Workers' Compensation

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New Hampshire: Death from Drug Overdose Found Not Compensable
Posted on 14 Sep 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A decision denying death benefits to the surviving spouse of a New Hampshire worker who died from an overdose of oxycodone and heroin was affirmed by the state’s Supreme Court. The worker, who suffered a serious ankle fracture as a result of a work... Read More

Are Chronic Pain Syndromes and Drug Dependency Ratable Under the AMA Guides? If So, How?
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by Robert G. Rassp, Esq.

By Robert G. Rassp, Esq. © Copyright 2014. Excerpted from The Lawyer’s Guide to the AMA Guides and California Workers’ Compensation , 2014 Edition (LexisNexis). Reminder to Calif. Workers' Compensation Judges: You have access... Read More

IAIABC Policy Guide on Reducing Opioid Abuse Offers Blueprint for Effective Reform
Posted on 8 Sep 2013 by John Stahl

The bad news is that opioid abuse related to treating chronic pain remains a serious problem for every workers’ compensation system participant. The good news is that many workers’ compensation jurisdictions are increasing their efforts to... Read More