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Minnesota Workers' Compensation Reference Sheet

Attached is a comprehensive Minnesota Workers' Compensation Reference Sheet courtesy of Cousineau, Waldhauser, & Kieselbach, P.A. It contains an overview of the following topics: Types ...

October 2016 - December 2016 Missouri Quarterly Case Law Update

  Simon Law Group, P.C. 720 Olive Street, Suite 1720, St. Louis, MO 63101 314-621-2828   MISSOURI WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE LAW UPDATE October 2016 - December 2016   Insurer to Pay Medical Fee ...

Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) Impact to Section 111 Reporting

Yesterday, CMS hosted a Town Hall regarding the SSN removal initiative (SSNRI) and its impact to Medicare Secondary Payer processes and particularly MMSEA Section 111 ...

10 Ways To Prevent Workers’ Comp Fraud

More and more cases are being publicized for successful prosecution of workers compensation fraud.  The more prominent cases are usually publicized due to their large ...

CMS MSA Review Expansion to Liability Planned for 2018

We are not even a week into 2017, but already have news to share regarding Medicare’s planned expansion of its Workers’ Compensation MSA review process ...

Opioid Addiction: The Painful Reality

For years, Express Scripts has been committed to managing concerns about long term opioid use, especially the risk for addiction. A new report from the U.S. Surgeon ...

Employee Can Proceed On ADA Claim That He Was Discriminated Against On Account Of Severe Obesity

Mark Richardson worked for the Chicago Transit Authority as a Bus Operator from 1999 to 2012.  He took an extended medical leave from work and ...

Acclaimed Investment Banker Elected to the Ringler Board And Other News Tidbits

Acclaimed Investment Banker Elected to the Ringler Board of Directors Ringler, the nation’s largest settlement planning company in the nation, is pleased to announce that Peter C. ...

Court Upholds City's Termination Of Worker With Lupus Based On Doctor's Note Prohibiting Outdoor Work

Jimmy Mathis worked as a laborer for the City of Red Bank in Tennessee. Eventually he rose to the position of Assistant to the Director ...

Alabama Court Considers Proper Venue When Employer Files First

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently released an opinion dealing with venue statutes and their applicability to claims sought under the Alabama Worker’s Compensation ...

Eliminate Most Frequent Cause of Seasonal Workers Comp Claims

Winter weather is upon us (at the time of this writing it’s 8 degrees in Kennebunkport, ME), and that often means an increase in claims. ...

The Debate of Mental/Mental and PTSD

There is a debate raging across America related to mental health. There are those who see disparity and injustice in the treatment of psychological illness ...

Washington Lawsuit Alleges Employees Contracted PTSD From Watching Videos Portraying Brutality, Murder, Beastiality, and Child Pornography

 Two Microsoft employees have sued their employer alleging that they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder because their job required them to watch horrific internet videos ...

4 More Keys To A Healthier Workforce Through Wellness

As reported in yesterday’s blog “4 Keys to a Healthier Workforce”, comorbidities in your workforce add significant costs in workers’ compensation claims.  While our New ...

4 Keys To A Healthier Workforce Through Wellness

Comorbidities may be costing you a bundle. There’s overwhelming research that shows employees with certain health conditions are more likely to get injured on the ...

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