Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sat, 1 Aug 2015 23:08:52 EST 10 AMA supports monitoring to curb opioid abuse http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150731/NEWS08/150739964 20150731/NEWS08/150739964 The American Medical Association is urging doctors to use prescription drug monitoring programs to combat opioid abuse. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:25:45 EST Workers comp available for domestic employees http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150731/NEWS08/150739966 20150731/NEWS08/150739966 Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange is offering workers compensation insurance for the domestic employees of high-net-worth individuals in Florida. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:36:08 EST Injury suffered in pre-employment test is compensable http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150730/NEWS08/150739991 20150730/NEWS08/150739991 Pre-employment testing of job applicants can prevent workers compensation claims down the line, but an employee who gets injured while undergoing the test may well be due comp benefits. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:38 EST OSHA proposes tightening injury record-keeping rules http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150729/NEWS08/150729803 20150729/NEWS08/150729803 The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify that employers have continuing obligations to keep and maintain accurate injury and illness records. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:13:10 EST Trucker’s heart attack is compensable http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150728/NEWS08/150729832 20150728/NEWS08/150729832 A long-haul truck driver’s heart attack arose out of and in the scope of his employment, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:20:42 EST Dead worker's estate can't sue employer for false imprisonment http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150727/NEWS08/150729863 20150727/NEWS08/150729863 The estate of a woman who suffered a heart attack on the job and died can't sue her employer for false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:27:00 EST Mining accidents killed 18 workers in first half of 2015 http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150724/NEWS08/150729888 20150724/NEWS08/150729888 Eighteen workers died in mining industry accidents during the first half of 2015, according to a new report by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:02:12 EST Wendy's employee cribbing daughter's ID arrested for workers comp fraud http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150723/NEWS08/150729908 20150723/NEWS08/150729908 An injured Wendy's restaurant employee claiming to be her own daughter has been arrested for workers compensation fraud among other felony charges, the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation Enforcement Division said. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:31:49 EST Drug monitoring programs offer step toward limiting opioid abuse http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150723/NEWS08/150729910 20150723/NEWS08/150729910 At least 10 states require health care providers to access a prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing opioids, but workers compensation payers in all states should request providers do so to curb overprescribing. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:40:02 EST Drug agency informants reap millions in federal comp benefits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150722/NEWS08/150729927 20150722/NEWS08/150729927 The Drug Enforcement Administration has been using federal workers comp benefits to pay informants for about 40 years without the appropriate oversight, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:56:48 EST