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Hand Me Another Big Mac: Heart Attack During PT Compensable in DE for Jenny Craig Poster Boy

Props to Vince Hedrick and John Gilbert for battling it out in another one of those IAB causation cases involving a heart attack. These don't really crop up all that often and this one has a little twist on its facts--claimant did not succumb on the job, he collapsed during a program of work conditioning...

The OSHA Regulatory Burden: New Study Debunks Job Killer, Anti-Competitive Theories

It is a truth universally acknowledged that OSHA workplace regulations are unduly burdensome, negatively impacting an employer’s competitiveness and destroying jobs for workers . The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one of the most controversial regulatory agencies in...

LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2012 Honorees

The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community has selected its 2012 honorees for the Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues . Congratulations to all the honorees! We thank our community members and Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board members...

Women on the Verge: Menopause Symptoms in the Workplace

By Robin E. Kobayashi, JD, LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations When it comes to employee wellness and costs borne by employers, studies tend to focus on the “big three”: cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. But no one—well, at least in our workers’ comp...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: New Study Claims No Association Exists Between CTS and Occupational Computer Use

The computer is now ubiquitous in our workplaces. But does all that keyboarding, typing, mouse clicking and mouse dragging cause or contribute to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (“CTS”)? Given the prevalence of both occupational computer usage and diagnosed cases of CTS, this topic generates a lot...

Marsh Report on ACA and Workers’ Compensation: Helping Employers to Keep a Foothold on Snowy Roads and Black Ice

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. Whatever your views happen to be about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of...

Hurricane Obamacare: Experts Attempt to Forecast Impact of Affordable Care Act on Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) Executive Director Richard Victor, Ph.D. of Cambridge, Massachusetts stated in his presentation “Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Workers’ Compensation” during WCRI’s 2014 Annual Issues and Research Conference on March...

NCCI Research Brief on Medicare Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation

NCCI has recently examined the demographics related to MSAs (distributions of amounts of MSAs and total settlements that include MSAs; distributions of ages of claimants) and the aspects of the CMS review process (length of time from submission to CMS approval; relation between submitted and CMS-approved...

LexisNexis Top Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2014 Honorees

The LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers' Compensation has selected its 2014 honorees for the Top Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues. Congratulations to all the honorees! As 2014 winds down, the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers’ Compensation has again combed through...

WV Supreme Court Allows Tolling of Six Month Time Limitation on Filing a Claim for Dependent’s Death Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation Act

by Alyssa A. Sloan W.Va. Code § 23-4-15 provides the statute of limitations for filing a claim for Workers’ Compensation dependent’s death benefits in West Virginia. In 1986, the Legislature adopted a six month period in which applications for these benefits may be filed. The code...

Employee or Independent Contractor? Workers' Compensation Edition

Let's continue our tour through the different classification standards with the Pennsylvania standard for workers' compensation. You can also check out our previous episodes on unemployment compensation , and wage and hour . Now, back to business: While no hard and fast rule exists to determine...

Workers’ Compensation on the Gridiron

by James W. Heslep As summer begins to fade into fall, people everywhere are just beginning to enjoy five months of riveting football action. While most football fans do not link the sight of their favorite team’s colors with issues of employment law, the American gridiron has proved to be one...