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Kansas: To Bar Recovery, Drug Impairment Must Be Contemporaneous With Onset of Injury or Condition
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A Kansas appellate court held that the state’s statutory provision barring workers’ compensation benefits to “impaired” workers, K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 44-501(d)(2), requires the employer to prove the worker was impaired at the time... Read More

Health Behaviors Contribute to Socioeconomic Differences in Mortality
Posted on 4 Apr 2014 by Teresa McLoughlin Rice

Money Can’t Buy Happiness, But It May Help You Live Longer The panoply of interrelated research on longevity appears to be coalescing around a consensus that socioeconomic status (“SES”) is an important indicator of life expectancy... Read More

Workplace Wellness Programs Return on Investment and Implementation Tips
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 by Rebecca A. Shafer

By Rebecca A. Shafer, J.D., President, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Michael Stack, Editor and Director of Operations, Amaxx LLC. Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations, LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community... Read More

Missouri: Young Woman Who Won’t Quit Smoking Awarded Permanent Total
Posted on 11 Sep 2013 by Martin Klug

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Case citations link to lexis.com. Bracketed case citations link to Lexis Advance. A 33 year old woman in Marion County hurt her back lifting a box of books, had back surgery and asserts she was unable to work due... Read More

Workplace Wellness Programs Return on Investment and Implementation Tips
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 by Rebecca A. Shafer

By Rebecca A. Shafer, J.D., President, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Michael Stack, Editor and Director of Operations, Amaxx LLC. Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations, LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Community... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (2/11/2013)
Posted on 11 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS : Study Finds High Correlation Between Mental Illness... Read More

CO: New DWC Guidelines Help Injured Workers Give Up Smoking
Posted on 10 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation has approved new treatment guidelines that include smoking-cessation programs for workers with lower-back injuries, shoulder-injury treatments, and treatment for lower extremity injuries, because cessation... Read More