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Occupational Fatalities Involving Engines, Robots & Thingamabobs: A Study on Ways to Terminate Worker Death by Machines
Posted on 6 Dec 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. A farm worker is crushed to death after his tractor flips and pins him between the tractor and the wagon it was pulling. A construction worker is struck and killed by a swinging crane when another... Read More

What’s Really Behind the Decline in Workers’ Comp Claim Rates?
Posted on 9 May 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

New study suggests improved safety is only partially the answer given the considerable shift of care from workers’ comp to private insurance coverage Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation... Read More

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Vernon R. Sumwalt

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... Read More

Issue 4 of Workers’ Compensation Resources Research Report (WCRRR) Examines Employers’ Costs
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Issue 4 of the Workers’ Compensation Resources Research Report ( WCRRR ) examines the employers’ costs of workers’ compensation based on the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Part I provides information on the national... Read More

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: Considering the NCCI Research Brief “Workers’ Compensation Claims Frequency”
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 by Vernon R. Sumwalt

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... Read More

NY: Legislature Passes Construction Worker Misclassification Bill
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - The New York Legislature has passed S5847, which would crack down on misclassification of workers in the construction industry. The bill has been sent to the Governor. Search for the bill here (by entering S5847) State Senator George... Read More

UT: Lawmakers to Address Construction Industry Practice of Calling Workers "Owners"
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - KSL 5 reports that legislators are planning to investigate the construction industry practice of calling workers "owners" so as to avoid payroll taxes, workers' compensation or unemployment insurance, this after KSL... Read More

FL: DWC to Hold Workshop on Proposed Changes to Construction Industry Class Codes
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation will hold a w orkshop on the Notice of Proposed Rule Amendment for the Division of Workers' Compensation Rule 69L-6.021, Construction Industry Classification Codes, Descriptions and... Read More

Issue 4 of Workers’ Compensation Resources Research Report (WCRRR) Examines Employers’ Costs
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Issue 4 of the Workers’ Compensation Resources Research Report ( WCRRR ) examines the employers’ costs of workers’ compensation based on the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Part I provides information on the national... Read More