LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2009 Honorees

LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues - 2009 Honorees

The LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Center has selected its 2009 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 for giving us their input.

These top blogsites contain some of the best writing out there on workers' compensation and workplace issues. They contain a wealth of information for the workers' compensation community with timely news items, practical information, expert analysis, practice tips, frequent postings, and helpful links to other sites.

These blogsites also show us how workplace issues interact with politics and culture. Moreover, they demonstrate how bloggers can impact the world of workers' compensation and workplace issues.

This year we've categorized the top blogs to honor ongoing achievement, the best newcomers, community blogs, company blogs, law firm blogs, individual bloggers, international sites, and more. You can view the complete list below.

We now want to hear your recommendations on which of these 25 blogs should be considered for Top Blog of the Year. Please logon to your free web center account to post your suggestions no later than November 11, 2009. If you haven't registered at our site yet, click here. Registration is free. The LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Staff will review all comments and then make a final determination for the #1 blog for 2009.  COMMENT PERIOD HAS ENDED. READ OUR SELECTION FOR TOP BLOG OF THE YEAR.

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TOP 25 BLOGS FOR

WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND WORKPLACE ISSUES

 2009 HONOREES

Best Ongoing Achievement

Managed Care Matters
http://www.joepaduda.com/
Published by Joseph Paduda

Since October 2004 Managed Care Matters has been the “go to” weblog on health care cost containment, health policy, health research, and medical news for insurers, employers, and healthcare providers. This weblog is frequently cited by industry leaders and a must read for anyone who wants to understand the intersection of health care and workers’ compensation issues.

Weekly Toll
http://weeklytoll.blogspot.com/
Published by USMWF

Created in January 2007, this compendium of news on death in the workplace is a somber reminder of the tragedy that occurs with workplace safety gone wrong. Weekly Toll puts a human face on workplace fatality statistics, and gives the worker’s family and friends a chance to honor and grieve for their loved one as well as to seek answers to prevent further deaths in the workplace.

Workers’ Comp Insider
http://www.workerscompinsider.com/
Published by Lynch Ryan

Considered by many as the gold standard for workers’ comp blogs, the Workers’ Comp Insider covers it all: workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, and much more. Launched in September 2003, this weblog proved how a company can harness the power of the open web by allowing its employees to voice their opinions and showcase the company’s expertise.

Best Blogs to Watch

Alabama Workers’ Comp Blawg
http://www.alabamaworkerscompblawg.com/
Published by Fish Nelson LLC

One of the best newcomers this past year has been Alabama Workers’ Comp Blawg, which covers both state and national news. What we like about this blog is that it tells you in plain English what the real impact of a court’s decision or other change in the law will be, and provides practice pointers and opinions of the writers.

Delaware Detour & Frolic
http://law.lexisnexis.com/practiceareas/Workers-Compensation-Law-Blog/Workers-Compensation/Delaware-Detour-and-Frolic
A workers’ comp law blog by Cassandra Roberts

Truly one of the best kept secrets this past year has been Delaware Detour & Frolic by Cassandra Roberts, a senior partner at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. This well-written law blog from “The First State” is a rarity in that its author represents both employers and injured workers. If ever there was a blog with a balanced point of view, this is it.

KCA’s Workers’ Compensation & Employment Law Blog
http://keefe-law.com/blog/
Published by Keefe, Campbell & Associates, LLC

The City of Chicago is famous for many things, including now KCA’s Workers’ Compensation & Employment Law Blog. Launched in September 2008, this prolific blog covers local, state and national news, effortlessly blending legal analysis, opinion and wit.

Best Community Blogs

Safety Community
http://www.safetycommunity.com/
Created by Ansell Healthcare on Ning

With over 1,900 members, Safety Community is the first online community created exclusively for safety managers, foremen, factory and constructions workers, and all others for whom workplace safety is a profession or passion. This exceptional social network features daily news items, videos, photographs, and blogs posted by its members.

Workers’ Compensation Forum (renamed Work Comp Analysis Group)
http://www.linkedin.com/groupInvitation?groupID=1328307&sharedKey=7D0A3C366C7B
Owner: Mark Walls

Workers' Compensation Forum, with over 2,000 members strong, is the largest group on LinkedIn dedicated to workers' compensation issues. This vibrant community features news feeds and an active "spam free" message board, where members ask questions and join in on roundtable discussions of key issues.

Best Microblog

WC CompNewsNetwork
http://twitter.com/wcconnections
WorkersCompensation.com on Twitter

With over 500 followers and 2,200 tweets, WC CompNewsNetwork on Twitter keeps its followers current with national and state news related to workers’ compensation, workplace safety, insurance, and employment issues. WorkersCompensation.com has mastered the art of tweeting and push technology for those of us who like receiving small bites of information.

Best News Industry Blog

Comp Time by Roberto Ceniceros
http://www.businessinsurance.com/section/blogs02
Published by Business Insurance

You can rely on Comp Time, written by Roberto Ceniceros, one of the best business journalists in the country, to cut to the chase when it comes to recent developments in the world of workers’ compensation. This timely blog reveals insights from Ceniceros and industry insiders.

Best Individual Bloggers

Colorado Workers’ Comp Blog
http://coloradoworkcomp.blogspot.com/
Published by Richard E. Falcone, Esq.

The Colorado Workers’ Comp Blog’s winning formula is “less is more”. The blog packs a lot of information into short write ups, while making it easy to understand, whether or not you’re an attorney.

Judge Tom Talks
http://judgetom.blogspot.com/
Published by Judge Tom Leonard

This refreshing blog from Judge Tom Leonard, who serves on the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court, warns that the opinions set forth in his blog are not final authority and he reserves the right to change his mind. Judge Tom Talks is the quintessential “virtual watercooler”.

Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Journal
http://www.pawcj.com/
Published by Robert Vonada

Launched in December 2002, Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Journal is one of the longest-running workers’ comp blogs covering both state and national news. The blog is a must read for anyone trying to stay abreast of the latest developments in Pennsylvania practice and procedure.

Workers Comp Zone
http://workerscompzone.com/
Published by Julius Young

If anyone can blend politics with legal analysis and a travel log, it’s Julius Young at Workers Comp Zone. He’s got his finger on the pulse of California workers’ compensation law and politics, using his unique and wry sense of humor to give us the low down on the latest news.

Workers’ Compensation
http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
Published by Jon L. Gelman

This prolific and widely respected blog analyzes trends and developments in workers’ compensation law nationwide. Workers’ Compensation blog provides both a bird’s-eye view of the national scene and the low down on what’s happening on the ground level in each state.

Best Group Blogs

New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance Blog
http://www.nyworkerscompensationalliance.org/
Published by New York State Workers’ Compensation Alliance

The New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance Blog illustrates how an organization can harness the power of the open web to communicate its views and to implement change. They’ve got their ear to the ground and keep the rest of us informed about what’s going on behind the scenes when it comes to New York politics and the workers’ comp system.

OSHA Underground
http://www.oshaunderground.blogspot.com/
Published by Kane

Written by five health and safety industry insiders, OSHA Underground is the “virtual watercooler” for all things OSHA. The bloggers don’t hold back on what they think about proposed regulations, safety violations, hazardous conditions, the failures of OSHA, and more.

Best Company Blogs

Cut Comp Costs Blog
http://www.cutcompcosts.com/www/blog.html
Published by J&L Risk Management Consultants

Well written and insightful, Cut Comp Costs Blog explains the nuts and bolts for how employers can reduce their premiums. If you’re an employer and want to connect the dots between politics and workers’ compensation and the impact on your premiums, Cut Comp Costs Blog is the place to start.

The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog and Information Resource
http://www.medicaresetasideblog.com/
Published by MedVal

The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog provides insights and advice for survival in the complex world of Medicare set asides. Given that the stakes are high when it comes to MSAs, it makes a lot of sense to visit this thought-provoking blog on a regular basis.

The Safety Blog
http://www.safetyservicescompany.com/blog/
Published by Safety Services Company

The Safety Blog offers practical advice and tips to help companies with safety training and creating a safe work culture. Employers who are serious about making their workplace as accident proof as possible should visit The Safety Blog.

Workers’ Comp Kit Blog
http://blog.reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
Published by Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc.

Workers’ Comp Kit Blog deconstructs the complex system of workers’ compensation for employers to help them reduce their premiums. This prolific and well-written blog is the “go to” weblog for learning about workers’ compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

Best Law Firm Blogs

New York Disability Law Blog
http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
Published by Turley, Redmond & Rosasco, LLP

Well-written and insightful, the New York Disability Law Blog is a must read for anyone trying to stay abreast of the latest developments in both New York workers’ compensation and Social Security disability practice and procedure. It’s also one of the few workers’ comp weblogs that publishes “tweets” alongside its blogs, giving the reader the best of both worlds in one glance.

OUCH!
http://rolandniemi.wordpress.com/
Published by Roland Niemi PLLC

OUCH!, which burst onto the Kentucky workers’ compensation scene back in June 2008, has developed quite a following with its winning combination of news and analysis. OUCH! also leads the pack when it comes to the art of the blog and technology while maintaining an uncluttered and easy-to-follow weblog.

Best International Blogs

China Labour Bulletin Blog
http://www.clb.org.hk/en/blog
Published by China Labour Bulletin

At the forefront of the worker revolution in China is the China Labour Bulletin Blog. Well-written and insightful, the China Labour Bulletin Blog advocates for workers rights in China, posting news and opinions that may have gone unnoticed in English language media, including information on migrant workers, pneumoconiosis victims, workplace hazards, workplace violence and suicide.

Safety at Work Blog
http://safetyatworkblog.wordpress.com/
Published by Kevin Jones

Safety at Work Blog from Australia recognizes that workplace safety is both a business and social issue where workplace safety, human resources, industrial relations, organizational behavior, environment, quality management and social or psychological issues converge. Safety at Work Blog seeks to break down the barriers of each discipline, providing thought-provoking blogs on a wide variety of topics from workplace safety to workers’ compensation to politics and much more.

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Comments

erkuwano aol
  • 10-26-2009

I'm voting for Comp Time by Roberto Ceniceros >www.businessinsurance.com/.../blogs02 For just starting the blog in 2009 - Roberto's coverage of Workers Comp issues has been great. thanks

erkuwano aol
  • 10-26-2009

WC CompNewsNetwork by WorkersCompensation.com

erkuwano aol
  • 10-26-2009

My vote for #1 blog in 2009 is the WORKERS COMPENSATION FORUM. I know, self-serving.  However, I learn more from that group than any other blog I read.  You cannot beat the knowledge and experience of over 2000 members from a variety of backgrounds.

erkuwano aol
  • 10-27-2009

Please place my vote for Workers' Comp Kit Blog which helps employers reduce workers' comp costs...the "go to" blog for workers' comp cost containment techniques and tools for employers

erkuwano aol
  • 10-27-2009

I'd like to vote for the Workers' Comp Kit blog as my favorite.  I've found the blog very useful - numerous clients have benefited.  Thank you.

erkuwano aol
  • 10-27-2009

I am a small business in upper Michigan and find the WORKERS COMPKIT BLOG very useful and above all extemely interesting.  I look forward to reading the blog everyday and have saved thousands in costs using the information it provides.

erkuwano aol
  • 10-27-2009

As a blogger myself (dailyinsurer.blogspot.com), I have found blog.reduceyourworkerscomp.com to be a great site to go to for the latest workers' comp news. The material is fresh and well written. The site goes beyond just the headlines and delivers valuable content. - Dave, San Diego, Ca.

erkuwano aol
  • 10-27-2009

I vote for Workers' Comp Kit Blog. Strongly oriented toward practical advice for employers.

erkuwano aol
  • 10-29-2009

I run a business in Mass, and read the Workers Comp Kit Blog for practical suggestions, so it's my choice for the top blog.

erkuwano aol
  • 10-29-2009

I've received a request from a community member to nominate Roberto Ceniceros's Comp Time for Top Blog of the Year.

erkuwano aol
  • 10-29-2009

I would like to place my vote for the blog at workerscompensation.com - compnewsnetwork. They carry a wide variety of content, and I think they actually combine a number of your winning blogs. I get their daily newsletter and am a twitter follower. Very helpful.

erkuwano aol
  • 11-02-2009

I'm voting for the Workers' Comp Kit blog. I read the cost saving advise and find it very insightful, helpful and practical for employers of all sizes.

erkuwano aol
  • 11-02-2009

My vote goes to the Workers' Comp Kit blog. It always has great information on saving money and wc resources.

erkuwano aol
  • 11-03-2009

I'm voting for Mark Walls' Workers' Compensation Forum for its lively discussion on a variety of workers' compensation topics.

erkuwano aol
  • 11-03-2009

I've received a message from a community member that reads: "Paduda's

blog is the best -- provocative, informative. It does  not have the

breadth of the LinkedIn blog, which is my second choice."