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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

New Study Shows Earnings Losses Persist Much Longer After Work-Related Injury, Even for Minor Injuries
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

Income benefits paid to workers through the workers’ compensation system replace a smaller fraction of lost income benefits than previously believed Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation... 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

Ohio: Court Eases Proof Requirements Related to Retaliatory Discharge Actions
Posted on 26 Sep 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

An Ohio appellate court has indicated that former court decisions, including at least one by the state’s Supreme Court, should not be read as requiring a former employee to prove, as the first of three required elements of a retaliatory discharge... Read More

Federal: Sixth Circuit RICO Suit Related to Workplace Injury Claims Dismissed
Posted on 27 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Reversing a decision entered last year by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a divided en banc panel (11 to 5) of the Court has dismissed a suit alleging that a third-party claims administrator’s collusion with Coca-Cola... Read More

OSHA’s Quest to Uncover Hidden Injuries
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OSHA is more than half-way done in reaching its goal of inspecting 350 companies during a two-year period to gauge the accuracy of injury and illness recordkeeping. Read the article in the Houston Chronicle . 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

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Illegal Alien Work Injury Case
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a case from Louisiana concerning workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker who was an illegal alien, and whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 preempts state law awards... Read More

Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses S

Shift work sleep disorder, also called shift work disorder, is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by symptoms of tiredness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and excessive daytime sleepiness. Shift work sleep disorder can lead to accidents and... 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