Workers' Compensation

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Dr. Peter Barth on 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation: Progress and Unmet Goals Mark Centennial
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 by John Stahl

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute kicked off its November 16-17, 2011 Annual Conference with reviewing the first 100 years of workers’ compensation. Workers’ Compensation guru Dr. Peter Barth provided a Centennial 60 Minutes... Read More

MO: Western District Announces 'Open Season' On Employers
Posted on 15 Sep 2011 by Martin Klug

Just when Missouri business was feeling good about things after comp reform, the court of appeals has now announced open season and allows claimants with occupational disease cases to go after their employers in circuit court instead of comp. State ex... 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

50 State Legislative Survey At a Glance for Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 23 Oct 2013 by Thomas A. Robinson

Quite a few years ago I had the pleasure of participating, along with Emeritus Professor Arthur Larson and a few others, in a small, lively, interactive, non-musical “jam session” at Duke University Law School, during which we discussed various... Read More

Another Busy Year for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Brian J. Caveney, M.D., J.D., MPH

The new 2011 Edition of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis) has shipped to customers This was another busy year for workers' compensation and occupational health. In light of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care... Read More

Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room (Podcast Transcript)
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Note: This transcript of the Dr. Victor podcast has been partially edited. Steve Berstler: On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers' Compensation Research Institute on the workers’ compensation systems Elephant... Read More

Oklahoma: Supreme Court Strikes Down Yet Another Provision in State’s Comp Act
Posted on 15 Apr 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split (7–2) decision, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma has struck down yet another provision of the state’s controversial 2013 “reform” of its workers’ compensation law. The provision, Okla. Stat. tit. 85A, § 45(C... Read More

Dr. Peter Barth on 100 Years of Workers’ Compensation: Progress and Unmet Goals Mark Centennial
Posted on 28 Nov 2011 by John Stahl

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute kicked off its November 16-17, 2011 Annual Conference with reviewing the first 100 years of workers’ compensation. Workers’ Compensation guru Dr. Peter Barth provided a Centennial 60 Minutes... Read More

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute, discusses the challenges of return to work opportunities for injured workers and the workers compensation questions presented by the unprecedented... Read More

Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) Reform
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Federal Workers' Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act (H.R. 2465), which is designed to strengthen and enhance the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA), the workers' compensation... Read More

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Law Upheld By State Supreme Court
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld Senate Bill 1062, which replaced the state's Workers' Compensation Code with the Administrative Workers' Compensation Act, and which allows some employers to opt out of the state workers' compensation... Read More

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider
Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by Brad Bleakney

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related... Read More

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP - Claims, Safety National
Posted on 14 Feb 2012 by Karen C. Yotis

In this Emerging Issues Analysis article now available on the LexisNexis Bookstore for purchase, Karen C. Yotis, Esq. examines the 2011 legislative reforms to Illinois workers’ compensation from a claims-handling perspective, as explained to her... Read More

CWCI Study Finds California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments Exceed Pre-Reform Levels
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Average amounts paid per claim for treatment, prescriptions and durable medical equipment (DME), medical management and cost containment, and med-legal reports in the California workers' compensation system have grown steadily since 2005, pushing... Read More

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room
Posted on 14 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers Compensation Research Institute, discusses the challenges of return to work opportunities for injured workers and the workers compensation questions presented by the unprecedented... Read More