People are talking about workers' compensation. I think that there is more discussion today than there has been in many years, not just about the "nuts and bolts," or how systems work either. There is ... Read More
Workers' compensation is a state-by-state regulatory system, or more aptly perhaps various "systems." Most workers' compensation systems are not funded by taxes the way other government services are. ... Read More
A recent decision of the West Virginia Supreme Court is an interesting contrast to Florida precedent. In April 2016 the Florida Supreme Court concluded in Castellanos v. Next Door Company that the ... Read More
Workers' compensation is a social contract, codified in statutes, to provide benefits of a defined nature to individuals that are injured at work. Employers are liable to employees for workers' compensation ... Read More
What can we conjecture about the experience of American workers with the work injury risks they endure? After reading a flock of reports, one has the sense that about one out of every five injured workers ... Read More
Have you noticed that Big Opioid Pharma (BOP), manufacturers & distributors of prescription opioids, are under attack? I have.
In fact, I've written about it for awhile. Read "Suing Big Opioid Pharma - ... Read More
In a surprise to many, the North Carolina Industrial Commission has begun advising that only licensed medical doctors will be allowed to perform surgery on injured workers there. There was significant dismay ... Read More
The Florida Legislature will at least debate drug abuse, overdose and addiction in 2018, the "Opioid Crisis." The news broke last week with the filing of House Bill 21 (HB 21).
Anyone that ... Read More
It is a recurrent theme, Judges and social media. A recent post suggested the Nancy Reagan approach ("just say no") for judges. While there certainly are some safe topics for judges to discuss, ... Read More