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Supreme Court to Weigh In on Compensability of Worker's Accident While Traveling 02/24/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Supreme Court will be weighing in on the compensability of a worker's injuries in an accident while traveling on his employer's dime. ...Read More

Study: PT Less Effective for Low Back Pain in Workers' Comp Patients 02/24/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Physical therapy for patients with low back issues led to a decrease in pain and increase in function for some, according to new research,...Read More

Study Highlights Need for More Scrutiny of Benzodiazepine Prescribing 02/23/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1418 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
While opioid abuse has been the subject of much discussion as well as government initiatives in recent months, a new study suggests that misuse of another class of drugs, benzodiazepines, may not be getting the attention it deserves. ...Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for TTD Awards 02/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 604 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that a worker was no longer entitled to temporary total disability benefits once she was able to return to work in a sedentary capacity. ...Read More

SORM Amendment to Address Venue Issue Caused Appeal to Be Moot 02/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that the State Office of Risk Management effectively killed its appeal of an award to a worker when it amended its petition for review to remedy a problem with its choice of venue. ...Read More

Supreme Court Says 'Relation Back' Doctrine Couldn't Save Worker's Untimely Claims 02/23/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 457 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a worker could not amend her complaint to belatedly assert claims of discrimination and retaliation against her employer that were not based on the same events she had alleged in her original complaint. ...Read More
Salvage Company Owner May Face Jail Over Attorney's Fees, $100,000 Settlement 02/23/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 484 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a salvage company could be looking at jail time for failing to pay attorneys’ fees in a case in which he and his company were ordered to pay $100,000 to an injured worker, ...Read More

Sedgwick Launching In-House Think Tank 02/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 799 | 0 | Popular with Array | 8 min read
Sedgwick Claims Management Services is appointing its own crew of "thought leaders" to join the public discussion about issues that affect the risks and benefits industry, the Memphis-based third-party administrator said in a press release last week. ...Read More

Spreemo Hires VP, Announces Research Partnership 02/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 2167 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 1 min read
Spreemo, a provider of predictive analytics to improve the quality of care for injured workers, has entered into a strategic research partnership with the University Radiology Group. Spreemo, through its Quality Research Institute, will team up with URG to investigate the impact of variou...Read More
Safety National Acquisition to Become Safety Specialty Insurance Co. 02/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 956 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Safety National Casualty Corp. has acquired an excess and surplus company that will begin operations in March as Safety Specialty Insurance Co. Safety Specialty will initially focus on complementing Safety National’s public entity multi-line program, which includes general liability...Read More
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