Workers' Compensation

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Understanding Geographic Variation in the Use of Treatment Guidelines for Occupational Injuries
Posted on 5 Feb 2015 by Thomas A. Robinson

Greater medical consensus could reduce geographic variability A recent study published by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that there is geographic variation in the use of medical treatment guidelines that reaches... Read More

Nebraska: Shoulder Injury Claim Fails Where Claimant’s Condition was the Natural Progression of Preexisting Torn Rotator Cuff
Posted on 12 Jul 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

As is the case in a number of states, in Nebraska, if a workers' compensation case involves a preexisting condition, the claimant must prove that the claimed injury or disability was caused by the claimant's employment and that it was not merely... Read More

Missouri: Toilet Dispenser Attacks Worker
Posted on 16 Jan 2015 by Martin Klug

If a Missouri worker gets injured using a public toilet, does she get comp benefits? The answer is: at least some of the time, according to the latest report from the Commission in a case affirming benefits in a temporary award. Eberhard v G4S/Walkenhut... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Examines California Workers’ Comp Sprain Injury Claims
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) “Injury Scorecard” offers detailed data on work injury claims involving shoulder, arm, knee, and lower leg sprains. The Institute compiled data for the Score Card from 236,567 open... Read More

Missouri: Arthritic Findings Defeat Causation on Shoulder Case
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Martin Klug

A claimant must demonstrate not only that he had an "accident" but also an "injury." An injury is not compensable unless the accident was the prevailing factor in both the medical condition and disability. Claimant had an "accident"... Read More

CWCI Scorecard Examines California Workers’ Comp Sprain Injury Claims
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) “Injury Scorecard” offers detailed data on work injury claims involving shoulder, arm, knee, and lower leg sprains. The Institute compiled data for the Score Card from 236,567 open... Read More

Missouri: Arthritic Findings Defeat Causation on Shoulder Case
Posted on 23 Mar 2012 by Martin Klug

A claimant must demonstrate not only that he had an "accident" but also an "injury." An injury is not compensable unless the accident was the prevailing factor in both the medical condition and disability. Claimant had an "accident"... Read More

MO: Supervisor’s Step Off Sidewalk Did Not Step Her Outside Comp Statute
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Martin Klug

The State of Missouri refused to provide benefits to a supervisor of a state- run home for abused children, claiming her shoulder injury from a fall on an uneven surface was not a compensable accident when she was walking at work and she did not stay... Read More