2012 will be the major year for “Return to Work” (RTW) discussions in New York. A major decision on RTW will be coming from the Court of Appeals in early spring. (Zamora v NY Neurologic is set ... Read More
Quick… rattle off the stats regarding chronic (over)use of prescription narcotics in work comp. Let’s see, there’s the spend ($1.4 billion a year and rising). There’s the risk (more people dying ... Read More
Winter is knocking at the door. The bitter cold, ice and snow is or will be on the doorstep. If the workplace does a lot of inside and outside work, this can lead to increased risk for injury, ... Read More
“Return to Work” (RTW) will achieve unprecedented attention in the coming year, largely due to a series of recent decisions and an upcoming argument in the state's highest court, the Court ... Read More
The stated philosophy of the workers’ compensation system, while the words vary from state to state and program to program, is to expeditiously return the injured worker back to the workplace. Among my ... Read More
Warning: anecdotal evidence only contained in this post. I’m as data-driven a professional as you’ll come across, so it pains me a bit to share a thought or two not entirely supported by a spreadsheet, ... Read More
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently released its opinion in the case of Johnson v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc. wherein it reversed the trial court's verdict if favor of the employer.
The ... Read More
The Sturgis Superspreader Event Increasing evidence points to August’s Sturgis motorcycle rally as a major contributor to the big increase in infections throughout the upper midwest.
With 400,000 folks spending days talking, ...