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Study Shows Need to Train Drivers on Vehicle Automation Systems

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – Technology designed to make driving safer may have the exact opposite effect if drivers aren’t fully informed. A pair of new studies clearly demonstrates that many ...

Prevent, Address Opioid Use Disorder to Reduce WC Costs, Experts Advise

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - Your company more than likely has at least one full time employee with opioid use disorder (OUD). A recent survey found that two-thirds of all people with OUD are employed. ...

Study Finds American Workers Less Engaged Compared to Other Countries

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – A new study from ADP Research Institute shows that American workers are less engaged than those in the United Emirates, India, and Singapore. The global study surveyed ...

Moving the Goal Post in Workers' Compensation Litigation

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - If you have found yourself dealing with a workers’ compensation claim and asking yourself what the claim is actually for, you are not alone. The pleading standards in many states ...

California Law Aimed At Protecting Gig Workers May Harm Hollywood

Hollywood, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) – A California law aimed at protecting gig workers at companies like Uber and Lyft may backfire on Hollywood if ‘independent contractors’ must be classified as ...

Subsequent to $2.4M Pay Out, Progressive Continues to face NJ State False Claims Act Litigation

Over the last several years, we have been providing updates regarding False Claims Act (FCA) litigation, filed both in Federal and NJ court, against Progressive Insurance ...

A Constitutional Challenge Denied

On June 18, 2019, the Florida First District Court rendered Abreu v. Riverland Elementary, ___ So. 3d ____; No. 1D17-2755 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019). The injured worker there took issue with the application of the Expert Medical Advisor (EMA) ...

Rousmaniere: Reducing Surgery Risks: Are You Doing Enough?

For one-out-of-eight work injuries, doctors consider surgery as an option. One-third of lost time compensable claims involve one. I suggest we try to understand surgeries by looking at risks in perhaps a new way. The ...

Comp Laude Nominations

What is good about workers' compensation? There are some who might decry that question, and respond with a firm and unequivocal "nothing." But they are wrong. There is so much going on in this community that is good, positive, and productive. David ...

Settlements with "Reasonably Expected" Medicare Beneficiaries: What are the WCMSA Requirements?

Earlier this year, we blogged about CMS updating its WCMSA Reference Guide. Specifically, we pointed out that CMS for the first time included explicit examples in ...

WI: Employer Safety Efforts Result in Worker’s Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease

Madison, WI (WorkersCompensation.com) - Worker’s Compensation insurance rates will drop by 8.84 percent this year if a recently filed rate change is approved by the Commission of ...

Chemical Safety Board Deploying to Site of Refinery Explosion and Fire Outside Philadelphia

Washington, DC- (WorkersCompensation.com) - The CSB is deploying a four-person team to investigate an explosion and fire that occurred early in the morning on Friday June 21, ...

DOL, OSHA Announce Members of Soon-to-Meet Construction Advisory Committee

Washington, DC — The Department of Labor named the 15 members of its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health in a June 17 Federal Register notice, adding that ACCSH will meet ...

Trump to Nominate Lemos to Short-Staffed Chemical Safety Board

Washington, DC — President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate Katherine Lemos as a member of the Chemical Safety Board, according to a June 13 White House press release. Based in ...

DOL Cites Two Florida Construction Contractors After Fatal Fall at Miami Work Site

Miami, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited GA&L Construction Corp. Inc. and The Rinaldi ...

How Will Florida Fix Its Growing Workers' Comp Coverage Gap Problem?

I don’t know about where you live, but the economy here in Florida is on fire. Nowhere is the growth more evident than in our burgeoning construction industry. New condos, homes and retail locations seem ...

Regarding Fraud: Know Thy Enemy as They Know You

Editor's Note: This is the fourth and final article in a week long series discussing workers' compensation fraud. The first article in the series may be read here. There is a scene in the movie Patton that highlights the ...

Restoring the Death Penalty and Other Reasonable Solutions to Workers' Compensation Fraud

Editor's Note: This is the third article in a week long series discussing workers’ compensation fraud. The first article in the series may be read here. There is one big problem ...

Breaking the Enigma Code of Workers' Comp Provider Fraud

Editor's Note: This is the second in a week long series discussing workers’ compensation fraud. The first article in the series may be read here. In the early years of World War II, brilliant mathematician Alan ...

WCIRB: To Fight Fraud, We Must First Recognize It

Editor's Note: This is the first of a weeklong series of articles related to workers' compensation fraud, generated from discussions at a recent conference of the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. It was ...

The RED FLAGS of Workers Comp Fraud

A critical part of controlling workers’ compensation costs is to put into place solid investigation techniques.  No matter how severe or minor a workplace injury, each case needs to be reviewed to identify any fraudulent claims and ...

State of the States

Maine - On Monday, Governor Janet Mills (D) signed a bill that will increase workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers in Maine. The bill faced significant challenges and amendments throughout its journey through the legislature and although the ...

Marine Sector Sailing Through the Fourth Industrial Revolution

For a few weeks now, a new commercial for one of the best-selling SUVs on the market can be seen on television. I wouldn’t remember the commercial, if it were not because in addition to all kinds of features, ...

Sanctions and Speech

There is a litigation privilege in Florida and indeed in many jurisdictions. This is discussed in depth in The Litigation Privilege and Defamation in the News. This is a protection from defamation allegations regarding "what occurs in legal proceedings." ...

Regulatory Roundup: AIHA Online Certificate Programs, CSB Policy Update and More

Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news. You can read the full article by clicking the titles below. The American Industrial Hygiene Association ...

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For a few weeks now, a new commercial for one of the best-selling SUVs on the market can be seen on television. I wouldn’t remember the commercial, if it were not because in addition to all kinds of ...

State of the States

Maine - On Monday, Governor Janet Mills (D) signed a bill that will increase workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers in Maine. The bill faced significant challenges and amendments throughout its journey through the legislature and although ...

The RED FLAGS of Workers Comp Fraud

A critical part of controlling workers’ compensation costs is to put into place solid investigation techniques.  No matter how severe or minor a workplace injury, each case needs to be reviewed to identify any fraudulent ...

Study Shows Need to Train Drivers on Vehicle Automation Systems

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – Technology designed to make driving safer may have the exact opposite effect if drivers aren’t fully informed. A pair of new studies clearly demonstrates that ...

WI: Employer Safety Efforts Result in Worker’s Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease

Madison, WI (WorkersCompensation.com) - Worker’s Compensation insurance rates will drop by 8.84 percent this year if a recently filed rate change is approved by the Commission of ...

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With Guests Robert Swisher, Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims, and Rosemary Eure, Florida Plaintiff's Attorney
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Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply ...

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