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O'Gorman: Worker Needs to Show More Than Simply Being at Work to Get Benefits 09/21/2017
By: Timothy O’Gorman
State: IL | Segment: Top | 478 | 1
Herff Jones v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2017 IL App (4th) 160346WC-U again confirms that the Illinois courts have rejected the use of the “positional risk” doctrine in the state workers' compensation system. ...Read More
 
 

Crowley: Workers' Compensation Remains Traumatically Injured 09/20/2017
By: Rory Crowley
State: CA | Segment: Top | 441 | 0
Editor’s note: This column was originally published by the Chico Enterprise-Record in its bi-weekly North State Voices column. ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Automation Designed to Keep People Safe Can Produce Opposite Result 09/19/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0
A ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Accident Curve and Natural Disasters 09/18/2017
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 355 | 0
The accident curve measures the accident rate lessening per unit of work time. The concept has been debated over time. A search far and wide located a 1916 text that actually addressed this issue very well. ...Read More
 
 

Kirsch: Iowa Legislature Responds to Call for Reform of Workers' Compensation Act 09/15/2017
By: Ashton T. Kirsch
State: IA | Segment: Top | 685 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Iowa legislature has finally acted on the call by Iowa business groups to overhaul the state's workers’ compensation system. For years, they have claimed that the state’s system has tilted unfairly toward injured workers and significantly raised employers’ costs. Ma...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: One of America's Most Dangerous Jobs 09/14/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1075 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kicked, pummeled, taken hostage, stabbed and sexually assaulted. Would you want a job that included these risks? ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: My Illinois Workers' Comp Arbitrator Wish List 09/13/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 444 | 0
The Illinois government is closing in on a financial turning point. The way things have been done in the past may not get our nutty state government to the future. I truly feel we have to start doing things better and more effectively if we are to have any hope or expectations at all. ...Read More
 
 

Young: AB 570 Heading to the Governor 09/12/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 609 | 0
Assembly Bill 570 is heading to the governor, where it faces a dubious future. ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Proposed New Code of Conduct for NJ Judges of Compensation 09/11/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 484 | 0
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development is proposing repeals, amendments and a new rule that would result in the adoption of a new code of conduct for judges of compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Big Changes Coming in Workers' Comp 09/08/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 931 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Here’s what I see coming. Quick take ...Read More
 
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