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Timely Reporting

I recently found a very interesting case about an injured worker who allegedly took a bit too much time to report an on-the-job back injury. According to the case, the worker “pulled” his back while working for his employer, Waste Connections, Inc. He apparently told […]

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One Step Forward

The Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, recently signed a bill that makes it a bit harder to defraud the workers’ compensation system in the state. As in many states, fraud adds significantly to the costs to Florida industries who are attempting to provide coverage for […]

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AIG in hot water

Recent news reports state that American International Group (AIG) is in hot water when it comes to workers’ compensation. It would appear that AIG is slated to pay over $100 million in fines and an additional $46 million in premiums and taxes. The problem surfaced […]

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911 Claims

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 10 years since the attacks of September 11, 2011. I still remember where I was when I found out about them. I was in England, to be specific. When I arrived at my destination, I saw the […]

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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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