WCRI Publishes New Study on Recession, Fear of Job Loss, and Return to Work

CAMBRIDGE, MA - The Workers' Compensation Research Institute has published a new study analyzing the impact of recession on return-to-work interventions and outcomes. The study finds that if a recession is severe and there is a high level fear of job loss, workers may engage in more aggressive efforts...

Pimentel Delivers Keynote Address at National Workers' Comp Conference in Las Vegas

Dr. Richard Pimentel, senior partner with Milt Wright & Associates and a national expert on disability management, job recruitment, job retention, the ADA, and attitude change, delivered the keynote address November 11, 2010, at the 19th Annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference...

Property and Casualty Insurance Industry: A Mixed Picture of Present and Future Conditions

Robert P. Hartwig, President, Insurance Information Institute, in a report entitled "Out of the Abyss: Growth, Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Crisis World," at NCCI's annual issues symposium on May 5, 2011, presented a mixed picture of present and future conditions of the property...

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims frequency in 2010. To a variable extent, the conclusions...

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”

By Vernon Sumwalt, Esq. In the NCCI brief “ Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency ” (August 2011), Jim Davis and Yair Bar-Chaim look at the consequences of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 upon workers’ compensation claims frequency in 2010. To a variable extent, the conclusions...

Size Matters: NCCI Attributes Medical Costs Trends to Claim Categories

Many studies have analyzed why the medical componen t of workers' compensation costs have risen rapidly the past several years despite the recession. Explanations for the higher costs have ranged from increased workers' compensation prescription drug costs to the decline in the Dow Jones Industrial...

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room

On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute, discusses the challenges of return to work opportunities for injured workers and the workers compensation questions presented by the unprecedented disruption of the labor market. Copyright© 2011...

Thomas A. Robinson on 2011 Year in Review: Top 10 Issues in Workers’ Compensation Law

In this LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis article, Thomas A. Robinson analyzes the top 10 workers’ compensation events for 2011, with an eye to the hot button issues for 2012. > You can purchase the article at the LexisNexis Bookstore . > Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete...

WCRI’s Baseline for Evaluating Impact of North Carolina’s 2011 Workers’ Comp Reforms: A Measuring Stick That Falls Short

By Vernon Sumwalt WCRI’s “ Baseline for Evaluating Impact of 2011 Reforms in North Carolina: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 12th Edition ” (the “WCRI study”) tries to provide a measuring stick to evaluate the 2011 amendments to the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation...

NCCI’s State of the Workers’ Compensation Line 2012: The Struggle Continues

By John Stahl, Esq. The State of the Workers’ Compensation Line 2012 presentation at the National Council on Compensation Insurance Holdings. Inc.’s , (NCCI) 2012 Annual Issue Symposium discussed trends in workers’ compensation insurance premiums, claims frequency, and related statistics...

Slow Recovery Affects Workers’ Comp Benefits and Costs

Click here to read more about how and why the "Slow Recovery Affects Workers' Comp Benefits and Costs" and to download this latest report from the National Academy of Social Insurance .

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/15/2012)

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: WCRI Studies Show Impact of Recession, Reforms on 16 State WC Systems . Insurance Execs Seek WC Rate...