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Ruling Returns Appeals to Existing Claims Court

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled last week that the Workers’

Attorneys Debate Impact, Application of Recent Court Rulings

Pennsylvania attorneys are flagging three recent state Supreme Court decisions

Office of Adjudication Urged Judges to Speed Up Case Processing

The Pennsylvania Office of Adjudication acknowledged Friday that it strongly
House Bill 316, by Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Kenai,
Rousmaniere: The Burden of Disabilities Falls Unevenly
Peter Rousmaniere

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Council for Compensation Insurance have reported long-running improvements in work injury risk.  Over the past twenty 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

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”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

Zohydro ER Vs. Deval Patrick: The Latest Gunfight at the OK Corral
Tom Lynch

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged that prescription drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury-related death in America, surpassing auto accidents. Couple that with the agency's approval last October of Zohydro ER, the first pure opiate painkiller, and you begin to understand why many lawmakers are Read More

Upcoming Events
Apr 22, 2014
CSIA’s 2014 Annual Meeting a...
Our 2014 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at th...
Apr 30, 2014
Insurance Council of Texas: Sp...
Adjusters, Case managers and Workers' Compensation Attorneys: this seminar was developed with you ...
May 08, 2014
NCCI's Annual Issues Symposium...
When workers compensation is your focus, AIS is the event to keep in your sights. AIS provides an ...
May 10, 2014
Rules and Revelations: How to ...
Permanent regulations for Utilization Review (UR) and Independent Medical Review (IMR) became effe...