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New Ohio Law Clarifies Workers’ Compensation for Work-at-Home Injuries

New Ohio Law Clarifies Workers’ Compensation for Work-at-Home Injuries

New legislation that goes into effect in Ohio on Sept. 23 will amend the state’s rules on Workers’ Compensation benefits to address injuries that occur while an individual is working from home. Signed into law in June, House Bill 447 adds exclusions and guidelines for injuries sustained by at-home employees, Property Casualty 360 recently reported. In…

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Two separate construction accidents in Boston recently caused a stoppage on projects by the region’s largest construction company. According to reports, Suffolk Construction halted work at multiple job sites on May 6 in order to “reinforce safety awareness” after multiple workers were hurt when a former power plant under construction collapsed May 4, followed by an accident at another job…

Workers’ Compensation Market Overview

Workers’ Compensation Market Overview

The Workers’ Compensation market has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and several other factors over the last year. What has not changed is that we are in the eighth consecutive year of a soft market within Workers’ Compensation that offers plenty of opportunity for capacity and competitive prices for clients. Current headwinds indicate that trend could change, however. While capacity…

Workers’ Compensation Specialty Webinar

Workers’ Compensation Specialty Webinar

During this webinar were joined by special guests Mike Muma, Managing Director, Underwriting, Markel Specialty Small Commercial, and Justin Dorman, National Product Manager, Workers\' Compensation, Burns & Wilcox, for a discussion on the current state of the Workers\' Compensation market, including the impact of COVID-19, technology, and the employment environment.   https://vimeo.com/668383587/9d7d0d441f

Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Navigating a Soft Workers’ Compensation Market Thursday, February 16 at 1:30 PM ET Please join us for a discussion on the current state of the Workers\' Compensation, including insights and tips of how to navigate the continued soft market. Featured Experts: Justin Dorman, National Product Manager, Workers\' Compensation, Burns & Wilcox, Charleston, SC Morgan McCoy, Underwriter, Workers\' Compensation, Burns &…

Semi-Truck Strikes Crane Resulting in Highway Construction Tragedy

Semi-Truck Strikes Crane Resulting in Highway Construction Tragedy

A road construction worker was tragically killed on I-94 in Michigan on Aug. 27 after a semi-truck struck the crane that the worker was operating. According to Michigan State Police, the worker was completing bridgework on an overpass near Paw Paw and had attempted to jump from the equipment before it was hit by the semi-truck. The worker died at…

Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Two workers narrowly avoided serious injuries after being thrown from horizontal metal beams at a construction site on the Boston University campus May 14. The accident happened when a steel column fell to the side, causing the adjacent beams to topple “like dominoes” and partially collapse the steel frame of what is slated to become a 13-story data sciences building…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The past year has brought numerous changes to work sites around the world, however some of the most common risks remain the same. To learn more about workplace hazards and Workers’ Compensation Insurance, we spoke with Justin Dorman, National Product Manager, Workers\' Compensation, Burns & Wilcox, Charleston, South Carolina. What are some of the greatest risks in the workplace today?…

Company Fined Over $234,000 After Worker’s ‘Preventable’ Injury in Water Test Pit

Company Fined Over $234,000 After Worker’s ‘Preventable’ Injury in Water Test Pit

Xylem Inc. was recently fined $234,054 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after a 2020 incident in which a worker was hurt while lowering himself into a water test pit. The injury reportedly took place at the water technology company’s location in Pewaukee, Wisconsin when a guardrail loosened as the worker entered the almost…

90% Spike in Pediatric COVID-19 Cases as Schools Begin to Reopen

90% Spike in Pediatric COVID-19 Cases as Schools Begin to Reopen

A Georgia high school that made headlines for its packed hallways and unmasked students announced Aug. 9 that it would close for at least two days after it identified nine cases of COVID-19. Six students and three staff members tested positive for the virus after the first week of in-person instruction at the school, one of the first to reopen…

Workers Comp & COVID-19: An Evolving Market

Workers Comp & COVID-19: An Evolving Market

Presented by: Justin Dorman, National Product Manager, Workers\' Compensation During this webinar, we discussed: Various actions taken by states related to Workers Comp Importance of reevaluating risk mitigation policies to enhance employee safety Long-term effects of the pandemic on Workers Compensation policies and pricing https://vimeo.com/439036497/ba070b8cf2

Reopened Businesses Contend with Mask Mandates, Liability Waivers and New Risks

Reopened Businesses Contend with Mask Mandates, Liability Waivers and New Risks

On June 20 an Orange County, Florida Walmart employee was assaulted by a customer who refused to wear a mask despite a county-wide executive order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. It is one of many disputes that have erupted in recent weeks over mask mandates from various state and local governments as well as individual businesses. The potential…

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