The study's findings on the effect of obesity on indemnity duration are close to those reported in a 2007 Duke University Medical School study that found that obese workers file more claims, have higher medical costs, and miss more days due to job-related injuries than do their nonobese counterparts. Read More
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.
The 86-page document, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, seeks financial compensation, injunctive relief and medical monitoring for former NFL players who claim the league misled them about the dangers of concussions. Read More
The Kentucky Supreme Court said Adan Mandujano's car accident was compensable because he was performing the 'necessary and inevitable' act of returning from a trip that Gaines-Gentry and Eaton had requested him to take.
The Workers' Compensation Research Institute said California's medical costs per workers' comp claim increased 8 percent per year from 2005 to 2009.Read More
Employers that are looking to reduce comp premiums find clerical slips that can cost them dearly.Read More
I am not suggesting that you surveil every employee who takes leave from your workplace. Without a good faith belief supporting the surveillance, a court could conclude that your actions are unlawful.Read More
The Redskins practice at the team's Virginia headquarters, but play home games at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. Read More
Among other data, the California Workers' Compensation Institute estimates that workers' comp insurers expect to pay out $8.4 billion in claims for accident year 2011, which is an eight-year high.
Evaluating workers' comp prescription drug trends is crucial because pharmaceuticals comprise a significant part of employers' spending on injured workers, said one expert.Read More