National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/4/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: CA: WCIRB Posts 2013 SB 863 Cost Monitoring Report; 30,000 IMR Requests Filed . CA: FBI Affidavit...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (11/18/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: BLS Releases 2012 Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses . U.S. Senate Subcommittee...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/9/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: Insurance Expert Lists Strategies for Battling Prescription Drug Abuse . NCCI Posts Calendar...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (1/21/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Standard & Poor’s: Possible Revenue Decline for U.S Work Comp Insurance Industry . NAIC Releases Report on...

Federal: Tennessee Employee May Not Sue Statutory Employer for Work-Related Injury

Noting that Tennessee courts have held that the exclusive remedy rule protects statutory employers from tort claims by employees of their subcontractors for injuries covered by the Tennessee workers' compensation act, even if the immediate employer pays the entire workers' compensation claim...

The World According to Marsh: Workers’ Comp Industry Insiders Review the Lay of the Land for 2014

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. THE VIEW FROM THE TOP When it comes to gaining insight in order to assess risk, it’s...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (2/3/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. KKR to Purchase Sedgwick for $2.4B . ACOEM Comments on Proposed Silica Rule . NCCI Posts FAQs on Terrorism Risk Insurance...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/10/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Travelers Becomes Largest WC Insurer, Liberty Mutual Falls to Second Place . Benign Neglect: Is Failure to Follow Doc's...

Tennessee: Appellate Court Overturns Findings That Heat Exhaustion Resulted in Permanent Disability

Acknowledging that the trial court has substantial discretion in weighing the evidence, including the medical evidence, but noting as well that where all the medical evidence was in the form of deposition, the reviewing court analyzes the evidence without a presumption of correctness, a Tennessee appellate...

Tennessee: 2009 Spinal Condition Was “New or Advance” Injury, Not Just Due to Aging

A special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court of Tennessee has held that in cases involving pre-existing conditions, the law does not weigh the relative importance of the pre-existing condition and an employment-related cause, nor does it look for primary or secondary causes...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/19/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Employer Reps Say Wage Theft Unintentional Due to Complex Regulations . Obese Workers Cost Employers $4K More in Health...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/27/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NCCI Posts Webinar for State of the Workers’ Comp Line 2014 . Seven Percent of Medical Claims Contained Errors;...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/9/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Sixth Circuit: Court Upholds Walgreen’s Termination of Employee for Using Armed Self-Defense . John Hopkins Doctor...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/16/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. US DOL Longshore Division Examines Need for First Payment Notification to District Director . Social Security ALJ Defends...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/23/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Federal Judge Appoints Co-Lead Counsel in AIG Workers Comp Policyholder Class Action Suit . Legal Talk Network Discusses...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/7/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. Sixth Circuit Moves Forward ADA Claim by Employee Denied Telework . CDC Reports Opioid Painkiller Prescribing Varies...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/14/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. WCRI Releases New Edition of Medical Price Index for Workers’ Compensation . More Firefighters Die of Obesity-Related...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/28/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. OSHA Chief Says Workplace Inequality Isn’t Just Wages, It’s Workplace Hazards . EEOC New Guidelines on Pregnancy...

Tennessee: Undocumented Worker May Pursue Retaliatory Discharge Action

A Tennessee appellate court has held that an undocumented worker has standing to pursue a retaliatory discharge claim against an employer in spite of the fact that he or she may not be able to return to any job at all. Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 66.03 to the effect...

Tennessee: Employee’s Decision to Take Buy-Out is Not Equivalent of Refusing Reemployment

The Supreme Court of Tennessee ruled that since an employee acted reasonably by accepting a voluntary buyout for reasons related to his injuries, his award of PPD was not limited to 1.5 times the employee’s medical impairment rating (“MIR”) under Tenn. Code Ann. § 50–6–241...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/18/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. WILG to Honor Steven M. Birnbaum With 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award . Insurers Complain About Sky-High Prices Charged...

Tennessee: Sheriff Secretary’s PTSD Claim Related to Violent Threats Barred as Untimely

A county sheriff’s personal secretary who, according to third-party witness accounts, was told by the sheriff during a heated exchange that her “ass is fired,” and that he would “shave her dog, sugar her gas tank and burn her house down” may not recover workers’ compensation...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/29/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. New Study Finds Big Drop in Injury Rate When Mandated Nurse Staff Ratios Used . NCCI Posts Updated Experience Rating...

Tennessee: Farmer’s Lung Contracted From Conditions on Property Adjacent to and Not Owned by Employer Still Compensable

A Tennessee appellate court held that in connection with an occupational disease claim, an employee need not show that the exposure or risk is related to a substance that emanates from the employer; it is sufficient to show that the exposure or risk is “connected to” the employment. Accordingly...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (12/8/2014)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. OSHA Reports 3 Million Workers Experienced Serious Injury or Illness on Job in 2013 . Three Compound Pharmacies Sue Express...