The skill level of the Nurse Case Manager (NCM) on your workers' compensation claims can have a major impact on the overall cost of your claims. In fact, I get more calls about "nurse case ... Read More
Some drug addicts will go to great lengths to get their fix. Sadly, Trace Strickland is a textbook case of how far drug abusers will go to get narcotics. Strickland, a 41-year-old Puyallup resident, ... Read More
The 2005 amendments to the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Act excluded recreational and social activities from the definition of injury. "Compensable injury" shall not include . . . injury incurred ... Read More
The Claim Settlement
Normally, it is up to the adjuster to negotiate the settlement of the workers comp claim. However, there will be occasions when the employer needs to be involved in the settlement ... Read More
WorkCover NSW (Australia) said it welcomes an independent review into claims of bullying in the Licensing Solutions Unit.
Over the past few months WorkCover took steps to ensure employee complaints in ... Read More
A law mandating fired employees file workers compensation claims within six months of their termination is unconstitutional, according to an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in a case involving cumulative ... Read More
Senator Byron L. Dorgan has called for medical evaluation and monitoring of personnel who were exposure to toxic agents in Iraq including Sodium Dichromate. The Inspector General released the first of two ... Read More
Working overtime that resulted in a heart attack was deemed to be a compensable dependency claim.
"The compensation judge held that Anthony's overtime work contributed in a material way to his heart attack. ... Read More
Like so many state workers' compensation programs, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 58 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2011, the Social ... Read More