workers’ compensation News

Survey: Policyholders Want Digital Tools, Omni-Channel Experience From Workers’ Comp Insurers

Technology is changing how small business owners interact with their insurance carriers, according to a new study from EMPLOYERS, a national small business insurance specialist. Nearly one in four (23 percent) small business owners believe more online or self-service tools …

In Workers’ Comp, It’s Quality Not Quantity That Matters

Is this claimant supposed to be off work? Did I get enough discount on the services? Were those services even necessary? I would argue that the question everyone should be asking instead is: Who is your doctor? After all, the …

Colorado DOI Approves Nearly 13% Reduction in Workers’ Comp Loss Costs

Colorado businesses will see a large reduction in “loss costs” associated with workers’ compensation premiums in 2018, according to the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The department recently approved a large reduction …

Report Highlights Regional Differences in California Workers’ Comp Claim Costs

The Los Angeles Long Beach region continues to lead the state in workers’ compensation claim frequency (28 percent above average), while Silicon Valley comes at 20 percent below average, according to a new report released by the WCIRB. The numbers …

Missouri Man Sues After Workplace Accident Leads to Amputation

A northwest Missouri man has filed a civil lawsuit for a workplace accident that resulted in the loss of his lower arms. The News-Press Now reports that Brent Sherman was a sanitation worker responsible for cleaning blenders and other meat-processing …

Safety a Focus for Oklahoma Wind Turbine Maintenance Workers

For Kalon Moore and Jackson Rollins, it’s a sight they never tire of. Just about every day on the job, the two look out at the Oklahoma landscape in every direction for miles, several hundred feet atop a wind turbine. …

California Commuter Transit Agency Fined $220,000 in Workers’ Deaths

A Northern California judge fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $220,000 on Friday for the deaths of two workers accidentally hit by a commuter train. Laurence Daniels, 66, and Christopher Sheppard, 58, were killed in 2013 while inspecting a …

Fall Protection New to OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ List of Most Cited Violations

The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations, just ahead …

NCCI Looks to Future Issues Related to Medical Marijuana

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) released a final article in a series examining stakeholder concerns over medical and recreational marijuana use in and out of the workplace. The article, “The Marijuana Conversation: What’s Next”, addresses the concerns employers, …

Fall Deaths at Separate Construction Sites Spark Call for Safety

Two construction workers, one of them a father of five children, fell to their deaths at separate building sites on Thursday. The first death occurred in the morning at a residential high-rise construction site in the financial district. Juan Chohillo …