Expert Examines Whether Employee Classification Issues Hurt Uber Business Model .
Uber Employee Email Exchanges Shed Light on Firing Practices of Drivers .
Manufacturers Seek to Reduce Risks for Workplace Exposure to Chemical Flavorings .
CMS Releases NGHP User Guide Version 4.5 (Feb. 2, 2015...
An injured worker’s medical expenses related to intravenous chelation therapy performed in a medical office should have been paid by the employer in spite of a specific state regulation [see WV. Code of St. Rules 85–20–62.2] that precluded the reimbursement, held the state’s Supreme...
Doctors, Drug Companies Exploit Loopholes in Physician Dispensing .
Gig Workers Seek Labor Protections, Benefits .
Zurich 4Q Profit Drops 20 Percent .
H.R. 994 Would Improve Workers Compensation for Uranium Mining .
Affordable Care Act Raises Stakes for Worker Misclassification .
House Bills Filed Seek End of Federal Prohibition on Marijuana .
FDA Issues Draft Documents for Compliance With Laws on Compound Drugs .
GENEX White Paper Examines Tipping Points of Routine Workers Comp Claims .
WCRI Names New Executive Director and New CEO .
NPR Series Examines Plight of...
WCRI Study Updates on Rising Hospital Costs in Workers Compensation .
OR WCD Releases Full Report on 2014 WC Premium Rate Ranking .
Study on Opioid Tolerance Could Help Pain Patients Stay on Lower Dosages .
Study: Risk of Unintentional Overdose Twice as High for Long Acting Opioid Users .
Obama’s Budget Proposal Mandates Reporting of Workers Comp Benefits to SSA .
ProPublica Comments on OSHA Study of Inequality, Lack of Workplace Safety .
The Atlantic: Workers Comp Policy “Doesn’t Really Seem to Involve You Until It Does” .
PBS Newshour Interviews Journalists...
WCRI Posts Annual Report and Research Review .
Workers Sue Instacart (On Demand Grocery), Claim Misclassification .
Immigrant Workers in Constant Fear of Deportation When Injured at Work .
McDonald’s Employees File 28 Health and Safety Complaints in 19 Cities .
ProPublica Responds to...
NIOSH Recommends All Workplaces Be Tobacco Free, eCigarette Free .
NIOSH Examines High Rate of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Among Poultry Workers .
OSHA Updates Workplace Violence Protections for Healthcare, Social Service Workers .
CMS Releases Version 4.6 of MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide . ...
US Senate Approves Sweeping Changes to How Medicare Pays Doctors .
EEOC Proposes Rule on Application of ADA to Workplace Wellness Programs .
WCRI Releases Nat’l Inventory of Cost Containment Initiatives Adopted in 51 Jurisdictions .
NIOSH Finds Police Officers, Firefighters Have Largest...
DOJ Audit Alleges GEO Group Incorrectly Calculated Workers Comp Insurance .
US DOL Proposes Rule to Revise Black Lung Benefits Act .
OSHA Issues Final Confined Spaces Rule to Protect Construction Workers .
Doctors Banned From Billing Medicare Still Billing State Medicaid Programs .
NIOSH, Ohio BWC to Study Impact of Integrating Wellness With OSH Programs .
ACOEM/UL Propose New Framework for Integrating Health/Safety Programs in Workplace .
U.S. Rep. Refiles Bill to Prevent ICD-10 Implementation .
NIOSH Examines Higher Nurse-to-Patient Ratio to Improve Nurse Injury Rates...
NCCI Posts Latest Economic Outlook and Impact on Workers Comp .
Fitch Ratings Announces Top Workers Comp Insurance Writers for 2014 .
OSHA Issues Inspection Guidance for Health Care Industry .
Columnist: New Worker Category Should Be Created to Cover Gig Workers .
Some On-Demand Service Companies...
RIMS/Advisen: Stable Insurance Market Shows Decline in Workers Comp Costs .
Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress .
Luxe Valet On Demand Service Converts Contractors to Employees .
Lawmakers Seek to Investigate DOJ’s Prosecution of Medical Marijuana Patients, Providers...
NCCI Posts New Release of Proof of Coverage State Guide .
ProPublica Partners With Beacon Crowdfunding Site to Generate Work Comp News .
10th Circuit Overturns $3.5M Verdict in Alleged Construction Machine Defect Case .
NRLB Redefines Joint Employer Status in Temporary Agency Case .
Obama Signs Executive Order for Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave .
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices .
Houses Passes Bills to Address Opioid Abuse .
NIOSH Examines Lessons Learned of 9/11 Health Effects .
Study Finds Police Officer Risk of Injury in...
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia affirmed a decision of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board of Review that rejected an employee’s application for benefits where the employee claimed he sustained head, ankle, and neck injuries when he slipped in a puddle of water in...
OSHA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Employer Record Keeping .
NIOSH Posts 2014 Mid-Year Worker Fatality Report for Oil and Gas Industry .
AFL-CIO Releases 2015 Edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect .
Museum of Tort Law, Which Includes Workers Comp Exhibit, Now Open to...
In a memorandum decision, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia held that a state trial court appropriately dismissed a deliberate intent suit filed by the personal representative of a deceased worker against the former employer where the representative contended that the worker’s death...
Experts Predict Shrinking of Workers Comp, Blurring of Healthcare/WC Systems .
CEOs of On Demand Companies Call for Worker Safety Net, Work Protections, Benefits .
Domestic Worker Advocates Push New Initiatives for On-Demand Workers .
CDC Posts Factors Associated With Poor Control of 9/11-Related...
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 Services/Non-Physician Practitioner...
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 .
NIOSH Examines Troubling Statistics on Opioid...
Experts Identify Top 10 Issues to Watch for Workers’ Comp in 2016 .
EEOC Seeks Comments on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Retaliation .
Insurance Information Institute President Dr. Robert Hartwig to Step Down .
Obama Budget Would Invest $1.1B to Fight Opioid Abuse, Heroin...
Senator Wants CDC to Explore Use of Medical Marijuana to Combat Opioid Abuse .
NIOSH Explains Recommended Exposure Limit for Occupational Noise .
NIOSH Offers Employers Advice on Helping Workers Use Vehicle Safety Features .
AL: SB 122 Would Limit Employer’s Responsibility for PTD and...
CA: Ins. Dept. Announces 10.5 Percent Workers’ Comp Rate Reduction .
CA: New Round of Charges Filed Against Medical Providers in WC System .
CA: Sen. Mendoza Calls for Study, Investigation of WC Fraud .
CA: UnitedHealth Exits ACA Market in California .
CO: CDLE Workers Comp Division...
Under the West Virginia subrogation statute [W. Va. Code § 23–2A–1], a party is entitled to a lien only to the extent that it has actually paid a sum of money. Accordingly, where a mining electrician suffered catastrophic injuries when he was struck and run over by an underground shuttle...