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PTSD of Employee Who Witnessed Deaths at Work Is Compensable

June 14, 2012
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The man was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in June 2008 after experiencing anxiety and crying spells on various occasions, and he filed for workers' comp benefits in June 2009.
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U.S. Workers Short on Long-Term Disability Coverage


May 15, 2012
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Despite employers' cutting back on providing benefits, few employees are purchasing such policies on their own, says new study.
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Steelers Not Liable for Attorney Fees in Player's Workers' Comp Case

April 24, 2012
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Chidi Iwuoma played for the Steelers at various points between 2002 and 2007, with a few short stints with other National Football League teams during that time. Iwuoma was cut from the Steelers in 2007.
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Injured Worker's Depression not Compensable Because She did not Return to Work

April 2, 2012
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A doctor found that Delores Roxbury's depression was caused directly by her 2004 work accident, and prevented her from returning to her former position. However, an independent medical expert contended that Roxbury suffered from mild depression, and was not totally disabled by her mental condition.
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The Hot List: 2012 Group Disability Insurers

February 21, 2012
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NFL Concussion Lawsuits May Turn on Workers' Comp Rules

February 2, 2012
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The pro football league is named as a defendant in 21 suits that allege the league negligently misled at least several hundred players about the dangers of concussions and other head injuries.
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Court: Comp Benefits Due to Restaurant Manager Despite Being Smoker

January 6, 2012
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Edmondo Bemis—who smoked for 30 years according to the appellate court's ruling—eventually filed for workers' comp benefits, claiming that his work injury worsened until he needed the surgery and that he was totally disabled.
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2011 WINNER: Vision—Disability Group Inc.

December 1, 2011
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For its foresight in tackling a difficult human resources challenge, Disability Group Inc. is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Vision.
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Ailing Economy Hurts Return-to-Work Efforts for Injured Employees: Analysis

December 1, 2011
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The Workers Compensation Research Institute studied workers' compensation procedures and outcomes in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which were deemed to have faster and higher return-to-work rates than other states.
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Mercer: Group Health Care Costs Climb 6.1 Percent as Cost per Employee Tops $10K

November 17, 2011
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Amid steadily rising costs, employers, especially larger organizations, continue to take action to try to hold down cost increases to more manageable levels, according to the Mercer survey.
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