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Workers' Compensation News


 

Beach: Fear of Paralysis 07/11/2018
By: Hayden Beach
State: CA | Segment: Top | 164 | 0
When I was growing up, I loved to read books, especially horror novels. As any good horror reader knows, Stephen King is one of the best. ...Read More
 
 

Breading: Is the Insurtech Movement Maturing? 04/26/2018
Source: Mark Breading
State: NA | Segment: Top | 248 | 0
While insurance technology remains nascent, in many ways, a subset of firms is producing results, gaining momentum and making an impact. ...Read More
 
 

Boddicker: Comp Reform Bills of Interest Introduced 02/22/2018
By: Daniel J. Boddicker
State: IL | Segment: Top | 504 | 0
House Bill 5240 is an effort from the workers' compensation gurus at the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce that amends the state Workers' Compensation Act to require a recipient of some pain management medications to sign a written agreement with the prescribing physician,...Read More
 
 

Biery: Workers' Compensation Rates Jump Again 02/01/2018
By: Shawn R. Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 626 | 0 | Popular with Vendor | 6 min read
There continues to be an upward spiral of workers' compensation rates in Illinois. Please don’t shoot the messenger for telling you how to get them right. ...Read More
 
 

Biery: Difficulty Increases When Claimant Doesn't Take Initiative 01/16/2018
By: Shawn Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 456 | 0
We advise our clients, law students and seminar attendees to always pay attention to subrogation issues and to ensure close awareness, sometimes even intervening after a petitioner files a third-party claim. ...Read More
 
 

Berger: Work Comp Dental Injuries: Pre-Existing vs. Job-Related 11/02/2017
Source: Jacob Berger
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1113 | 0
A causality dilemma can be summed up as, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” In dental workers' compensation terms, which came first, the injury or the bad teeth? ...Read More
 
 
Barklage: 10 Ways to Help Injured Employees Recover 08/31/2017
By: Andrew Barklage
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1105 | 0
You can’t escape it. The message is everywhere. An enormous shift in claims management ideology is upon us. An advocacy-based approach to managing injured workers is taking hold. Why? Because it works. What is different about this approach? Rather than focusing solely on costs ...Read More
 
 

Biery: A Brave New World or Return to Sanity? 06/28/2017
By: Shawn Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 978 | 0
We have seen multitudes of cases in which temporary total disability is being paid even after termination for cause based upon the holding that indicated generally that the Appellate Court would not consider the actual details of the cause. ...Read More
 
 

Britt: Attendant Care in Post-Reform Workers' Compensation Claims 06/01/2017
By: Courtney Britt
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1040 | 0
In recent years, attendant care provided under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act has gotten quite a bit of attention in the appellate courts and at the General Assembly.  ...Read More
 
 

Brannan: Our Formulary Is Model for Other States 05/17/2017
Source: Ryan Brannan
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1611 | 0 | Popular with Employer
In the midst of a nationwide opioid crisis, Texas implemented a prescription drug formulary in 2011 — not because it would save insurance companies money but because it could save lives.  ...Read More
 
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