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New Options Emerge for Migraine Headache Treatment 08/28/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
A new, $6,900-a-year drug to help prevent migraine headaches might soon be making its way into workers’ comp as part of a recent expansion of treatment options for the disabling condition. ...Read More

NCCI Recommends 13.4% Rate Reduction 08/28/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
Two years after insurers and business groups warned of dire consequences from landmark Florida Supreme Court decisions on attorneys’ fees and benefit levels, workers’ compensation rates could soon drop to their lowest level in years. ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Injured in Assault by Colleague's Husband 08/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from an assault by a colleague’s husband in the parking lot of his workplace. ...Read More

New Research Takes Fresh Look at Formulary 08/27/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A workers’ comp drug formulary introduced in Texas caused a drop in prescribing of drugs designated as non-preferred, and a drop in spending on those drugs, according to a new study. ...Read More

Non-FDA-Approved Treatments Can Be Compensable 08/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a medical device does not need to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to qualify as reasonable and necessary for the treatment of an industrial injury, but a worker requesting a non-FDA-approved device must produce reliable docume...Read More

New Rate Filing Will Drive Legislation on Attorney Fees, State Officials Say 08/23/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 439 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
ORLANDO, Florida — State regulators and stakeholders are gearing up for a busy fall and spring, thanks in part to court rulings that have forced changes in the state’s workers’ compensation system. ...Read More

No Benefits for Veteran Firefighter With Prostate Cancer 08/23/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 258 min read
The Commonwealth Court ruled that a veteran firefighter was not entitled to benefits for his prostate cancer, since he failed to prove that his form of the disease was caused by work-related exposure to known carcinogens. ...Read More

Nursing Assistant Not Too Hurt to Sell Real Estate 08/21/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A Syracuse nursing assistant said she suffered an injury at work and, over the next two years, collected more than $26,000 in workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More

N.Y.'s Black Car Fund Cited as Model For Workers in Gig Economy 08/16/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
New York’s Black Car Fund was motoring under the radar and approaching its 20th anniversary when a National Public Radio story aired in January proclaimed the organization as the “future of benefits.” ...Read More

New Blood Test May Modernize Concussion Diagnosis 08/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 337 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A new, first-of-its-kind blood test may soon be commercially available to diagnose concussions, a condition that is a growing concern in workers’ comp. ...Read More
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