Business Insurance - _Workers Comp http://businessinsurance.com/section/news08 http://www.businessinsurance.com en-us Sun, 24 May 2015 17:54:12 EST 10 NHL may follow football's lead on concussion lawsuits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150524/NEWS08/305249980 20150524/NEWS08/305249980 Concussion-related lawsuits by professional football players are likely to guide the National Hockey League's legal strategy in similar cases filed by retired hockey players, including the possibility they will be settled out of court. Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 EST Shift to on-demand workforce exposes gaps in disability insurance http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150524/NEWS08/305249982 20150524/NEWS08/305249982 ORLANDO, Fla. — Workers compensation needs to evolve to keep up with today's growing on-demand economy, experts urge. Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 EST Nurses struggle with injuries despite lifting aids http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150524/NEWS08/305249986 20150524/NEWS08/305249986 As nurses and other health care workers continue to suffer high levels of lifting-related musculoskeletal injuries, safety managers are working to establish workplace patient handling regimens before proposed legislation would mandate such procedures... Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 EST UP CLOSE: Darrell Brown http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150524/NEWS08/305249998 20150524/NEWS08/305249998 LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA-BASED CHIEF CLAIMS OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 EST School's out! Injuries to teen workers swell http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150522/NEWS08/150529937 20150522/NEWS08/150529937 As the summer job season approaches and more teens begin looking for work, employers should focus on training and giving them age-appropriate tasks. Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:46 EST Lumbermen’s ordered into financial rehabilitation http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150521/NEWS08/150529956 20150521/NEWS08/150529956 Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance, a Boca Raton, Florida-based workers compensation insurer, has been placed into rehabilitation by a Missouri court, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:43:26 EST Opioid addiction suit puts workers comp payers on alert http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150521/NEWS08/150529964 20150521/NEWS08/150529964 Experts urge workers compensation payers to take steps to avoid overprescribing or doctor shopping following a state Supreme Court's decision allowing patients to sue physicians and pharmacies for contributing to their addiction to opioids. Thu, 21 May 2015 10:47:32 EST South Carolina considers workers comp opt-out system http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150520/NEWS08/150529987 20150520/NEWS08/150529987 South Carolina legislators have introduced a bill that would allow employers to create alternative benefit plans for injured workers rather than providing traditional workers compensation insurance coverage for employees. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:04:42 EST Social media posts put brakes on man's chronic fatigue fraud http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150520/NEWS08/150529988 20150520/NEWS08/150529988 An insurance cheat who claimed that illness had stopped him working was caught out by his social media posts detailing his hobby of modifying fast cars and driving them on the roads and racetracks of Cyprus. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:56:28 EST Earlier cash settlement doesn't reduce workers comp benefits http://businessinsurance.com/article/20150519/NEWS08/150519853 20150519/NEWS08/150519853 An employer can’t receive credit for the full amount of a lump-sum workers compensation settlement to lower the amount of benefits due to a former employee whose case was reopened, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled. Tue, 19 May 2015 14:22:01 EST