Latest Workers' compensation News

Changes made to reduce cancer risk for Maryland firefighters

Nov. 3, 2019 8:01 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The first time Amy Dant was diagnosed with cancer, she thought it was bad luck. The second time, she suspected something else: that the job she loved was making her sick. The now-43-year-old Baltimore resident has fought fires since she was 19, first as a volunteer and then as a career...

Three Forks man pays $12K in restitution for work comp fraud

Oct. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Three Forks man has paid just over $12,000 in restitution in a workers' compensation fraud case after investigators found he was competing in motocross races while saying he was unable to work. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Anthony Caruana reported suffering a knee injury in June 2015...

Contractor guilty in California wildfire death labor case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a bulldozer that overturned and killed the operator while battling a huge California wildfire has been found guilty of violating labor laws. KQED-TV says a Monterey County judge ruled Wednesday that Ian Czirban failed to have workers' compensation insurance that's...

Berkshire Hathaway completes sale of smaller insurance unit

Oct. 16, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has completed the sale of one of its smaller insurance companies. Berkshire Hathaway said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday it has sold Applied Underwriters, which sells workers' compensation insurance. Buffett said in...

Former Tyson attorney sues in Iowa for wrongful termination

Oct. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former workers' compensation attorney for a Tyson Foods meatpacking division sued the company for wrongful termination, accusing company officials of making anti-gay slurs, filing false information in workers' compensation cases, and sex and age discrimination. Todd Beresford...

Nelly Nicol of Billings running for state auditor

Oct. 3, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Billings woman who has spent much of her career in the workers compensation insurance industry is seeking the Republican nomination for Montana State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner. Nelly Nicol announced her candidacy Thursday, saying she would work to protect Montana consumers...

Injured Iowa workers face delays in getting hearing dates

Sep. 25, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Injured Iowa workers seeking benefits from their employers are waiting longer to get their hearing dates as a state agency transitions to a new filing system. Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese told lawmakers in a letter Tuesday that a moratorium on scheduling...

Ohio injured worker plans $1.5B in dividends for employers

Sep. 21, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers tells employers to watch their mailboxes as it prepares to send out dividend checks totaling around $1.5 billion. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says strong investment returns, fewer injury claims and agency cost savings are behind...