Suit alleges a Las Vegas contractor forced Spanish-speaking pipe-layers to work with carcinogenic industrial glue in unventilated trenches.
Peter Yeaman of Mason County, Washington, was sentenced to jail time and a fine.
To save you time, here’s a sampling of workers' compensation and insurance news from around the country, each in 400 words or less.
Three companies are the recipients of grants totaling more than $89,000 to help them develop workplace safety and health education programs.
Five dispensing organizations located in separate geographic locations across the state have now been selected.
By Joan Collier
Rhetoric and Reality
By Joan E. Collier
In the past nine months, ProPublica and NPR have jointly published over a dozen scathing articles demonizing the workers’ compensation system in this country. The articles featured personal interest stories designed to...
There have been a couple of interesting decisions in and Oregon case styled SAIF v. Traner. The recovering worker suffered a shoulder injury, which was accepted. The recovering worker later made a claim for "arthralgia" which the Workers' Compensation Board concluded was "only a symptom of the accepted shoulder injury and was not a new or omitted condition." Thus, the arthralgia became part of the compensable injury, but the recovering worker was not therefore entitled to "recover compensation or a penalty," as a result of successfully litigating its inclusion/compensability.
Today’s WorkCompCentral brings an editorial on the “trend” in some state capitals towards plans legitimizing opting out of workers compensation. Friend and colleague Peter Rousmaniere has done more research and investigation of opt-out programs than anyone else I know.