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September 2014 - Ohio News Update

Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Folds in Group Rating Lawsuit:  But Remains Predominant Player In Ohio’s Monopolistic Comp “Casino”In May 2014 the Cuyahoga County Court of ...

Give Your Workers Comp Claims A Check-Up

For the smart man or woman running a business, staying on top of your workers compensation claims is a critical component to success.   As all too ...

OSHA Notes Final Rule in Serious Worker Injuries

Serious injuries in the workplace are undoubtedly going to happen, but that does not mean lessons can’t be learned from them.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s ...

Interesting Lawsuit in Tampa about a California Comp Claim

ABC News affiliate WFTS is reporting that Brad Culpepper, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer has been sued by an insurance company claiming "fraud and deceit." According ...

Australian Study Highlights Utilities Sector Safety

Utility workers can oftentimes face dangerous risks in their jobs, but that does not mean workplace safety is not achievable.   Results of a new study by ...

Completing A Subrogation Investigation

Subrogation is a large part of the investigating and handling of insurance injury claims.  Most times a lot of carriers will sign off on subro ...

Cavalcade of Risk #217, Top Risk Posts From The Blogosphere

The WC Roundup is proud to be hosting the 217th Cavalcade of Risk.  This bi-weekly blog is a collection of risk-related posts covering topics from ...

Employer Fined After Worker Dies at LAX

The death of a worker at the Los Angeles International Airport earlier this year has led to a significant fine against one business.   Cal/OSHA recently cited ...

Proactive Approach to Manage Narcotics

Steven Webb, President, Workers’ Compensation, Express Scripts … on a proactive approach to managing narcotics   Did you know that 84% of narcotic spend can be attributed to ...

Chiropractor Prescribes Fraud, Must Pay More than $300K

For one Ohio chiropractor, the pain felt by taking part in workers compensation fraud is bad.   The Nelsonville (Athens County) chiropractor was ordered to pay more ...

How the Affordable Care Act is Affecting Employers

The Impact of Healthcare Reform was listed as “hot topic” at the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, a session where stakeholders gathered to gain ...

Court Finds Joint Employment For Golf Course Superintendent and Applies "Bunkhouse Rule" In Holding Injury At Residence To Be Compensable

Eric Hanisko worked as a superintendent of a 120-acre golf course in West Windsor, N.J.  He accepted a written offer of employment in February 2008 ...

What is an employer "duty"?

Duty.  It’s a word we don’t use that often in the context of workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety.  When we do use it, ...

‘See Attached’ Is Best Way To Complete First Report of Injury

The employer’s first report of a possible accident can be a dangerous trap when dubious claims are being reported. This is due to the fact ...

Industry Bloggers Debate Effectiveness of Workers' Compensation

Is the workers' compensation system still a grand bargain for employers and injured employees? Industry bloggers gathered at The California Workers' Comp & Risk Conference ...

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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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