Workers Compensation

State with the Highest Worker’s Compensation Premiums

It’s not North Carolina, as some would have you believe.  It’s Not California or any other of the usual suspects.  Montanna has the highest Worker’s Compensation premiums in the country.  Who would have thought?  http://www.belgrade-news.com/news/state_regional/article_e8520894-de18-11df-a46e-001cc4c03286.html

Non Fatal Injuries Reach Historic Lows in Indiana

Whatever Indiana is doing, must be working.  Non fatal injuries have reached historic lows in Indiana.  Anybody that has suffered a work related injury knows how devastating it is both personally and to their families.  Anything that can be done to prevent injury is a good thing and benefits both employees and employers. http://www.fox28.com/Global/story.asp?S=13380747

Transocean Makes Offer to Worker’s to Settle Early

Worker’s injured in the Horizon oil rig disaster are being made offers to settle early by Transocean.  The offer is also coming with a message that current benefits being paid, will not last forever.  Lawyers for the workers see this as an attempt to place financial pressure on the workers to settle early.  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/10/29/prwebprweb4715244.DTL

NC Worker’s… Please Vote!

Anti-worker sentiment is growing and being lead almost exclusively by Republicans.  If they gain control in NC’s legislature after the upcoming election, they want to decrease the benefits an injured worker receives.  That’s right, I said decrease.  If you’re an injured worker currently receiving benefits, you know the reality:  you’re barely getting enough to get …

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World Trade Center Attorneys Successful in Negotiating Liens on Settlement Proceeds

Victims of 9/11 have received settlement proceeds.  However, those settlement proceeds are subject to liens placed upon them by Worker’s Compensation Carriers.  The attorneys representing the victims of 9/11 have been successful in negotiating either a complete waiver of the lien or a substantial reduction in most cases. This is a fantastic example of attorneys …

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Employers Not Required to Carry WC in Texas . . .Yikes!

If you think you have it bad as an employee in NC, just be glad you don’t work in Texas.  Employers in Texas have the “option” of carrying WC.  Unlike NC who mandates that most employers carry WC insurance, Texas doesn’t require it at all.  http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/LA/htm/LA.406.htm

Massage Therapists and Strippers Improperly Classified as Independent Contractors

Lawsuits are being brought against strip clubs in Massachusetts for improperly classifying its workers as independent contractors.  Employers only have to pay certain mandated benefits, including Worker’s Compensation coverage, to “employees”, but not to independent contractors.  At least one such establishment in Massachusetts was found to have incorrectly classified its workers.  Simply calling a worker …

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Establishing Shell Companies to Hire Illegal Aliens Lands Owners in Jail

Two executives of a FL company have been sentenced to Federal Prison.  The individuals were convicted of defrauding the IRS of employment taxes.  Shell companies were created for the sole purpose of hiring illegal aliens, which allowed the company to avoid paying employment taxes on the individuals.  More prosecutions are expected as a result of …

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Employer Covers Up Injuries, Could Face Over $1M in Fines

A Houston company was issued 83 citations.  These citations were issued secondary to a finding that the company improperly reported over 70% of its workplace injuries.  The employer is facing over $1M in fines proposed by OSHA.  http://channel6newsonline.com/2010/09/department-of-labor-cites-houston-manufacturing-company-for-hiding-work-related-injuries/

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