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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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Woman Injured Having Sex During Work Trip Can Collect Workers' Comp

April 19, 2012
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Her workers' comp claim for facial and psychological injuries initially was rejected, the reports state. But her attorney argued that sex is an ordinary life activity, similar to showering in a motel room.
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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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Obese Workers' Body Mass Data Aids Treatment

March 15, 2012
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Despite the fact that one in three U.S. adults is obese, claims adjusters often do not ask claimants about their height and weight during the initial intake process of a workers' comp claim, employers and consultants say.
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Sex Club Shooting Case Goes to Jury for Workers' Comp Fraud Decision

March 8, 2012
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A jury was deliberating the workers' compensation felony fraud case against a correctional guard and his wife who claimed his shooting outside a San Francisco sex club was work-related.
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Oklahoma Bills Would Allow Employers to Opt Out of State Workers' Comp System

February 28, 2012
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If approved, Oklahoma would become the second state to adopt an alternative workers comp system. Texas has operated a similar opt-out system since 1913.
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Workers' Comp Assessments 5 Times Higher for N.Y. State Employers: Analysis

February 23, 2012
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The average premium assessment among 32 states that impose the taxes is 4.2 percent. In contrast, New York state employers pay assessments totaling 20.2 percent of their premiums.
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Back Injuries Account for 26 Percent of Workers' Comp Payments in California

February 22, 2012
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Back injuries reportedly comprised 26.3 percent of workers' comp payments in California between 2001 and 2011—the highest percentage of any injury type.
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Rapidly Growing Older Workforce Demands Employer Attention to Injuries

February 14, 2012
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The number of older U.S. workers will continue growing, perhaps at a greater pace than observers expected several years ago, because of the Great Recession's negative effect on worker savings, employers' desire to retain skilled workers, and rising health care costs that are keeping more older employees in the workforce
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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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