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Firefighter due comp benefits for PTSD following co-worker's death

Published August 03, 2016 CST

The firefighter saw his colleague fatally injured while battling a house fire in March 2010.

Staffing agency chief arrested over fake comp policies

Published July 26, 2016 CST

The executive allegedly stole more than $1 million from clients who thought he was providing workers comp and payroll services.

(subscription required)Athletes play hardball over concussions

Published July 31, 2016 CST

Concerns about the long-term effects of head trauma could lead some insurers to add exclusions to sports insurance policies.

More OSHA safety violations for Dollar General

Published August 05, 2016 CST

Discount retailer Dollar General Corp. has once again been cited and is facing $105,600 in proposed OSHA fines.

(subscription required)Opioid law provides limited relief to big problem

Published July 31, 2016 CST

A federal law aimed at cutting opioid addiction lacks funding and scope, but could still help injured workers.

Steel mill faces safety fines after sling bolt failure

Published August 05, 2016 CST

An Arkansas steel mill has been cited and is facing $56,000 in proposed fines from federal workplace safety regulators after an employee fatality.

Dow Chemical unit gets safety cites after explosion

Published August 04, 2016 CST

A Massachusetts specialty chemicals manufacturer has been pegged a severe violator of health and safety rules and is facing $129,200 in proposed fines by federal health and safety regulators after four employees were injured by an explosion in January.

Opioid substitutes factor in greater use of blood pressure medications

Published July 27, 2016 CST

Other pain relievers are having their own side effects, according to a Coventry Workers' Comp Services analysis.

(subscription required)Cultural change needed to tackle mental health care

Published July 31, 2016 CST

The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 shows employers must address workers' mental health conditions, experts say.

Insurer group opposed to latest comp opt-out efforts

Published August 05, 2016 CST

Opt-out legislation isn't the way to reform Illinois' workers comp system, the American Insurance Association says.

Insurance group finds lackluster support for comp law

Published August 01, 2016 CST

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators says it won't propose a model law for workers comp opt-out programs.

OSHA cites roofing firm after worker falls 33 feet to death

Published August 05, 2016 CST

A South Dakota roofing company has been cited and faces $77,000 in proposed fines from federal workplace safety regulators as a result of a 24-year-old employee falling more than 30 feet to his death.

Refinery chemical incident probe highlights safety culture gaps

Published August 05, 2016 CST

A U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board report about two sulfuric acid releases at a California refinery owned by Tesoro Corp. highlighted multiple concerns about the refinery’s safety culture.

Wife who found husband crushed to death can't pursue distress claim

Published August 02, 2016 CST

The Connecticut woman's claim was denied because of workers comp exclusive remedy provisions.

Think tank eyes comp opt-out options for Illinois

Published August 03, 2016 CST

An alternative workers comp system could help employers control costs and better serve injured workers, the Illinois Policy Institute says.

Florida workers comp challenge seeks U.S. Supreme Court review

Published July 21, 2016 CST

The case questions whether Florida's comp system is an adequate exclusive remedy for injured workers.

Utility contractor cited after worker's crane death

Published August 05, 2016 CST

An Arkansas utility contractor has been cited and is facing $46,200 in proposed penalties from federal health and safety regulators after a crane failure killed an employee in March.

Drug compounders get cleanliness guidance from FDA

Published August 05, 2016 CST

Federal regulators have released suggestions for drug compounding companies on how to maintain a clean work environment.

Use of non-opioid therapies increasing

Published July 25, 2016 CST

The overall utilization of opioids among injured workers has steadily decreased as the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anticonvulsants has increased.

Workers comp denial leads to wrongful death suit

Published July 29, 2016 CST

The parents of a police officer say he drank himself to death after his employer denied him workers comp for his PTSD claim.

Excluding farm, ranch laborers from comp system found unconstitutional

Published July 05, 2016 CST

Excluding agricultural workers from New Mexico's comp system is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court has ruled.

Electroplating firm cited by safety regulators

Published August 01, 2016 CST

An Illinois electroplating company has been cited and is facing $115,930 in proposed fines from federal workplace safety and health regulators for machine guarding, electrical and other hazards.

State high court rulings to squeeze workers comp system

Published August 04, 2016 CST

NCCI says an increase in unfunded liabilities for Florida's comp system is expected to exceed $1 billion following recent state Supreme Court rulings.

Peanut company faces OSHA safety penalties

Published August 01, 2016 CST

A Georgia firm was issued $110,310 in proposed OSHA fines for combustible dust and other hazards.

Texas prescription drug formulary delivers savings

Published July 25, 2016 CST

The state reported a large decline in the prescribing of “N” drugs for injured workers since a controlled formulary was put into place.