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Several states have ruled that medical marijuana is a reasonable and necessary medical treatment for work-related injuries, including neuropathy, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Western NY workers’ comp attorney Alexis Close doesn’t shy away from an uphill battle.
Getting public school police officers the care they needed meant taking on the risk of visiting emergency rooms during the pandemic.
Physical therapy is great. But work conditioning and work hardening are the true champions when it comes to rehabilitative care in workers’ comp.
A 2022 RIMS session shared why incorporating a biopsychosocial approach could mean all the difference in a worker’s recovery.
Group health could stand to learn a lesson or two from the workers’ compensation industry.
Employers have the opportunity to invest in occupational health resources as a means to combat the continued Great Resignation.
Each year will bring a new class of medications onto the radar of pharmacy benefit managers, here’s what they’re watching now.
Now that the CDC recommendations say most Americans can remove their masks, what should employers do to keep workers safe?
Organizations should consider what programs are needed to keep occupationally injured workers who need to be home for a substantial period engaged with the organization.
Initiatives that the insurance provider participates in ranges from supporting Kids’ Chance of America to supplying meals within a COVID-19 relief effort.
The report found that workers across several industries want better safety training while utilizing digital tools.
Details of the successful workers’ comp program include a predictive modeling tool, an embedded claims advocate and an enhanced return-to-work program.
WCRI’s final Issues and Research conference session took a look at how workers’ compensation has changed since the 1972 commission.
If one thing is certain, it’s that our world has changed drastically over the last two years. A WCRI conference session explored how the workplace might evolve after COVID-19.
An annual session at WCRI’s Issues and Research Conference examined indemnity, short-term disability and benefits payment trends across states.
At the organization’s annual Issues & Research Conference, a WCRI economist shared her research into chiropractic care in workers’ comp.
From the effects of long-COVID to the Great Resignation, employers should keep an eye on these absence management trends in 2022.
43% of workers surveyed have delayed routine health care check ups since the start of the pandemic.
After working with outside vendors for many years, Phifer decided four years ago to create an in-house clinic and physical therapy center.
Construction still produces the lion’s share of workplace injuries, with waste remediation and transportation following.