AFL-CIO Death on the Job Study Reveals Dangerous Workplaces, Inadequate Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The nation's workplace safety laws and penalties are too weak to effectively protect workers, according to the new AFL-CIO annual report released today: Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect. As the country reels from the loss of the 29 miners at the Massey Upper Big Branch coal...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (7/23/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Filing of Claim, Accidental Injury vs. Normal Work Routine, Mesothelioma Death Claim, Post-Traumatic Stress Claim, and Occupational Disease. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (9/10/2012)

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 NEWS: Illicit Drug Use May Vary by Payer Type; Detection Rate as High as 17% . NCCI Posts Latest National...

High Costs of Longer-Term Opioid Use: Workers’ Compensation Study Finds Heavy Use Compounds Medical Issues

Proof that “a higher use of opioids [among patients with occupational diseases] may … lead to addiction, increased disability or work loss, and even death” prompted the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute to conduct a study entitled “Longer-Term Use of Opioids.”...

California: Labor Code Does Not Permit Defendant to Bury Its Head in the Sand to Dodge Its Obligations

In The Romano Trust v. The Kroger Co . , 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, a WCAB panel declared it had rarely encountered a case in which a defendant “has exhibited such blithe disregard for its legal and ethical obligation to provide medical care to a critically injured worker.” In Romano...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (1/4/2014)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 12 December 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...