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Hand Me Another Big Mac: Heart Attack During PT Compensable in DE for Jenny Craig Poster Boy
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

Props to Vince Hedrick and John Gilbert for battling it out in another one of those IAB causation cases involving a heart attack. These don't really crop up all that often and this one has a little twist on its facts--claimant did not succumb on the... Read More

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories
Posted on 20 May 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one... Read More

LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2012 Honorees
Posted on 29 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community has selected its 2012 honorees for the Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues . Congratulations to all the honorees! We thank our community members and Larson's National... Read More

2017 RAND Study Evaluates Occupational Disability Guidelines (ODG)
Posted on 22 Jul 2017 by Stuart D. Colburn

RAND Corp. published its review of the (1) Technical Quality and (2) Clinical Acceptance of the Occupational Disability Guidelines (ODG) published by Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI). This paper briefly discusses the RAND report. Who Is Work Loss Data... Read More

LexisNexis Top Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2014 Honorees
Posted on 16 Dec 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers' Compensation has selected its 2014 honorees for the Top Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues. Congratulations to all the honorees! As 2014 winds down, the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers’... Read More

Mental Health in the Workplace
Posted on 22 Apr 2017 by Roger Rabb

A recent webinar discussed mental health and well-being in the workplace and looked at some of the impacts on workers’ compensation Concerns with workplace safety and worker health are obviously not new among workers’ compensation system... Read More

Opioid Abuse Reduction Efforts in Workers' Compensation Claims Examined
Posted on 26 Jul 2016 by Roger Rabb

A New Report Looks at the Early Data in 25 States to See How Opioid Abuse Reform Efforts are Faring in Workers' Compensation Claims In light of the epidemic in deaths caused by prescription opioid overdoses and abuse building since at least the... Read More

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: New Study Claims No Association Exists Between CTS and Occupational Computer Use
Posted on 9 Mar 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

The computer is now ubiquitous in our workplaces. But does all that keyboarding, typing, mouse clicking and mouse dragging cause or contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (“CTS”)? Given the prevalence of both occupational computer usage and... Read More

Medical Marijuana and Opioids in the Workplace
Posted on 25 Aug 2017 by Albert B. Randall Jr.

By Albert B. Randall, Jr., Esq., Franklin & Prokopik, P.C. Navigating federal and state laws regarding medical marijuana and dealing with the workplace implications of the national opioid epidemic are challenging issues facing many businesses today... Read More

Hurricane Obamacare: Experts Attempt to Forecast Impact of Affordable Care Act on Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 25 Mar 2014 by John Stahl

Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Executive Director Richard Victor, Ph.D. of Cambridge, Massachusetts stated in his presentation “Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Workers’ Compensation” during WCRI’s 2014... Read More

Marsh Report on ACA and Workers’ Compensation: Helping Employers to Keep a Foothold on Snowy Roads and Black Ice
Posted on 20 Mar 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

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. Whatever your views happen to be about... Read More

NCCI Research Brief on Medicare Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation
Posted on 21 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NCCI has recently examined the demographics related to MSAs (distributions of amounts of MSAs and total settlements that include MSAs; distributions of ages of claimants) and the aspects of the CMS review process (length of time from submission to CMS... Read More

Women on the Verge: Menopause Symptoms in the Workplace
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Robin E. Kobayashi

By Robin E. Kobayashi, JD, LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations When it comes to employee wellness and costs borne by employers, studies tend to focus on the “big three”: cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. But no... Read More