Posts Tagged ‘workers’ compensation’

Coast man accused of workers’ compensation fraud

GULFPORT — A Harrison County man has been indicted on three counts of workers’ compensation fraud. Attorney General Jim Hood says in news release that 53-year-old Richard Barry McDaniel of Gulfport turned himself in yesterday after being indicted by a local grand jury. McDaniel is free on a $5,000 bond. Hood says the indictment alleges […] [...]

NCCI petitioning for workers’ comp rate decrease

JACKSON — Employers in Mississippi could start paying less for workers’ compensation insurance as early as next March, pending approval of a rate filing at the Mississippi Insurance Department. The National Council on Compensation Insurance has filed an average 3.2 percent statewide rate reduction with the MID. “At a time when we are seeing so […] [...]

Avectus relocating to downtown Corinth building

CORINTH — Avectus Healthcare Solutions of Corinth is adding 50 new jobs in a local expansion. The announcement came today during a ceremony attended by Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials in Corinth. The company is moving into the former Chadco building in downtown Corinth. The project represents a corporate investment of $300,000. Officials said […] [...]

A.M. Best gives AmFed a ‘B++’; outlook is stable

RIDGELAND — A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and the issuer credit ratings of “bbb+” to AmFed National Insurance Company and its 100% reinsured subsidiary, AmFed Casualty Insurance Company, collectively referred to as AmFed Insurance Group. The outlook assigned to these ratings is stable. A.M. Best wrote: “The ratings and […] [...]

Manslaughter convict can get workers’ comp

JACKSON — A former utility worker who lost his hands when he was shocked by power lines can receive workers’ compensation, even though officials argued he tried to hurt himself to avoid a homicide investigation, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled. Lonnie Smith pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the homicide case and is now serving […] [...]

Electrocuted worker appeals ruling; judge says injuries were intentional

RIPLEY — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a former Ripley alderman who lost both hands after being electrocuted. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports that Lonnie Smith was working for the Tippah Electric Power Association when he came in contact with powerlines while inside a bucket truck on April 29, 2010. Smith lost […] [...]

Frank Horton celebrates 95th birthday

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell recently hosted a 95th birthday lunch at the firm’s Jackson office for Frank Collins Horton, one of the founders and an original name partner of Daniel Coker and Horton, as the firm was then known. Following graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Horton served in the Army […] [...]

Bryant signing workers’ comp, inventory tax bills into law

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says several new state laws could boost the state’s business climate, but opponents say the changes could hurt workers or take revenue away from state government. Republican Bryant is signing bills today to make changes in the workers’ compensation system and provide financial breaks for businesses paying the inventory tax. […] [...]

Workers’ comp legislation headed to governor’s desk

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators offered sharply different views of a bill they passed yesterday to change the way compensation is awarded to workers injured on the job, or to survivors of those killed at work. If Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signs the bill, it will become law July 1. The measure is pushed by the […] [...]

Lawmakers approve workers’ compensation legislation

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has advanced a bill to make changes that manufacturers and business groups are seeking in the workers’ compensation system. Senate Bill 2576 passed the House 59-58 today. The bill returns to the Senate for more work. Among other things, the bill says if a worker is injured on the job, […] [...]

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