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Luna: The Crux of the Opioid Epidemic 06/29/2018
Source: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 636 | 0
As the country works through finding medically responsible solutions to eradicate the opioid epidemic, a blame game has ensued and is making the crux of the issue cloudy. The opioid crisis is the result of unchecked, inappropriate prescribing habits. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: Breaking the Cycle of Litigation in WC 07/02/2018
Source: Gregory Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 390 | 0
I recently shared an article discussing the fact that the workers’ compensation system is not functioning as designed, with some key data points that show just...Read More
 
 

Czepiel and Enke: Top OSHA Trends Facing Employers 06/28/2018
By: Amanda Czepiel and Don Enke
State: NA | Segment: Top | 339 | 0
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is in something of a holding pattern while it awaits a new administrator. Nevertheless, now is not the time for employers to let their guards down. ...Read More
 
 

Moore: WCIRB Pure Premium Rates Are Not Insurance Carrier Rates 06/27/2018
By: James Moore
State: CA | Segment: Top | 86 | 0
The WCIRB pure premium rates generated a few calls over the last two weeks.    Insurance companies file their own loss cost multipliers or that deviate from those rates.   ...Read More
 
 

Espinoza: The Ups and Downs of Sitting, Standing 06/26/2018
By: Kathy Espinoza
State: NA | Segment: Top | 179 | 0
Alternating between sitting and standing throughout the workday has a positive impact on our physical and emotional energy, and moods. It’s important to know that even small amounts of standing, stretching and walking during the day can have a positive impact: Even one hour of reduced sitti...Read More
 
 

Keefe: I Can't Figure Out the Rules 06/25/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 148 | 0
In Lampert v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, et al. (Ferrell Hospital, Appellee), facts of the event are simple: Petitioner was a registered nurse for Ferrell Hospital. On...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Increased Suicide Rates: Compensability and Prevention 06/21/2018
Source: Jon L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 131 | 0
Suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999, and mental health conditions are one of several factors contributing to suicide, a compensable workers' compensation condition. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: Filing Limit Doesn't Turn on 'Knowledge of Industrial Causation' 06/20/2018
Source: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 198 | 0
Have you seen the Terry v. Department of Corrections decision (writ denied) originating at the Eureka board? ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Why Quid Pro Quo Unconstitutionality Arguments Work Better in Some States Than Others 06/19/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 243 | 0
Quid pro quo arguments resonate more forcefully in Kansas and Florida than in many other states, and there is a state constitutional doctrinal reason why this is so. ...Read More
 
 

Weinmann: When Carriers Ignore Judges' Orders 06/18/2018
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 328 | 0
When can insurance companies ignore judge's orders? Anytime they want to it appears. The following is a case example.  ...Read More
 
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