Monthly Archives: March 2011

NFL loses again: injured Redskins’ punter wins workers’ comp benefits

When relocating, businesses consider many factors, including workers’ comp premiums Punter’s benefits award overturns longstanding precept We’ve covered workers’ comp issues in the NFL before, most recently in a piece last month, but the main issue before has been players … Continue reading

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100-year anniversary of tragic fire that fueled adoption of workers’ comp

PBS special and an ASSE book recount disaster that drew attention to workplace safety You don’t have to know what a shirtwaist is (see the link at the end) to be interested in the 100-year anniversary of a tragic fire … Continue reading

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Study questions narcotics’ usage in California workers’ comp system

CWIC report contains troubling implications for rest of the nation Some injured workers in California–and perhaps nationwide–may be over-prescribed with powerful painkillers, according to a new study by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.  And, apparently, a relative few doctors account … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Senate shoots ‘reform bill’ to House on 44-0 vote; Illinois scandal widens after House approves audit

GOP-sponsored bill gets full support of Democrats We’re getting some mixed signals out of Oklahoma regarding the state’s ongoing efforts at reform of its workers’ compensation system. According to a March 11 piece in the Tulsa World, “Critics of a … Continue reading

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Texas workers’ comp attorney responds to court order with First Amendment lawsuit

There’s plenty of workers’ comp news this week, from a variety of states with different rules and systems. Some are neighbors, some are not. Some are really hard pressed for meaningful, new legislation–others not so much. Target of cease-and-desist order … Continue reading

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