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Study: Opioids Raise Chance of 'Catastrophic' Claims Up to 4 Times 08/28/2012
State: NA | Segment: Top | 734 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefUse of opioid medications ...Read More
Split High Court Upholds Judgment over Pipefitter's Fall on Ship 08/28/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: CENTRAL | 218 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A shipowner should not have been entitled to judgment in its favor in a negligence suit based on a pipefitter's fall from a ledge in the vessel's cargo hold, two members of the Alabama Supreme Court argued in a lengthy dissent to the majority's decision to summarily affirm....Read More
Shipowner Was Entitled to Have Case Transferred to County Court 08/27/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A vessel owner was entitled to a transfer of the lawsuit against him from a Texas district court to the court at law for the same county, pursuant to Local Rules designed to circumvent forum-shopping by plaintiffs who file, dismiss and re-file their actions as the two allegedly injured seamen h...Read More
Study Finds Early MRI for Back Pain likely Means longer Disability 08/27/2012
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Among Washington state workers with lower back pain (LBP), early use of diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may not result in better outcomes, is associated with increased likelihood of disability and its duration, and may increase health care costs, according to a study published in the Aug...Read More
Study Shows Construction Workers Received most Voc-Rehab 08/27/2012
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 215 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Vocational rehabilitation use by workers' compensation claimants was highest among construction industry employees, based on an analysis of claims for injuries and illnesses occurring in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry reports.In the August issue o...Read More
Self-Insurers Set Conference for Novi Oct. 18 08/24/2012
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Michigan Self-Insurers' Association will hold its fall conference on Oct. 18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.The agenda includes:Annual business meeting, audit report and ratification of election of board members.Michigan Workers' Com...Read More
Self-Insurers Set Fall Conference for Tulsa Sept. 27-28 08/24/2012
State: OK | Segment: CENTRAL | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oklahoma Self-Insurers Association will hold its 2012 fall conference on Sept. 27 and 28 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at I-44 East, Exit 240A, in Tulsa.The association reports the program includes five hours of continuing education with ethics.Cost is $100 for member...Read More
Southport Lane Appoints Chief Actuary for Reinsurance 08/24/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 367 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Southport Lane, a New York-based private equity firm, announced on Thursday the appointment of Jim McNichols as chief actuarial officer of its reinsurance group, Southport Re. In this new position, McNichols will be responsible for supporting reinsurance underwriting and directing quanti...Read More
Safety Conference Set for October in Hershey 08/23/2012
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 182 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will hold the annual Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference in Hershey, Pa., on Oct. 29-30.The annual conference will feature sessions on scaffolds and other fall hazards, lead and other contaminates, changes to the Hazard Communication Sta...Read More
Speaker Amends Death Benefit Bill to Double Existing Time Limit 08/22/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 430 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez amended his bill, which would extend the time survivors of a police officer or firefighter who dies from specified conditions can collect death benefits, to double the current deadline....Read More
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