- Supreme Court won’t review Massey CEO conviction
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship’s conviction for willfully violating U.S. mine health and safety standards.
- Kentucky comp loss costs continue decline except in coal industry
The Kentucky Department of Insurance on Tuesday announced its approval of the 2017 rate filing provided by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, showing decreases in virtually every industry but that which serves coal.
- Benefits of safety technology elude construction sector
Technology could help address the growing problem of construction workers killed by falls, but the industry has been slower than others to adopt its use, says an attorney speaking at the CLM & Business Insurance Construction Conference.
- Comp rates set to continue downward trend in 2018
Workers compensation insurance rates will again dip in most states in 2018 as claims frequency declines and workplace safety continues to improve.
- LeClairRyan bolsters comp practice with law firm merger
LeClairRyan L.L.P. announced Tuesday that it has merged with the law firm Pizzo & Haman L.L.P., an expansion that adds to its practice an additional 23 workers compensation and corporate professionals nationwide.
- Medical marijuana an effective opioid alternative: Study
A small sample of medical marijuana users in Illinois say the drug has been effective in reducing their reliance on other prescription drugs, including opioids for pain, according to a new study published in the September issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.