occupational accident insurance program for the transportation market.
- Presumptive comp bill for nuclear site workers dies in committee
A bill that would have covered cancer and other illnesses under presumption for workers at the decommissioned Hanford nuclear site in Hanford, Washington, died in a Senate committee after lawmakers failed to put it to a vote.
- Employee fired for misconduct due comp benefits
The man was fired for having an altercation with his supervisor about a lack of work accommodations for his injured back.
- Industry groups ask for delayed enforcement of OSHA rule
Industry groups suing over OSHA’s controversial electronic record-keeping rule have asked a Texas court to delay the July 1 enforcement date for electronic reporting of injury and illness records if a stay in the litigation is granted.
- Personal injury suits could rise if OSHA's wings are clipped
If workplace safety enforcement by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration decreases under President Donald Trump’s administration, one possible consequence could be an increase in private enforcement via personal injury lawsuits.
- Active workplaces present trade-off between worker health and safety
With many workers spending the majority of their day sitting at a desk, some employers are encouraging employees to move during the day to improve their health. But safety experts say the trend could increase the risk of injury for workers, offsetting the health benefits.
- First impressions matter in comp claims
Early positive interactions with injured workers can help reduce their fears about the workers compensation process and their job safety, improving comp claim outcomes.
- Suits target safety violations to bypass comp
Injured workers and their families increasingly are turning away from the “Grand Bargain” of the U.S. workers compensation system and heading to court, particularly targeting employer actions deemed willful violations of workplace safety rules.