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A recent WCRI study found that initiation of physical therapy within the first two weeks post-injury is associated with lower medical utilization and costs and shorter duration of temporary disability.
National workplace injury rates are on a slow but steady decline.
A round-up of key workers’ comp developments in three states.
Lack of evidence sinks injured workers’ claim of serious and willful misconduct.
Roundtable offers suggestions for strategies to combat costly obesity.
A stroke can be considered a compensable injury in certain circumstances.
Employee claims that her parking lot injury triggered the special hazards exception of the coming and going rule.
Eight thought leaders in the workers’ comp industry share their top issues of concerns for the coming years.
Employer’s immunity from lawsuit extends to coworker responsible for injury.
An employee who was kidnapped and assaulted sued her employer, claiming the attack did not arise out of her employment.
Independent medical review trumped treating physician’s opinion about hernia.
Injured employer’s wife seeks retroactive reimbursement for attendant care services she provided to her husband.
When a part-time employer is injured on the job, the employer must pay benefits against his full-time job as well.
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.