Workers' Compensation

Recent Posts

New Study Shows Earnings Losses Persist Much Longer After Work-Related Injury, Even for Minor Injuries
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

Income benefits paid to workers through the workers’ compensation system replace a smaller fraction of lost income benefits than previously believed Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation... Read More

Florida: 104-Week Limit on TTD Benefits Found Unconstitutional
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Florida struck down the state’s 104-week limit on TTD benefits for injured workers who remain totally disabled after the capped time period, but who have not yet reached MMI. The majority held the limit... Read More

Industrial Injuries in the U.S.: A 14-Year Analysis of Characteristics, Trends and Health Care Costs
Posted on 10 Sep 2015 by Robin E. Kobayashi

By Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. and Karen C. Yotis, Esq. An ambitious new study that examines industry-related injuries in the U.S. for the period 1998 to 2011 has shed some light on the characteristics of occupational injuries as well as the resultant... Read More

Five Good Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss WCRI’s 31st Annual Conference
Posted on 6 Feb 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Anyone familiar with the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s 31-year history of providing the data and analysis that industry mavericks rely upon to understand, manage and effect real change have come to expect WCRI conferences to provide... Read More

The Adversaries and Frenemies of Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Coming down on the side of a system that endures “You have enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something.” – Eminem By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. When it comes to workers’ compensation... Read More

Florida Workers’ Compensation: The Great Wait
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Robert J. Grace, Jr.

All eyes are on Florida and the key challenges to its workers’ comp laws, including whether the “Grand Bargain” exists One year ago when the Foreword to the 2014 Edition of Dubreuil’s Florida Workers’ Compensation Handbook... Read More

Federalization of Workers’ Comp: Politics, Opt-Outs and Survival of the State-Based Status Quo
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter A chronicle of workers’ compensation in the United States tells the story of a persistent (but failing) federal advocacy that gives... Read More

Occupational Injuries and Third-Party Tort Claims: Effecting Change for Freelancers in the Digital Age or More Dust in the Wind?
Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. Industrial accidents and occupational disease epidemics motivated the movement to pass national health and safety laws, and the interaction between third-party actions in the workplace and these historical drivers should operate... Read More

IAIABC Taking Part in Shaping the Future of Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 4 May 2016 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC On April 20, 2016, the IAIABC kicked off the National Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation at its Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a three hour session, questions were... Read More

The Grand Bargain on Life Support: What Is the Future of Workers’ Compensation?
Posted on 4 Oct 2016 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq., Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, Livingston, NJ On September 23, 2017, Rutgers University Law School in Camden, N.J. brought together a panel of academics, jurists, and practitioners to discuss the... Read More