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California: Direct Injuries vs. Compensable Consequences
Posted on 29 Mar 2017 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The Importance of Knowing the Difference Between Direct Injuries and Compensable Consequences For dates of injury prior to 1/1/2013, injured workers were entitled to full workers’ compensation benefits for injuries to all body parts, regardless... Read More

Missouri: Sleepy Worker Collects Disability for Breaking Her Ankle
Posted on 22 May 2015 by Martin Klug

The Commission in a 2-1 opinion affirmed an award of disability of more than $82,000 for a worker who fell because of a sleep disorder caused by working long shifts. Riggins v My Camp , 2015 MO WCLR Lexis 47 (May 14, 2015) An injured worker must show... Read More

Worksite Healthy Sleep Program: Helping Employees Sleep One Z at a Time
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 by Robin E. Kobayashi

By Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations The CDC reports that 30 percent of civilian employed U.S. adults, which equates to 40.6 million workers, lack sufficient sleep. These adult workers are sleeping less than 6... Read More

New Hampshire: Truck Driver Injured When He Fell Asleep Should Recovery Comp Benefits
Posted on 27 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 3.03 and relying upon its earlier decision in Appeal of Margeson , 162 N.H. 273, 27 A.3d 663 (2011), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire reversed the state’s Compensation Appeals Board... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions (9/7/2012)
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The following analysis is based on the 8/30/2012 amended version of SB 863: SB863, widely lauded as the “new and improved” workers’ compensation reform package passed both the houses of the legislature on Friday, August 31 and is now... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions (9/7/2012)
Posted on 8 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The following analysis is based on the 8/30/2012 amended version of SB 863: SB863, widely lauded as the “new and improved” workers’ compensation reform package passed both the houses of the legislature on Friday, August 31 and is... Read More

Shift Start Times Can Impact Sleep, Alertness: Study
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - A report presented at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC suggests that start shift time can impact sleep opportunities and the risk of on-the-job fatigue. Results... Read More