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Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Shift work sleep disorder, also called shift work disorder, is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by symptoms of tiredness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and excessive daytime sleepiness. Shift work sleep disorder can lead to accidents and injuries at work as well as errors in judgment and...

OSHA’s Quest to Uncover Hidden Injuries

OSHA is more than half-way done in reaching its goal of inspecting 350 companies during a two-year period to gauge the accuracy of injury and illness recordkeeping. Read the article in the Houston Chronicle .

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Illegal Alien Work Injury Case

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a case from Louisiana concerning workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker who was an illegal alien, and whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 preempts state law awards of workers' compensation benefits to illegal...

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related medical care. This is the official form language...

Illinois Workers Comp Reform: Notice of Preferred Medical Provider

The Illinois Workers Compensation Commission has approved the official language to be used to notify injured employees of employer selected "Preferred Provider Programs" (PPP) that is, employer selected medical networks for work injury related medical care. This is the official form language...

Dr. Richard Victor on the Workers' Compensation System's Elephant in the Room (Podcast Transcript)

Note: This transcript of the Dr. Victor podcast has been partially edited. Steve Berstler: On this edition, Dr. Richard Victor, Executive Director of the Workers' Compensation Research Institute on the workers’ compensation systems Elephant in the Room. The opinions expressed by guests...

Federal: Sixth Circuit RICO Suit Related to Workplace Injury Claims Dismissed

Reversing a decision entered last year by a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a divided en banc panel (11 to 5) of the Court has dismissed a suit alleging that a third-party claims administrator’s collusion with Coca-Cola Enterprises to deny injured employee’s workers’...

New Study Shows Earnings Losses Persist Much Longer After Work-Related Injury, Even for Minor Injuries

Income benefits paid to workers through the workers’ compensation system replace a smaller fraction of lost income benefits than previously believed Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator...

Ohio: Court Eases Proof Requirements Related to Retaliatory Discharge Actions

An Ohio appellate court has indicated that former court decisions, including at least one by the state’s Supreme Court, should not be read as requiring a former employee to prove, as the first of three required elements of a retaliatory discharge claim, that he or she had suffered a workplace injury...