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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

Missouri: Court Rejects Co-employee Liability in Wrongful Death Claim
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Martin Klug

Many Missouri employees have been dragged in court recently regarding workplace injuries following a landmark 2010 case Robinson v Hooker , 323 S.W.3d 418 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010), which concluded the exclusive remedy of the Missouri workers’ compensation... Read More

Missouri: Supreme Court Reverses Comp Benefits From Making Coffee
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Martin Klug

Claimant was injured in an office kitchen after making coffee and fell when she turned to put coffee grounds into the trash eventually resulting in surgery to her hip and pelvis. The Supreme Court in Johme v St. John's Mercy Healthcare, No. SC 92113... Read More

California: Causation of Injury v. Causation of Disability
Posted on 2 Aug 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter subscribers can link to the cases cited below . The issue of causation has been a central theme in many recent cases. However, given that there are two types of legal causation in the world of workers’ compensation, it’s easy for... Read More

Injured Workers Hire Attorneys Due To Lack of Employer Communication
Posted on 13 Nov 2013 by Rebecca A. Shafer

Employers, in their efforts to control workers’ compensation claim cost, often go to great lengths to manage their safety program, provide medical management, and analyze data. Employers also often incorporate computer programs with the latest technology... Read More

Obesity in the Workforce – An Expanding Problem
Posted on 5 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses S

American waistlines are expanding, with the adult obesity rate estimated by some to be as high as 40%. The obesity rate in the workforce has historically been lower than that of the general population, but this too is on the increase. Obese workers reportedly... Read More

Why Every Employer Needs a Post-Injury Response Procedure: How to Keep the Ship on Course
Posted on 16 Aug 2012 by Rebecca A. Shafer

At the 21st Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®, Rebecca Shafer, JD, president of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc., will speak on Legal Triage: Team-Based Early Case Management to Fast-Track Claims. An employer’s... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Court Dismisses Injured Workers' Tort Action Against Carrier for Five-Month Delay in Medical Benefits
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Bad Faith Insurance Tactics, Benefits During Incarceration, Borrowing Employer, and Injury and Causation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

The Supremes Consider OCSLA
Posted on 28 Oct 2011 by Thomas C. Fitzhugh, III

Thomas C. Fitzhugh, III, Fitzhugh & Elliott, P.C., Houston, Texas, addresses a case on the Supreme Court's upcoming docket that directly addresses concerns of the Longshore community: Valladolid v. Pacific Operations Offshore, LLP , 604 F.3d 1126... Read More

Workplace Injuries: Identification and Prevention – Risk Management Tips
Posted on 12 Jun 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Workplace Safety Goals. One of the most challenging aspects of occupational safety is goal setting. Goals that will be achievable and sustainable seem to be a mystery to many organizations. Historically in safety, setting a goal of having zero injuries... Read More

Experts Address Pre-loss Control Programs
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by John Stahl

Panel Shows Benefits of Shifting Focus From Post-Injury Costs to Incident Prevention By John M. Stahl, Esq. An October 11, 2011, webinar entitled “ Injury Prevention & Pre-Loss Controls: A Paradigm Shift in Workers' Compensation, sponsored... Read More

Kids’ Chance of America: How You Can Make a Difference
Posted on 29 Dec 2011 by Peggy Hassler

Kids' Chance of America and two-dozen state Kids’ Chance organizations improve the lives of children with a parent killed or seriously disabled in an on-the-job injury, by providing scholarships to finish their post-high school education. ... Read More

Slow Recovery Affects Workers’ Comp Benefits and Costs
Posted on 7 Aug 2012 by Workers' Compensation Law Community Staff

Click here to read more about how and why the "Slow Recovery Affects Workers' Comp Benefits and Costs" and to download this latest report from the National Academy of Social Insurance . Read More

Occupational Safety Research: The Potentials and Hurdles of Using Workers’ Comp Data
Posted on 1 Sep 2015 by Roger Rabb

By Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Last December at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workers’ Compensation Leaders Research Colloquium in Washington... Read More