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NY Subcontractor Sued for $50M After Two Trench Cave-Ins in Six Months

Long Island, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) – A son of an employee killed in a cave-in is suing his father’s employer for $50 million citing safety concerns.  The defendant, Don Antorino, of Antorino ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 9/20, Thursday Edition

1) Shooting at WI Software Company Leads to Four Injuries Wisconsin-based WTS Paradigm was the site of a shooting yesterday, after a gunman wounded three people, writes James B. Nelson and John Bacon of the Milwaukee Journal for USA ...

The Hidden Costs of the Gig Economy

New York, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) – While hiring gig workers may save employers money on benefits, consumers and others may pay the price of those savings. According to a new survey from Korn Ferry, 60 percent of HR professionals say they ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 9/19, Wednesday Edition

Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - 1) CT: Former Police Dept. Employee Fights for Work Comp Coverage After Shooting Phillip Roselle, a part of the Norwalk Police Dept. for 30 years, still remembers being shot on the job, ...

Ginmills in Brooklyn and Queens Hit With Hefty Fines and Stop Work Orders

New York, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) - Earlier this summer a slew of bars in Queens and Brooklyn were issued stop work orders and were administered approximately $471,000 in penalties. According to authorities, ...

Rousmaniere: How Fare Workers Benefit?

Private sector employers and their employees are continually challenged to manage health benefits and other non-occupational benefits. These benefits are unevenly distributed within the American workforce. Some have very low participation ...

Comp Laude 2018 is Around the Corner

On October 10, 2018, the annual CompLaude program will include the People's Choice presentations. That is only 22 days away, which is a bit disconcerting (more on that in a moment). These are approximately 6 minute Ted talks presented by those ...

The Rash to Repeal our Rights

The news recently reminded me about rights in this country. I was reading the BBC News on September 3, 2018 and came across "Malaysia Women Caned for Attempting to have Lesbian Sex." The article notes that "homosexual activity is illegal under ...

How to Fix American Healthcare

In July, Fox News reported that some Americans are not renewing their health insurance. Purportedly, about one million have made that election, after learning that the taxpayers would not contribute to their insurance premiums. The article ...

Opioids Can Interfere and Complicate

In May, WorkCompCentral reported Court Reinstates Denial of PTD Award for Worker With Opioid Addiction. In Borkovec v. Dish Network, Case No. 17-0743 (Iowa Ct. App., May 2016), the issue of opioid dependence is aptly illustrated. The ...

MEMIC’s Stowell Receives Rising Tide Award for Patient Safety

Portland, ME (WorkersCompensation.com) - For more than 30 years MEMIC’s Beth Stowell, a senior loss control consultant to the health care industry, has worked to improve safety for patients and their ...

Drop That Donut: Workers Consuming 1,000 Extra Calories at Work, Researchers Say

Boston, MA — Bagels and donuts during the breakfast meeting. Cake for birthday celebrations. Deli sandwiches during a lunch seminar. Consuming extra food is a common occurrence for ...

WA L&I Proposes Significant Drop in Workers' Comp Rates for 2019

Tumwater, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The price of workers' compensation insurance in Washington will likely drop significantly in 2019. Today the state Department of Labor & Industries ...

WA AG’s Hanford Worker Safety Lawsuit Leads to Big Win for Workers

Olympia, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy will conduct testing and, if successful, begin implementing a new system to ...

NIOSH Issues Research Agendas for Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector, Traumatic Injury Prevention

Washington, DC — NIOSH has published its National Occupational Research Agenda for Wholesale and Retail Trade, as well as its NORA for Traumatic Injury Prevention ...

At Least He Briefly Caught the T-Shirt

We sometimes have the opportunity to review workplace injuries that are more, shall we say, unusual given their unique situation. And when a football team’s mascot is hauled off the field in a medical cart after a workplace incident it ...

Technology, Amazon and the Privacy Challenge in Workers' Comp

There was a time where our lives were our own. We could go about our day without concerns regarding privacy or monitoring. Your thoughts, comments, purchases and more were your domain; or at least the province of ...

A Follow Up on The Medical Billing Shell Game

When “The Medical Billing Shell Game” was published Friday, a follow up post was not expected to be written, but here we are. Another bill arrived this weekend that further highlights how irrelevant retail medical billing can ...

The Medical Billing Shell Game

Recent experiences helping an elderly relative navigate the morass of medical bills accumulated after several medical incidents has convinced me of one thing. Medical billing is largely a shell game, and the losers in that game are the ones most likely ...

Hot Seat - What's the Big Deal Regarding the AMA 6th Edition?

The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, has been a pretty hot topic lately. Challenged in multiple states and found unconstitutional in two, it has drawn the ire of plaintiff attorneys ...

Back to the Drawing Board

The California Division of Workers’ Comp is going back to the drawing board on possible changes to the medical-legal fee schedule. A public meeting to discuss a possible new schedule has been announced for October 17 in Oakland. A large turnout is ...

Paradigm Outcomes Acquired

Paradigm will be acquired by investment firm Omers, a Toronto, Canada headquartered company. Sources indicate the price was approximately 14 times earnings; by my calculation, the total valuation was above a billion dollars. Till now, Omers had not ...

Texas Mutual: Weekly Regulatory Roundup (as of Sept. 14)

Regulatory Roundup is a weekly compilation of employee wellness and safety news. You can read the full article by clicking the titles below. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Tips for emergency ...

IAASW Seminar Preview: Maureen Longanacre of NCCI

The Insurance Auditor’s Association of the Southwest (IAASW) will hold its first Louisiana Regional Seminar October 4th and 5th at L’Auberge in Baton Rouge. Ahead of the seminar, Louisiana Comp ...

Innovation in Treatment of Chronic Lung Injuries: Dr. Ashish Bhatia’s Outlook

 In medical research, failures are never a total loss, because knowing why treatments fail helps to develop more successful devices or drugs, Dr. Ashish Bhatia told Paradigm Outcomes’ eighth ...

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WA AG’s Hanford Worker Safety Lawsuit Leads to Big Win for Workers

Olympia, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy will conduct testing and, if successful, begin implementing a new system to ...

NY Subcontractor Sued for $50M After Two Trench Cave-Ins in Six Months

Long Island, NY (WorkersCompensation.com) – A son of an employee killed in a cave-in is suing his father’s employer for $50 million citing safety concerns.  The defendant, Don Antorino, of ...

At Least He Briefly Caught the T-Shirt

We sometimes have the opportunity to review workplace injuries that are more, shall we say, unusual given their unique situation. And when a football team’s mascot is hauled off the field in a medical cart after a workplace ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 9/20, Thursday Edition

1) Shooting at WI Software Company Leads to Four Injuries Wisconsin-based WTS Paradigm was the site of a shooting yesterday, after a gunman wounded three people, writes James B. Nelson and John Bacon of the Milwaukee Journal ...

Drop That Donut: Workers Consuming 1,000 Extra Calories at Work, Researchers Say

Boston, MA — Bagels and donuts during the breakfast meeting. Cake for birthday celebrations. Deli sandwiches during a lunch seminar. Consuming extra food is a common occurrence for ...

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