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 (6/2/2014)

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Texas: Worker Was Not Intoxicated from Cocaine in Spite of “Doing Two Lines” Several Days Prior to Accident

A Texas appellate court affirmed a jury’s determination that an injured worker was not intoxicated when he sustained injuries in an electrical explosion in spite of the fact that a urine sample taken at a nearby hospital tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a cocaine byproduct remaining in the...

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...

Federal: Carrier’s Subrogation Claim May Not Be Removed to Federal Court

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held the issue of whether a workers’ compensation insurance carrier was entitled to subrogation following a settlement between a third party and the insurance beneficiary employee arose under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act and, therefore, the matter...

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...

Texas: State Supreme Court Answers Complex Question as to Credit Allowed to Carrier in Third Party Action with Multiple Beneficiaries

Under Texas law, consistent with that in the large majority of states, a workers’ compensation carrier has a subrogation interest in a third-party civil action to the extent of its prior payments for benefits and to treat the amount recovered as an advance against the carrier’s future payment...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (6/30/2014)

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

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Drug Formularies, Texas Style: Coming Soon to a State Near You?

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. As policymakers, risk managers, and insurers seek to contain medical expenditures in workers’...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/21/2014)

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. CDC Publishes National Action Plan for Infertility, Workplace Exposures . CDC Urges Use of Acclimatization as Part of...

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

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/4/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/11/2014)

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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...

Texas: Court Agrees That Worker Was Fired For Refusing Drug Test, Not Contemplating Workers’ Comp Claim

A Texas appellate court affirmed summary judgment in favor of a former employer in a retaliatory discharge case filed against it by a worker who was terminated when he refused to take a drug test following a collision between the worker’s truck and another driven by a co-worker. The worker contended...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/25/2014)

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 Examines State of the Economy and Impact on Workers Comp Insurance . DEA to Publish Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone...

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

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. AZ: IC Posts 2014-2015 Physician/Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule, eff. 10-1-2014 . CA: DWC Issues Revision to WCIS Regs With...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/15/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/22/2014)

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 Examines Medicare Set-Asides and Workers Compensation . NCCI to Recommend More Decreases in Workers Comp Rates for...

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...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/6/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/13/2014)

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National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/20/2014)

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 Study Compares Medical Costs for Injured Workers in 16 States . Investigation: Heroin, Opioid Use by Workers Surges...