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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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Massive Master Complaint Filed Against NFL Over Concussion-Related Injuries

June 7, 2012
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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.
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Employee's Off-Duty Car-Crash Injuries Compensable: Court

May 30, 2012
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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.
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California Workers' Comp Claims Show Sharp Increase in Medical Costs

May 25, 2012
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The Workers' Compensation Research Institute said California's medical costs per workers' comp claim increased 8 percent per year from 2005 to 2009.
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The FMLA and the Honest Belief Rule: Monitoring Leave of Absence Abuse

May 10, 2012
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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.
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Average California Workers' Comp Indemnity Hits $66,922 in 2011

May 4, 2012
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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.
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Prescription Drug Studies Focus on Key Workers' Comp Cost Drivers

April 26, 2012
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Evaluating workers' comp prescription drug trends is crucial because pharmaceuticals comprise a significant part of employers' spending on injured workers, said one expert.
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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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