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Worker can't sue employer's insurer over amputated hand under Texas' opt-out law

Published November 24, 2014 CST

A man who was injured while working for a Texas employer who opted out of the state workers compensation system can't sue the company's liability insurer until his employer's liability toward him has been established.

Washington state workers comp rates to increase 0.8% in 2015

Published November 25, 2014 CST

Workers compensation advisory rates for Washington state businesses will increase 0.8% in 2015, the state Department of Labor & Industries said Tuesday.

Workers compensation insurer rate cuts may follow profitable 2014

Published November 23, 2014 CST

Workers compensation insurers could see their first year of underwriting profitability in nearly a decade due to rate increases, an improving economy, and a focus on data analytics that has helped improve underwriting and workplace safety.

Attacks on hospital nurses trigger state laws to protect them

Published November 23, 2014 CST

Recent acts of violence against health care employees are leading more states to take action to protect medical workers' safety.

Listing preauthorized medical procedures ruled within N.Y. comp board's powers

Published November 21, 2014 CST

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board was within its regulatory powers when it created a list of preauthorized medical procedures, and it properly places the burden of proving medical necessity on an injured worker’s treating physician, New York’s highest court ruled.

Obese workers' absenteeism costs U.S. employers $8.65B a year

Published November 18, 2014 CST

Absenteeism among obese workers in the United States costs employers about $8.65 billion each year, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.