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Why public outcry about work comp will change YOUR world

Why public outcry about work comp will change YOUR world Another great article from David Depaolo… DePaolo’s Work Comp World Monday, March 30, 2015 by David DePaolo This is The Year of Awareness. Awareness by the General Public about workers’ compensation issues. There is the series by ProPublica, with 3 installments so [...]

No April Fool’s joke, this is real…

No April Fool’s joke, this is real…. WORKERS COMP April 1, 2015 By Stephanie Goldberg A worker who tested positive for marijuana following a workplace accident is still entitled to workers compensation benefits, an Ohio appeals court has ruled. Michael G. Trent was injured while working for Alliance, Ohio-based Stark Metal Sales [...]

Worker wins comp benefits despite underlying knee injury

Worker wins comp benefits despite underlying knee injury   Article contributed by A Tennessee worker should receive workers compensation for a knee injury he suffered while at work, even though his injury was caused by an underlying knee condition that was unrelated to his job, a panel of the Tennessee Supreme Court [...]

Crackdown on unfair workers compensation denials proposed

Crackdown on unfair workers compensation denials proposed Arizona lawmakers are considering a bill that would introduce penalties for workers compensation insurers, self-insured employers and claims handlers that process compensation claims in bad faith. H.B. 2334, introduced last month, was discussed in a meeting of the Arizona House of Representatives insurance committee on Wednesday, [...]

Injured undocumented worker

Injured undocumented workerAn undocumented worker from Mexico who provided false identification when he was hired by his employer should receive workers compensation benefits for injuries he suffered on that job, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.Mario Arellano worked for L&L Enterprises in Douglas, Wyoming, and provided his employer with a Social Security card [...]

7 Major Reasons Why Med-Only Claims Can Become Lost Time

7 Major Reasons Why Med-Only Claims Can Become Lost Time Lost-time claims can result from medical-only claims. Yes, this is possible and most employers get surprised when it happens. When companies find out that a previous medical-only claim, no matter how minor it was, has become a lost-time claim, it can be [...]