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New Jersey broadens workers’ compensation for emergency responders, covering post-shift cardiac events or strokes and easing the proof burden for families to receive benefits.
A round-up of key workers’ comp developments across the country.
The state of New York is issuing $370 million in bonds to assist businesses in failed group self-insured trusts.
Florida’s E-Force program is proving effective in reducing prescription-related deaths and overall prescribing volume.
A new report offers guidance for continued efforts to place tight controls on opioid prescribing.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has affirmed state employers’ right to opt out of the state workers’ compensation system.
End benefits cap or find workers’ comp no longer an adequate remedy, attorneys argue.
In 2014, we are looking for more employers on more panels.
WCRI says its research shows California’s utilization review process is working well, but others question UR’s application.
Injured employee tries to make an end run around exclusive remedy doctrine because of subcontractor relationship.
Forces are driving inevitable change in the workers’ comp landscape in 2014.
Injury rates are coming down but workers’ comp premiums have yet to budge.
Eco-friendly designs can pose substantial risks to firefighters.
A teen amusement park worker gets injured, then tries to take his employer for a ride.
A routine back injury evolves into chronic pain.
Our Teddy Award winners in 2013 raised the bar yet again.
“Home Safe Tonight” protects employees of a civil construction company.
Partners HealthCare has a state-of-the-art risk management program.
PetSmart cut workers’ compensation costs while almost doubling in size.
The Miami-Dade County Public Schools successfully contain threats that drive up workers’ compensation costs.
Pinnacle West produced safety results twice as good as the utility industry average.