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Knowing how age and mental health affect an injured worker’s need for physical therapy can help employers develop plans for a recovery roadmap and its impact on their resources.
Obesity could push up health care and workers’ comp costs, but wellness programs may dull the impact.
Payroll growth, economic expansion and shifts in industrial mix all factor into the substantial growth of California’s premium volume.
NIOSH cites the reducing occupational disease and injuries — including workers’ comp costs — as the top reasons to implement workplace tobacco interventions.
NWCDC’s Disability Management track includes breakout sessions on integrated disability management, managing workplace absences, and making the most of workplace diversity.
For an accident related to a social event to be compensable, courts say the event must benefit the employer in some way.
Employers must clearly establish whether recreational or social activities are voluntary or required aspects of employment.
After a telecommuter died of an embolism, her husband claimed it was because her work required her to sit for long hours. The court disagreed.
A round-up of nationwide regulatory changes affecting the workers’ compensation industry.
California’s culture of “informal” employment in construction is putting workers at extreme risk and shorting the state’s workers’ comp system.
Employers must select the TPA best equipped to manage employees’ health and well-being.
While interest in unbundling appears to be on the decline, it remains an important option for employers with the sophistication to manage it.
After a serious trucking accident leaves a driver virtually incapacitated, clues begin to surface that suggest the crash was anything but an accident.
Modified duty and return-to-work programs are making a comeback.
Patients who received early MRI experienced higher costs and longer disability periods. Adherence to guidelines could solve the problem.
The court must consider whether an employer’s ability to designate where a worker parks her car plays a role in the compensability of a parking lot injury.
To improve employee health and impact the bottom line, employers should consider a multi-step approach to workplace wellness.
Those holding down two or more jobs face a substantially increased risk of workplace injury.
Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the country.
Workers’ compensation spending as a share of payroll remains below historic levels, according to the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Two employee injuries at the same company produce two very different outcomes.