The Impact of Obesity on the Resolution of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Obesity is a national problem. This is not new news. Every day we are inundated with information about the obesity epidemic. Simply search the word on the Internet and you find over twenty-three million possible sites with information regarding obesity. Television is a non-stop advertisement for weight...

Obesity in America as Cost Driver in the Workers’ Comp System

Stuart D. Colburn, a Shareholder of Downs Stanford in Austin, Texas, analyzes the impact of an obese workforce, one of the primary cost drivers in the workers’ compensation system. To view his slide presentation on this topic, click here . Next up: the business of medicine as a cost driver.

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (9/10/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Consequential Condition, Date of Injury, Prisoner Employee Status, Obesity, Stumble Found Compensable. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled...

CareerBuilder Survey: Workplace Is Making Us Fat

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - According to a study conducted by CareerBuilders.com, the current pressures of the workplace is contributing to making employees fat. Of the workers that CareerBuilder surveyed, 44 percent said that they have packed on some pounds in their current jobs. In fact, 28 percent...

Obese Workers Costs A Whopping $73.1B In Healthcare, Absenteeism And Presenteeism

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - The cost of obesity among U.S. full-time employees is estimated to be $73.1 billion, according to a new study by a Duke University obesity researcher, published last month in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This is the first study to quantify...

Evaluation of and Differential Diagnosis Considerations for Erectile Dysfunction in Workers’ Compensation Claims

----------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT NOTICE ----------------------------------------------------------------- This article was available for free on our site through March 11, 2011. It is available for a fee through the LexisNexis services. Lexis.com subscribers can access...

Living (and Dying) in the Stroke Belt and the Implications for Workers’ Compensation

By Thomas A. Robinson In the South, we take great pride in a form of perverse magic: we can turn a green vegetable into a stroke. It's pretty simple, really. You take some freshly picked okra, wash it, slice it in half-inch sections, dip the sections in buttermilk, dredge them in corn meal that's...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (8/12/2011) – Technician’s Back Injury Claim Not Barred On Basis That Stooping and Bending to Retrieve Tools Were Normal Activities of Daily Life

Larson's Spotlight on Normal Activities of Daily Life, Misrepresentation of Medical Condition, Recusal of Hearing Officer, Obesity and Personal Risk, and Exclusive Remedy of Longshore Act. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff...

Workplace Wellness Programs Return on Investment and Implementation Tips

By Rebecca A. Shafer, J.D., President, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Michael Stack, Editor and Director of Operations, Amaxx LLC. Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations, LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community Of the many workers’ compensation cost...

Workplace Wellness Programs Return on Investment and Implementation Tips

By Rebecca A. Shafer, J.D., President, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Michael Stack, Editor and Director of Operations, Amaxx LLC. Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations, LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community Of the many workers’ compensation cost...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (6/24/2013)

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 NEWS: Fitch Reports Underwriting Results Expected to Improve for US Workers Comp Market . Expert Claims Federal...

CWCI Research Examines Effect of AMA’s Reclassification of Obesity on California Workers’ Comp

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) report suggests that the number of work injury claims involving obesity could increase sharply, along with the associated costs, following the recent vote by the American Medical Association (AMA) to reclassify obesity as a treatable disease...

The Aging Workforce: How to Manage Workers’ Comp Costs for the Silver Bunch

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. Here’s the story of an aging workforce that can’t afford to leave their jobs...

Obesity in the Workforce – An Expanding Problem

American waistlines are expanding, with the adult obesity rate estimated by some to be as high as 40%. The obesity rate in the workforce has historically been lower than that of the general population, but this too is on the increase. Obese workers reportedly have more occupational limitations, more...

Fighting Fire with Fire – The Impact of Obesity on Firefighter Health

A sure sign of the concern mounting over the rate of obesity in the U.S. is the number of studies that are coming out analyzing the issue from a myriad of different angles. One of the most recent, Adiposity Predicts Self-Reported Frequency of Poor Health Days Among Male Firefighters , looks at the issue...

2014 Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues

The new edition of Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis (LexisNexis) is a veritable cornucopia of expert analysis, provocative commentary, and a 50 state survey of workers’ compensation legislation in 2014 As with last year’s inaugural edition, the 2014 Larson Series Workers’...

Employers’ Costs of Lost Productivity Due to Obesity-Related Absenteeism: 50 State Study

Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Although the annual costs of providing healthcare to Americans for conditions associated with obesity has been estimated at well over $100 billion ($147 billion in 2008), less information has been gathered...