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Workers Compensation News

WCB Ending Tainted 10-Year, $88.7 Million Scanning Contract

The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has paid $75.8
NY
04/23/14

Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Immunity for Military Contractors

The U.S. Supreme Court is being ask to weigh in
NA
04/23/14

Brandeis Report Calls for Medical Insurer Access to PDMPs

As of July 2013, 31 states reportedly allowed access to
NA
04/23/14
Opioid treatment guidelines proposed by the California Division of Workers’
CA
04/23/14
PROFESSIONAL COLUMNS
Rousmaniere: The Burden of Disabilities Falls Unevenly
Peter Rousmaniere

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Council for Compensation Insurance have reported long-running improvements in work injury risk.  Over the past 20 years, the government-tallied rate of lost-time injuries and illnesses has declined by 60%. Is the American worker really that safer, in a broad sense of that Read More

Jack of All Trades, M.D. of None
Gregory Grinberg

Why do we need QMEs? Or AMEs, for that matter? Why can’t the primary treating physician make a full review of the records, provide measurements and a list of subjective complaints following the evaluation, and then allow the attorneys or the DEU to plug those measurements into the AMA Guides and Read More

Understanding Pennsylvania's Statutory Employer Defense
Gary L. Wickert

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” When and whether an injured employee can sue an owner or subcontractor for a work-related injury in Pennsylvania has been a matter of some confusion over the years. It is the latest in Read More

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