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3 Reasons Why Comp Claims Seem To Go On Forever

Over the years, I've had safety directors or claims managers tell me that workers compensation claims move slower than a 1 legged dog on tranquilizers.  ...

​3 Essential Elements of Any Return to Work Program

I work with many different employers and insurance carriers, and I've noticed that every company has a slightly different Light Duty program (or Return to Work (RTW) program). ...

Why Workers Comp Claims Will Continue to Trend Downward

According to NCCI, the number of lost-times claims has been on a downward trend for more than a decade.  With the exception of 2010, the ...

Obesity as a Disability - How Might This Affect Workers Comp Claims?

A federal district court ruled in April of 2014 that obesity itself may be a disability, amounting to the first shot in a war of ...

Can Purchasing Disability Insurance Lower Your Workers Comp Claim Costs?

I'm always a bit skeptical when companies report the results of self-serving surveys. AFLAC, you know, the duck-spokesman company, published a survey indicating that when ...

Why Comp Claims Place Employers Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Employers feel pinched every day.  This is not a new development, but a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals demonstrates how this pinching can ...

5 Workers Compensation Myths

Travelers Insurance recently passed Liberty Mutual to be the largest workers compensation insurance carrier in the United States.  Coming from the length and breadth of ...

Use This One Old Trick to Reduce Your Workers Comp Claim Costs

Let me assure you from the outset that this has nothing to do with losing belly fat, curing diabetes with cinnamon, or buying real estate ...

This Story Shows Why Employers are Frustrated with Workers Comp Judges

We all have our war stories about questionable claims that Judges nevertheless find compensable. This is one of those stories. Carla Burdette was a casino employee ...

6 things that Carriers and Employers want from their Workers Comp Defense Counsel

When I started defending workers comp claims 25 years ago I learned very quickly what Carriers and Employers wanted from me - - not because ...

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J. Bradley Young J. Bradley Young
J. BRADLEY YOUNG is a partner with the St. Louis, Missouri law firm of Harris, Dowell, Fisher & Harris, where he is the manager of the Worker's Compensation Defense Group and represents self-insured companies and insurance carriers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims in both Missouri and Illinois. Brad is a frequent Conference Speaker and can be regularly heard on KMOX radio in St. Louis discussing a wide variety of legal topics. You can email Brad at byoung@hdfh.com .
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