Business Insurance - _Workers Comp en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:22:50 EST 10 Employee shot for reporting robbery wins comp for mental, physical injuries 20140414/NEWS08/140419924 The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a store manager who was shot in retaliation for reporting a robbery should receive workers compensation benefits for psychological and physical injuries he suffered. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:18:10 EST Release of painkiller Zohydro ER adds to opioid concerns 20140413/NEWS08/140419943 A powerful opioid painkiller recently released to the market is raising concerns among workers compensation experts as the insurance industry continues to struggle with opioid addiction and abuse among injured workers. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Drugmaker Zogenix sues Massachusetts over Zohydro ER sales ban 20140413/NEWS08/304139969 The manufacturer of Zohydro ER has sued Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for imposing a ban on prescriptions and sales of the drug in the state. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST FDA approves opioid overdose treatment Evzio 20140413/NEWS08/304139970 The recently approved Evzio is a prescription treatment that patients' family members or caregivers can use to treat opioid overdoses. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:00:00 EST Spike in use of compounded medications leads workers comp cost increases 20140410/NEWS08/140419979 The utilization and cost of compounded medications in workers compensation claims spiked last year, while the costs of antidepressants and non-narcotic painkillers also continued to rise, according to a new report. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:34:44 EST Northwestern appeals NLRB ruling classifying football players as employees 20140409/NEWS08/140409805 Northwestern University on Wednesday filed an appeal asking the full National Labor Relations Board in Washington to overturn a ruling that classified the school's scholarship football players as university employees. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:05:50 EST Injured claims adjuster found drunk on beach denied workers comp 20140409/NEWS08/140409812 A claims adjuster cannot receive workers compensation benefits for a head injury he mysteriously suffered while on a Texas beach because he was intoxicated at the time of his accident, a Washington state appeals court has ruled. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:44:06 EST Jailed man accused of intentionally injuring himself wins comp benefits 20140407/NEWS08/140409856 A Mississippi man serving a prison sentence for manslaughter should receive workers compensation benefits after he was shocked by a power line at his former job, even though the employer argued that he intentionally hurt himself. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:17:42 EST Broadspire offers client advocates to help with return-to-work issues 20140407/NEWS08/140409863 Broadspire Services Inc. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:05:55 EST No comp benefits for worker hit near employer-paid parking: N.J. High Court 20140403/NEWS08/140409923 A worker who was hit by a vehicle while walking into her office from an employer-paid parking lot cannot receive workers compensation for her injuries, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:28:58 EST