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Changes in workers’ compensation benefits

There have been some changes in workers’ compensation benefits that have been proposed in Appleton, Wisconsin. And, needless to say, not everybody is happy with the suggestion. At a recent meeting of the Common Council, it was suggested that, in order to save the city […]

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Repetitive walking is now compensable workers’ compensation injury

Repetitive walking is now compensable as a legitimate workers’ compensation injury…

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Obesity and Workers’ Compensation

NCCI Holdings just released a report about the impact of obesity and workers’ compensation. As one might expect, obesity increases the costs of all health insurance, including workers’ compensation.

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What is the Cost of Workers’ Compensation for School Districts

The other day I posted about the costs of workers’ compensation in the Portage Township School District. The post was actually a follow up to a story that I saw about how the Portage Township School District had reduced its’ workers’ compensation claims by nearly […]

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When Is An Injury Work-Related?

When is an injury work-related and when is it not? The Court often seems to favor the worker here. I once posted about a woman in Australia who was hurt while having sex in a hotel room. The reason that she was in the hotel […]

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Does Not Having Workers’ Compensation Insurance Save Money?

The question of the day is, does not having workers’ compensation insurance actually save employers money? In other words, is it more expensive to pay for insurance or to pay for ancillary costs, such as attorney fees, when a claim is filed? It would appear […]

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California Worker’s Compensation Paying Double for Medical Procedures

Here’s the problem… when some types of spine surgery are performed, devices may be implanted in the patient. While these devices aren’t used in all patients, they may be used to help control the pain and/or to speed the healing process. No problem there. Some […]

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Costs of Workers’ Compensation Claims Down in School District

A recent report from Indiana stated that the costs of workers’ compensation claims had gone down in the Portage Township School District. What makes this announcement so interesting is the fact that the changes in frequency and costs had taken place in a period of […]

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud Alleged Against Brookdale Inn Owners

The owners of the Brookdale Inn and Spa were recently charged with fraud against the workers’ compensation system. The Inn is located near Santa Cruz, California and is famous partly because it has a brook (Clear Creek) running through the middle of its’ dining room. […]

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Governor Makes Appointments

Governor Jerry Brown recently announced several appointments to the state of California, Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. They were; • Doug Bloch – from Oakland. Mr. Bloch currently serves as the political director for Teamsters Joint Council 7. He was the Port […]

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Who is responsible?

Here’s an interesting case from Pennsylvania. It’s the case of a truck driver who was injured in a work-related accident. The truck driver, Kevin Williamson, was driving a truck for his employer, when he had an accident. At the time, he was delivering tomatoes from […]

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Does the fine fit the crime?

I just read an article about an employer (in this case, Mission Hospital in North Carolina) that was penalized for mishandling an employee’s workers compensation case. The hospital is one of the largest employers in the state with over 6500 employees. According to the article, […]

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