This article surveys recent legal trends in the states of Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, and Kentucky as explained by our workers’ compensation experts below.
The Arizona Legislature has enacted several new laws, all of them effective...
NCCI Posts 2015 State of the Line Reference Guide .
OSHA Considering Panel’s Recommendations for New Safety Guidelines .
Lockton Releases White Paper on Opioid Epidemic and Chronic Pain .
Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Reduce Opioid Abuse .
Evidence supported the Board’s finding that an employee was a displaced worker where, following surgery on her left wrist, the worker had been released to light-duty, one-handed work but, because of limited education, inability to speak English and a limited...
Lyft Settles Calif. Lawsuit for $12.5M, Drivers Still Not Classified as Employees .
Price Wars Between Insurers and Drug Companies Impact Patients’ Healthcare .
AMA Recommends Changes to CDC’s Proposed Opioid Prescription Policy .
AK: WCD Posts...
NCCI Establishes Baseline for Monitoring Impact of ACA on Workers Comp .
Recent Ruling Could Give OSHA Wider Authority for Issuing Enterprise Abatement Orders .
AZ: ICA Posts RFQ for Qualified Vendor List for Investment Management Consulting Services .
ProPublica Examines Power, Wealth of Middlemen at Workers Comp Conferences .
CDC Reports Increase in Drug, Opioid Overdose Deaths in U.S. 2000-2014 .
CDC Opens Comment Period for Proposed 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain .
NCCI Analyzes State Differences in Diagnosis, Treatment of Joint Injuries .
Businesses Consider Purchase of Active Shooter Insurance .
Study Finds News Media Focuses on Criminal, Not Preventative Aspects of Opioid Abuse .
CA: DWC Posts Changes to OMFS (Physician...
WCRI: Medical Prices Lower, Grew Slower in States With Medical Fee Schedules .
OSHA Seeks Public Comment on Safety & Health Program Management Guidelines .
US Dept. of Labor Proposes Rule to Update Implementation of EEOICPA .
Documentary Film Made of...
A.M. Best: U.S. Workers Comp Performance Improves Despite Rate Softening .
Travelers, Hartford, AIG Rank as Top Three Workers Comp Insurers in 2014 .
Shifting Trends of Prescription Opioids and Heroin Abuse in the US .
AK: WCB Approves Changes to Workers...
Substantial evidence supported a finding by the Industrial Accident Board that a worker and his employer had settled the worker’s back injury claim where an examining physician (hired by the defense) wrote a report saying that as of the date of examination...
Latest Map of Uninsured in America Shows Lack of Health Insurance in the South .
Survey of Occupational Injuries, Illnesses Shows Nearly 3 Million Workplace Injuries in 2014 .
EEOC Proposes Allowing Genetic Information for Voluntary Workplace Wellness Programs...
Senator Sanders, Dem Lawmakers Warn Labor Secretary Perez About Opt Outs .
CEPR Examines Cuts in Workers Comp and Rising SSDI Payments .
NCCI Announces New President and CEO William E. Donnell .
Obama Announces Guidelines for Addressing Prescription Drug...
CompPharma Releases Latest Workers Comp Prescription Drug Management Study .
OSHA Moves a Step Closer to Finalizing New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule .
Study Finds Long Term Opioid Use Less Effective for 4 out of 5 Women .
AZ: NCCI Explains 2.2% Decrease...
WEDI: Only Half of States Ready for ICD-10 Switch for Work Comp Claim Purposes .
MSP Report Examines Impact of MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Requirements .
New England Governors Urge FDA to Change Opioid Warning Labels .
AK: Uber Agrees to Pay State a Fine...
As is the case in a number of states, Delaware allows an injured employee of an uninsured employer two avenues of relief: (a) to pursue workers’ compensation benefits against the employer with the Industrial Accident Board, and (b) to sue the employer in...