Workers' Compensation

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New York: Board Was Empowered to Promulgate Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines
Posted on 26 Jul 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A New York appellate court held that the state's Workers' Compensation Board was empowered with the authority to promulgate the state's Non-Acute Pain Medical Treatment Guidelines (“NAPMTG”), and utilizing the guidelines in the... Read More

New York: Board Appropriately Ordered Claimant to Be Weaned from High Dose of Opioids
Posted on 28 Mar 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A decision by the New York Board that directed an injured worker to begin a weaning process from his long-term opioid prescription treatment program was supported by substantial evidence, held a state appellate court. The worker’s claim was established... Read More

Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis: The Year of Constitutional Challenges
Posted on 8 Nov 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., co-author, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law As most states move into the second millennia of their respective workers’ compensation acts, one might expect that most constitutional issues within the occupational... Read More

ACOEM Updates Guideline Regarding the Use of Opioids in Safety-Sensitive Jobs
Posted on 16 Jul 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

ACOEM tightens guidelines, cautions against the use of opioids in any safety sensitive job, not just motor vehicle driving Much has been written lately on the increased use—both licit and illicit—of opioids. Against this backdrop, concern... Read More