• Massachusetts study links opioid deaths to occupations

    The opioid-related death rate for those employed in construction and extraction occupations was six times the average rate for all Massachusetts workers, according to a report from the state’s Department of Public Health.

  • Deadline extended for Women to Watch 2018

    After receiving multiple requests for a deadline extension, Business Insurance will now accept nominations for its Women to Watch awards program until 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, Aug. 20.

  • Business co-owner ordered to pay in comp scam

    The co-owner of a former housecleaning business in Snohomish County, Washington, must pay more than $11,700 for her role in a scheme to avoid paying workers compensation insurance, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday.

  • Builder must repay Ohio comp bureau after underreporting payroll

    The owner of a residential construction business in Dayton, Ohio, who allegedly underreported his payroll by more than $3.5 million to lower his workers comp premiums must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation $255,434.

  • On-the-job car crashes up, smartphone usage possibly linked: NCCI study

    Motor vehicle accidents are a sore spot for the workers compensation sector, as the frequency for all claims in comp from 2011 to 2016 declined by 17.6%, yet frequency for on-the-clock car accidents increased 5%, according to data released Wednesday by the Boca Raton, Florida-based National Council on Compensation Insurance.

  • Minn. court rules woman’s injury from fall at work not compensable

    The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled Wednesday that an employee who fell down a flight of steps while at work is not due workers compensation because she chose not to use a handrail.