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Workers' Compensation News

Lynch: Eight Essential Steps to Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs: Steps 3 Through 5 06/05/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1327 | 0
Friday, we began our Eight Essential Steps series with steps 1 and 2, making a commitment and focusing on lost time. Today, we’ll tackle steps 3 through 5. Step 3: Develop an injury action plan Many employers think that when an injury occ...Read More
Lynch: Eight Essential Steps to Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs 06/02/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1197 | 0
Many U.S. companies have recognized two basic truths about workers’ compensation: The workplace is the best place to control loss costs and they, as employers, more than any other group are best positioned to reduce and control loss costs. These employers do not hand the proble...Read More

Langham: My Workers' Comp Accident 05/30/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1425 | 0
This story starts late in the afternoon in southern Michigan, a million years ago. ...Read More
Lynch: The ICE Man Cometh 05/26/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1556 | 1
This will be hard. For a moment, squeeze yourself into the tight shoes of one of America’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants. Eight million of you are...Read More

LeFevre: ODG, NGC and the Formulary Debate 05/16/2017
By: Phil LeFevre
State: LA | Segment: Top | 2727 | 0
Opioids are synthetic heroin. HEROIN. Phi...Read More

Luna: Why Details Matter in the Formulary Debate 05/15/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: LA | Segment: Top | 2023 | 0
Generalities plague the workers’ compensation industry, from indirectly typecasting opioid-using patients as drug addicts to characterizing physicians as narrow-minded, profit-driven narcissists, and former state officials suggesting a single binary drug list can have similar cost-savi...Read More

Langham: 1st DCA Reverses Florida Rate Case 05/12/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1783 | 0
Last fall, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved a workers' compensation insurance rate increase. A lawsuit invalidated that increase, but an appeal was filed. Part of that appeal was a "stay" entered by the appellate court (something courts can do as part of their inh...Read More

Langham: An Old War Story About Divorce and Workers' Comp 04/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1090 | 0
Remembering a case from years ago, I was representing a very large insurance company. It hired me to draft settlement paperwork regarding a fatality. The injured worker was undoubtedly killed on the job. No one had seen him fall, but several had been on hand when he landed. ...Read More

Langham: PDMP Success and Doctor-Shopping 04/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1084 | 0
Reuters reported in February that we are losing "91 Americans" per day to overdose. Interestingly, "since 1999, deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled,&qu...Read More

Langham: Nero May Be Fiddling; What Are You Doing? 04/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1170 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Automation is back in the news this week. It is not a new subject for this blog. I find this topic fascinating, and in some respects it reminds me of the idiom of Nero "fiddling while Rome burns." ...Read More
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