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Brain Distraction During Cell Phone Use While Driving, White Paper Released by National Safety Council

ITASCA, IL – The National Safety Council has released a white paper, “Understanding the distracted brain: Why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior,” which addresses the lack of understanding about the dangers of cell phones and hands-free devices. The white...

Sex, Lies and Videotape: Injured worker's pornographic videos posted on the Internet show violation of his medical restrictions

Note: This is the first in a series on the use of the Internet and social media as evidence in workers’ compensation cases. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has said “You have one identity. The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/14/2011) – Hospice Nurse Distracted by Cell Phone Receives Compensation Benefits From Auto Crash

Larson's Spotlight on Cell Phone, Coal Dust, Neck Injury, Disqualification to Benefits, and Surviving Spouse Entitlement to Death Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/14/2011) – Hospice Nurse Distracted by Cell Phone Receives Compensation Benefits From Auto Crash

Larson's Spotlight on Cell Phone, Coal Dust, Neck Injury, Disqualification to Benefits, and Surviving Spouse Entitlement to Death Benefits. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

Increase in Distracted Drivers Has Serious Ramifications for Fleet Risk Managers

By Rebecca Shafer, LowerWC.com Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. Do workers compensation laws need to be revised to exclude people who cause injury to themselves and others when driving distracted? And, how do employers manage this risk? As of today, a Google search showed 39 states (up from 32 in 2011...

Maine: Widow Awarded Death Benefits for Husband’s Death on Home Treadmill

Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed an award of workers’ compensation death benefits to the widow of a national charity’s financial advisor who died of a heart attack while exercising on a treadmill at his home. Utilizing the presumption found in 39-A M.R.S. § 327, which...