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Transparent claim reporting, modified duty and effective employee education are all key steps to a safer, more productive workforce.
Can virtual physical therapy really be an effective alternative over in-person care? A test session revealed the answer.
Workers’ comp needs a better solution for opioids than more prescription opportunities. And luckily, numerous alternative treatments are already at our fingertips.
Increasingly, PBMs are relying on massive stores of data to identify broader patterns that inform individual prescription decisions.
Attendees of the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference shared their thoughts on the challenges and trends unfolding ahead.
From traditional risks like safety and oil volatility to emerging exposures like climate change litigation, here are the top risks facing the sector today.
When the data from wearables is integrated with virtual and augmented reality, simulated ‘virtual workers’ will help companies get a grip on workplace risk before incidents even occur.
A program analyst for the FBI sued her employer for not offering a reasonable accommodation as part of her return to work plan.
Watching workers go home safe and injury-free is why this health and safety manager does his job.
Cannabis shows promise as a non-opioid treatment for pain, but dosing uncertainty and the plant’s Schedule 1 status will need to be resolved first.
When a worker’s TTD benefits ran out and he still wasn’t cleared for work, the worker filed for PTD benefits.
The speaker selection team for the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo has released a wish list of topics they’d like to see presented during 2019’s event in Las Vegas.
During the government shutdown, the news focused on the 800,000 furloughed workers who went without pay for over a month — and justifiably so. But in the background, another group of workers suffered.
The definitions of ‘employee’ versus ‘independent contractor’ are up for debate, leaving employers to classify workers properly and remain compliant within state laws.
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force released new guidance for pain management in the United States in the age of the opioid epidemic.
Corvel appoints new CEO; Liberty Mutual brings on innovation leader; Risk Strategies adds new wholesale lead; and more.
From growing employee engagement to the laws surrounding marijuana use, these are the top 5 trends to keep an eye on in workers’ compensation.
Coffee giant Starbucks and other restaurateurs are grappling with safety issues surrounding needles and other hazardous objects being left on their premises.
Don’t miss an opportunity to speak at the 28th annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo. All speaker submissions are due in by Feb. 22, 2019.