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Indiana workers comp claims higher, growing faster than similar states: Study

Published April 18, 2014 CST

Workers compensation medical payments in Indiana are costlier and growing at a faster rate than medical claim payments in comparable states.

Louisiana workers comp costs higher than in most states: Study

Published April 22, 2014 CST

Medical payments for injured workers in Louisiana were higher and growing faster than in most states, with payments per claim increasing more than 7% per year from 2006 to 2011, according to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Fired worker only needs to prove comp claim as 'contributing factor': Court

Published April 16, 2014 CST

A lawsuit alleging that an injured worker was fired in retaliation for his workers compensation claim only needed to prove that his claim was a “contributing factor” and not an “exclusive cause” of his discharge, a split Missouri Supreme Court ruled.

TTD benefits end when workers are cleared to return to work: Miss. high court

Published April 22, 2014 CST

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that temporary total disability workers compensation benefits end for injured workers when they are cleared to return to their previous employment, even if they haven't reached maximum medical improvement.