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New York State Transitioning to Electronic Injury Report Forms

According to a recent report, the State of New York will begin the transition to an electronic report of injury form. This will begin next year and be mandatory by the year 2013. A similar story recently surfaced from Long Island. New York State is […]

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Workers’ Compensation Rates on the Rise

Everything is getting more expensive. From the price of gasoline to the cost of milk. I just filled my car with gasoline. Ouch! Workers’ compensations is no exception to this trend and work comp rates are on the rise. Included in these rising costs are […]

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State of Illinois Considers Work Comp Privatization

The State of Illinois is thinking about hiring a private firm to manage workers’ compensation claims that are being filed by state employees. Michael Madigan, Speaker of the House in Illinois, has suggested that a private firm might actually do a better job when it […]

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NFL Team Kansas City Chiefs Workers’ Comp Claims In California Win

I recently posted about the National Football League (NFL) and workers’ compensation. It appears that the NFL has players sign a contract that says they will only file workers’ compensation claims in the state in which the team is housed. That sounds reasonable to me. […]

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Workers’ Compensation Use, Abuse, Misuse Increases Costs

I’ve recently been a bit preoccupied by the use and abuse of prescription medications in the workers’ compensation system: Workers’ compensation use, abuse, and misuse increases costs. On one occasion, I posted about the use of repackaged drugs by doctors in the State of Florida. […]

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First Responders Can Sue Negligent Homeowners

I recently ran across an interesting decision from the Supreme Court of the State of New Hampshire. Based on a recent court ruling, emergency first responders can now sue property or home owners for injuries that occur while at the scene of an emergency. Here’s […]

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Florida Workers’ Compensation Repacked Drug Problem

The Florida legislature doesn’t agree on how to close some loopholes in the workers’ compensation system. Once again, I’m astounded. An article from the Insurance Journal blog deals with the issue of repackaged drugs in the State of Florida. I have previously posted about this […]

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Surgical Spine Fusion and Workers’ Compensation

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article that caught my eye. The article discussed the rising incidence of spine fusion surgery at a couple of California hospitals. It seems that these hospitals were actually recruiting workers’ compensation patients to have fusion surgery. Apparently, in […]

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Florida State Senate Tackles Repackaged Drugs

Finally, an attempt to gain some level of control. It would appear that the State of Florida is attempting to reign in the runaway costs of repackaged drugs in the State’s workers’ compensation system. An article from Tallahassee indicates that the Florida legislature has a […]

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Older Workers Occupational Injuries

A recent publication describes a study that is soon to begin in Australia. The study, by Dr. Peter Smith of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University intends to look at the incidence of occupational injuries in older workers. According to the […]

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Older Workers Occupational Injuries

A recent publication describes a study that is soon to begin in Australia. The study, by Dr. Peter Smith of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University intends to look at the incidence of occupational injuries in older workers. According to the […]

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Gulf of Mexico Work Comp Settlement to Blame for High Price of Gas?

I just heard a news clip saying that five dollar per gallon gasoline prices are just around the corner. Good thing we had a mild winter in the Northeast or prices might be even higher. It appears that tension in the Middle East have the […]

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