“Rust” Movie Fatality Raises Host Of Workers’ Comp Issues

The fatal shooting of one worker and the severe injury of another during a movie shoot gone wrong are likely to create disputes over jurisdiction, benefits, and potential tort liability. The injuries occurred on a movie set in New Mexico. The workers are from California, where the workers’ comp policy was produced, but the insured … Read More »

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Carriers Close Out 2013 With Workers’ Comp Rate Hikes

Workers’ compensation carriers flooded the California Department of Insurance with filings for rate increases in the final days of 2013. The filings were predominantly for increases in the mid-single-digit realm, but more than a dozen companies filed double-digit increases of up to 26.2%. All rates are running in Compline’s integrated comparative rating system within two days … Read More »

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