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Workers' Compensation News

Final Exam Test Question from Adjunct WC Law Professors 06/14/2013
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 391 | 0
Three cleaning people live in the same house in North Prospect, Ill. They are dressed and ready and going to work. They are not on the clock nor are they being paid to go to work. The hours spent traveling to and from work do not count toward Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, seniority or anyt...Read More
Freedom of Religion = Freedom from Workers' Comp? 05/07/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 368 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When Jakob Hutter founded the Hutterian Brethren Church in the 1530s, he was not worried about workers' comp (which would not exist for another 350 years). He just wanted the freedom to practice his communal religion in what is now Germany/Austria. He incurred the wrath of Ferdinand I, who, in t...Read More
Freud v. Workers' Comp 04/29/2013
By: Red Hollingsworth
State: NA | Segment: | 236 | 0
Should there be psychological consulting at the four-to-six-week period after a work comp claim? HECK YEAH! Not having a psych evaluation after a serious injury is a mistake. This can determine what mental factors are related to the illness or injury, or what is preventing the worker from returning ...Read More
Frightening Development in Cumulative Trauma Cases 04/02/2013
By: Matt Dye
State: AL | Segment: | 1306 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Cumulative trauma cases involve workers who, over a period of time, develop physical medical conditions related to work. In other words, the employees do not undergo a specific event to cause their medical conditions, but develop them over time.Due to the danger of abuse by workers claim...Read More
FDA Must Have New Authorities to Regulate Pharmacy Compounding 03/28/2013
By: Dr. Margaret Hamburg
State: NA | Segment: | 238 | 0
The deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis associated with a compounded medication was a horrible tragedy, and I’ve asked myself many times if and how it could have been prevented. I speak for everyone at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when I say that our hearts go out to the many victims...Read More
Fatal Falls among Older Workers 02/05/2013
State: NA | Segment: | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When Cassandra warned the Trojans about a peculiar looking horse, she was ignored. In a somewhat similar vein, the Insider has predicted potentially dire consequences of an aging workforce: unable to retire, some older workers labor to the breaking point and then might hope to parlay workers' co...Read More
Fla. Medical Assn.: Predictable, but Still Disappointing 01/04/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 252 | 0
The Florida Medical Association (FMA) has decided, according to Florida State Senator Alan Hays, to oppose forthcoming legislation intended to remove the economic incentive for p...Read More
Fee Schedules: The Savings Do Not Stop There 09/06/2012
By: James J. Moore
State: NA | Segment: | 248 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
The National Council on Compensation Insurance had lowered the loss costs or advisory rates for Illinois and Tennessee. The reductions were due to both states enacting fee schedules a few years ago. This will save employers in both states millions in workers' comp costs.As I said in ...Read More
Finally Trending Down 07/18/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Has opioid prescribing in California's workers' comp system started to tail off?Perhaps. At least that's the trend noted by the California Workers Compensation Institute in a July 9 study, "Changes in Schedule II and III Opioid Prescriptions and Payments in California Workers...Read More
First Rule: Fly the Airplane 06/14/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 259 | 0
"We shouldn’t be introducing Regs without solid data and an intelligent description of the problem."That summarizes an email I received yesterday (while sitting in jury duty no I didn't get empaneled) in response to my editorial post regarding the new California lien regulatio...Read More
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