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Workers' Compensation News


Moore: Involving the Physician in Return-to-Work Risk Management 05/28/2019
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 201 | 0
A huge risk return-to-work risk management failure begins when the physician evaluates the injured employee for a light- or full-duty release.   ...Read More

Walls: Taking Aim at Workplace Violence 05/24/2019
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 282 | 0
Workplace violence can happen any time and anywhere. A session at the recent RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition reviewed a spectrum of workplace violence risk management tactics, including red flags that can foreshadow an event, and training on what to do if it does occur. ...Read More

Duff: Reflections on a Workplace Manslaughter Case 05/23/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: ME | Segment: Top | 170 | 0
Last summer, well-known podcaster Joe Rogan debated fellow podcaster and sometimes-libertarian Dave Rubin about the necessity of having and enforcing building code regulations (see the YouTube video ...Read More

Paduda: Comparing Work Comp to Group Health 05/22/2019
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 194 | 0
Barry Lipton, a senior actuary at the National Council on Compensation Insurance, did a quick review of a few ways work comp and group health differ, and how they are sometimes comparable. ...Read More

7 Safety Trends for Today's Workplace 05/21/2019
By: Insurance Thought Leadership
State: NA | Segment: Top | 222 | 0
Monumental changes in how and where work is performed create new risk and safety challenges. The recent session at the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition examined emerging workplace risks and effective safety strategies to address them. Speakers included Larry Pearlman, sen...Read More

Weinmann: Reneging on AB 1107 05/20/2019
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 471 | 2
In its original form, Assembly Bill 1107 was supposed to give relief to injured workers who were being wrongly denied access to treatment. ...Read More

Langham: Mesothelioma and Asbestos in the News 05/17/2019
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 199 | 0
In 2018, I penned Territorial Jurisdiction in Workers' Compensation. The litigation mentioned there involved a cancerous condition called mesothelioma. That post included a link to the...Read More

Duff: Why Federal Equal Protection Challenges to WC Statutes Don't Work 05/16/2019
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 151 | 0
I do not believe that interference with workers’ compensation rights are subject to vindication under the equal protection clause of the United States Constitution (even when the interference is vicious or unfair), because the obstruction does not disadvantage a suspect class or i...Read More

Snyder: How to Write a WC Mediation Brief 05/15/2019
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 260 | 0
Why do so many advocates stumble when it comes to preparing for mediation? ...Read More

Gelman: Leased Employment Has Consequences 05/14/2019
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
An employee leased to another company (ER) — a placement agency (PA) — does not have the rights and benefits available to a regular employee. A recent case illustrates how the leased employee is prohibited...Read More
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