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IAIABC Commissioner's Forum: Updates From Around the Nation

The big event on the second day of the IAIABC Annual Conference is the Commissioner's Forum. In this session, regulators from around the nation provide ...

Diagnostic Testing In Workers Comp: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t?

Many injury cases need some sort of diagnostics that are more extensive than just plain X-Rays.  But the question comes up as to whether to ...

TENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS FINDS LEAVE IN EXCESS OF SIX MONTHS IS NOT A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Grace Hwang worked as an assistant Professor at Kansas State University.  Before the fall term began, she found out she had cancer and needed treatment.  ...

Ohio Employers Could Receive Some $126M

An effort in the Buckeye State to make safer workplaces does not go unnoticed.   The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) would return an estimated $126.1 ...

Accountable Care and Workers Compensation: Are They Compatible?

By Jacob Lazarovic, MD, FAAFP Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Broadspire   First let’s review the acronym glossary. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were stimulated by ...

Cal/OSHA Cites Employer for More than $77K

For one Scotland-based business, fines to the tune of more than $77,000 are a major reason to improve workplace safety.   Cal/OSHA recently cited Menzies Aviation $77,250 ...

Complex Issues Faced by Multiple Jurisdictions

At the 2014 IAIABC Annual Conference in Austin, regulators are discussing a variety of complex issues they are currently grappling with. Among the issues ...

IAIABC Centennial Convention in Austin, TX

This week, Conference Chronicles is attending the IAIABC Centennial Convention in Austin, TX. The event is Sept 29-Oct 02, 2014. Full details ...

Waldhauser Featured in August Issue of Minnesota Insurance

<img src="http://cousineaulaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/JRW-bio-106.jpg" alt="JRW-bio-106" width="106" height="141" />The August 2014 issue of <em>Minnesota Insurance</em> magazine featured an article about <strong><a href="http://cousineaulaw.com/attorney/james-r-waldhauser">Firm President Jim Waldhauser’s</a></strong> work with the ...

Cousineau McGuire Spring 2014 Newsletter

http://cousineaulaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/News-And-Notations-Spring-2014.pdf ...

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate, With Doctor And Injured Worker

As a business owner, there are times when there is nothing you could have done to prevent an employee injury.   According to OSHA information:   Every day, more ...

Manitoba Notes Signs, Costs of Workplace Violence

Although no one wants to witness workplace violence, thinking it does not take place from time to time is being unrealistic, especially in today’s world.   With ...

Fighting Back…The War Against Skin Cancer

Playing a round of golf without taking the proper precautions can lead to something far more dangerous than uncomfortable sunburn. Damaged cells can develop into ...

Minnesota Sees Small Drop in Fatal Work Injuries

While the number was small, Minnesota did have good news recently in reporting a drop in fatal workplace mishaps.   A preliminary total of 67 fatal work-injuries ...

Experience Modification Method To Calculate Workers Comp Premium

Experience Modification premiums are developed from, gross payroll, losses reported to the state for the past three years, job classification codes, and application of credits ...

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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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