Monthly Archives: July 2011

California remains hotbed of workers’ comp issues

Illinois’ workers’ comp system finds new way to make news: deny a cheap headset m Longtime California residents may be wondering “What the heck happened to our state?” Who could blame them, given one public scandal after another, for years … Continue reading

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NFL players retain right to file for benefits in states where away-games are played

GOP Assemblyman up in arms over California labor statute m Hagman wants to change statute that makes ‘Golden State a magnet’ for injured NFL players A July 5 piece at InsuranceJournal.com discusses a GOP state legislative leader who wants to … Continue reading

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Bill would revamp, ‘modernize’ federal workers’ comp

Employers urged to protect workers from heat stress m With the headline “Federal government seeks to take workers’ comp off ‘autopilot’, ” a July 21 piece at Risk & Insurance says, “As many state legislatures are looking at ways to … Continue reading

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Florida, Montana pass major revisions to workers’ comp law

Montana wants to shed rep as “highest-premium state,” but realizes too many workers get hurt m Last time we ended with workers’ comp news about an undocumented worker in Florida, who won benefits and ignited a controversy among the legislators, … Continue reading

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Carrier rejects claim of injured (volunteer) firefighter–who was hurt at fire hall

In Florida, ‘illegal alien’ case riles those who write the laws in the first place m What is it with carriers and volunteer firefighters? We’ve written several times, most recently here, about workers’ comp problems for volunteer firefighters in West … Continue reading

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Soccer roof collapses in the Netherlands

According to CNN news reports, fourteen workers were injured and one dead after a roof collapsed at a soccer stadium in the Netherlands. Moniek Eberhard in the mayor’s office for the town of Enshede reported that the police have initiated … Continue reading

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Illinois Updates Workers Compensation Laws

AP news reports that on June 28, 2010, after months of negotiations, the State of Illinois has passed improvements to their workers’ compensation laws which, according to State Senator Christine Radogno, “will lower costs for Illinois’ employers and improve the … Continue reading

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