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Post-injury drug and alcohol testing of employees — or PIDAT — can help companies support safe work behavior and successfully challenge claims.
Some evidence indicates medical marijuana may be useful to treat pain, but the workers’ comp system is not yet equipped to handle the issue on a large-scale basis.
To discover and mitigate adverse claims trends, Southwest Airline’s workers’ comp program manager fosters cooperation.
American workers increasingly report feeling stressed, a condition that can erode safety and drive injuries.
Refusal to confirm immigration status is not enough to prove an injured worker illegal and stop benefits.
While medical-only claims are declining for private self-insured companies in California, indemnity claim frequency has seen the biggest jump in 10 years.
Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the country.
Insurance payouts may help take some of the sting out of the loss of two Yankee star pitchers.
Workplace shoulder injuries are challenging workers’ comp payers, especially as the nation’s workforce ages.
Ineffective risk management can cause missteps in recall events that cost millions of dollars.
Opioid prescribing rates have grown in Michigan, but remain unchanged in most other states, according to the latest report.
A district court found that intent was the most important factor in determining whether a subcontractor qualified as an employee, but an appeals court disagreed.
Focusing on the person behind the workers’ comp claim is the right thing to do — not just for the employee but for the business.
It’s important to be well-versed on the way risk managers can mine social media for information.
A New Mexico appeals court decision ordering an employer and insurer to reimburse an injured worker for his medical marijuana is believed to be the first such court ruling in the nation.
Why staffing agencies — and their clients — need to step up safety training.
Enterprise Risk Management needs to be defined for organizations.
Learn how to succeed with an unbundled claims management approach.
Why did an appeals court find that an injured worker was eligible for comp, even though he tested positive for cocaine and admitted using it?
A benchmarking study of claims organizations documented limited availability of formal job training.