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One nurse case manager found her calling later in life, bringing life experience, passion and drive to workers’ comp claims.
When a worker dies while driving a company truck to work, the court is asked to decide if the going and coming rule bars his wife from claiming benefits.
Claims involving chronic pain require a customized approach to avoid stalled progress and snowballing costs.
Top performing claims organizations are investing in and training talent, measuring and focusing on outcomes, and investing in claims tools.
Some companies, including those in workers’ compensation, have started down the diversity path. More need to follow that lead.
Two workers who helped clean up the BP oil spill in 2010 will still be able to pursue legal action despite a filing snafu.
The casualty market could see increasing aggregation risk as more courts find a way around the exclusive remedy provision.
With a detailed and accurate job description at the ready, case managers can help treating physicians make better decisions about return-to-work options.
As cannabis slowly achieves acceptance for treating workers’ comp injuries, reimbursement for the rave drug ecstasy may not be far behind.
A significant number of patients report reduced pain after only 15 minutes of virtual reality immersion.
Employers and insurers are engaging workers in OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down to help curb serious fall risk in the construction trades.
The decline of opioids is encouraging, but increased positive tests in methamphetamine and cocaine should be seen as a wake-up call for public safety.
Overexertion, same-level falls and falls to a lower level top the list.
The latest workers' comp court decisions on cannabis reimbursement, safety criteria in hiring practices, attorney fees, interstate claims and more.
New advancements in tribometry are advancing the art and science of slips and falls prevention.
Poor governance distracts from important issues like opioids, the potential creation of infrastructure, jobs and health care.
Educating injured workers provides them with a sense of control over their care and their recovery.
Protective gear sized for men puts women at risk for injury in construction and many other trades.
Automation may help companies prevent common injuries, but it’s not time to ease diligence on safety.
Comp payers need to do the right thing in helping PTSD sufferers.