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Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Costs

According to an article by Julie Forster in the Chicago Tribune, the cost of workers’ compensation in the state of Minnesota is going down. The article was written on May 9, 2012 and states that workers’ compensation claims fell 43% relative to the number of […]

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Tennessee Ruling

There was an interesting ruling recently in the State of Tennessee. A few days ago, the Tennessee Supreme Court denied benefits to a worker who was injured while on-the-job. The injured worker (IW), Troy Mitchell, was a lineman who was working in a bucket lift […]

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Mississippi Attempts to Overhaul Workers’ Compensation System

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a number of bills into law that are an attempt to improve the state’s business climate. One of the bills, Senate Bill 2576, makes a number of changes to the workers’ compensation system. Among the changes are the following; places […]

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NFL vs NFLPA

Many of the players in the National Football League get injured on-the-job and many are attempting to file workers’ compensation claims in the State of California.

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Who Is At Fault?

This just in from Texas… According to a post on the Insurance and Financial Advisor blog, it would appear that a Texas court of appeals has approved workers’ compensation death benefits for a man who died of a hydrocodone overdose. The injured worker, Brian Mason […]

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Medication Costs Increase with Claim Age

I ran across a very interesting article today. It came from the claimsjournal blog and cites results from the 2012 Workers’ Compensation Drug Trends Report. As might be expected, the cost of medication increases with the age of the claim with the average price of […]

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Oath

I just attended a Commencement ceremony for graduates of the Health Sciences programs at the University of Bridgeport. That’s always a touching part of teaching. Part of the ceremony involved an oath that each of the graduates swore to uphold. A major principle of the […]

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Doctors Aren’t Immune

For some time I’ve been interested in the topic of fraud in the workers’ compensation system. In fact, I’m in the process of writing a white paper on the topic. When the topic of fraud comes up in a conversation of workers’ compensation, attention is […]

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When Is An Accident An Accident?

Many workplace injuries are avoidable. In fact, many of the injuries that result from workplace “accidents” aren’t the result of “accidents” at all. They are, instead, due to oversight, negligence, or “looking the other way”. To make my point, I’ll direct you to a recent […]

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When Is It Workers’ Compensation?

I recently wrote a white paper for CID titled Telecommuting and Workers’ Compensation. In the white paper, I discussed some of the issues involved in workers who are injured while on-the-job, but in a different place, such as a home office. Today, I read an […]

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New York State Payed Felons Work Comp Benefits

Who’s Watching Things? I can’t believe what I’m reading. A report from New York was released last week. The report actually came from the state Comptroller’s office and dealt with the payment of over $36,000 in workers’ compensation benefits to seven inmates (felons) in the […]

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Athletes and Workers’ Compensation

I recently watched the injury sustained by New York Yankees pitcher, Mariano Rivera. He was shagging balls during batting practice before a game between the Yankees and the Kansas City Royals. It was a freak accident that resulted in an ACL tear. Rivera will probably […]

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