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Hazmat firm cited by OSHA after workers sickened by mercury

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published August 04, 2016 - 10:28am CST

A New York hazardous materials remediation contractor has been cited and is facing $142,200 in proposed penalties from federal workplace safety regulators for exposing its workers to mercury.

Cultural change needed to tackle mental health care

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published July 31, 2016 - 12:01am CST

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

Workers comp denial leads to wrongful death suit

By: Donna Mahoney

Published July 29, 2016 - 3:41pm CST

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

Use of non-opioid therapies increasing

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published July 25, 2016 - 2:35pm CST

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

Employers urged to handle older workers with care

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published July 22, 2016 - 3:31pm CST

Disability Management Employer Coalition told to take action to mitigate injury risks to retain the experienced employees.

EEOC keeps eye on employers long after settlements

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published July 22, 2016 - 12:06pm CST

The commission is expected to continue to use consent decrees to force companies to properly accommodate disabled employees.

Getting employees back to work from nonwork injuries

By: Donna Mahoney

Published July 21, 2016 - 2:51pm CST

Some firms are using workers comp strategies to get injured workers who are out on short-term disability back to worker faster.

Cancer tops stop-loss claims, transplant costs jump

By: Shelby Livingston

Published July 20, 2016 - 2:18pm CST

The 10 costliest conditions represented 53% of the total claims reimbursed, according to Sun Life Financial report.

Wrestlers back in the ring with WWE over head injuries

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published July 20, 2016 - 10:40am CST

Former professional wrestlers are taking the WWE to the mat over injuries caused by choreographed matches.

Mandatory rehab benefits workers, employers

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published July 20, 2016 - 10:33am CST

Pairing mandatory rehab policies with vocational rehab programs can have a big impact in returning employees to work.

State crackdowns barely impact physician drug dispensing

By: Donna Mahoney

Published July 19, 2016 - 1:54pm CST

In states where reforms to physician dispensing prescription drugs were put into place over the last several years, physician dispensing frequency remains largely unchanged, according to findings released Tuesday by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Riddell faces suit on concealed concussion risks

By: Rob Lenihan

Published July 19, 2016 - 10:14am CST

Former NFL players say helmet manufacturer Riddell failed to warn them about the extent in which their helmets provided protection.

GM can offset workers comp benefits with Social Security disability

By: Donna Mahoney

Published July 18, 2016 - 3:09pm CST

GM and the UAW agreed the automaker can use disability pension benefits to reduce workers comp benefits for all workers.

NHL players can see Chubb's redacted concussion exam results

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published July 18, 2016 - 1:10pm CST

More than 100 retired NHL players claim the league didn't do enough to protect them from concussions.

Reinsurer not liable for medical malpractice award

By: Judy Greenwald

Published July 15, 2016 - 12:57pm CST

XL Group was not obligated to defend nor indemnify a medical malpractice insurer under an errors & omissions clause, a court says.

St. Jude settles over heart devices

By: Thomson Reuters

Published July 08, 2016 - 12:20pm CST

(Reuters) — St. Jude Medical Inc. has reached a $39.25 million class action settlement with shareholders to resolve claims it downplayed the possible dangers associated with a product used to connect implantable defibrillators to patients' hearts.

Dallas shooting tragedy

Published July 08, 2016 - 6:07am CST

Police in Dallas were ambushed during a protest, and that's just the start for the Business Insurance week in pictures.

Gender-based workers comp standards on trial

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published July 07, 2016 - 12:21pm CST

California's comp system discriminates against female workers when calculating permanent disability benefits, a lawsuit says.

DuPont ordered to pay millions over toxic chemical exposure

By: Thomson Reuters

Published July 07, 2016 - 10:33am CST

A jury awarded $5.1 million to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a chemical used by DuPont to make Teflon.

Playing by the rulebook doesn't yield best result

Published July 03, 2016 - 12:01am CST

At one point in the classic, eerily prescient 1946 political novel “All the King's Men” by Robert Penn Warren, cynical governor Willie Stark, who is based on Louisiana Gov. Huey Long, has a conversation with an idealistic doctor.

Postal employee found guilty of workers comp fraud

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published July 01, 2016 - 11:18am CST

The woman said she needed to spend 15 hours a day in a hot tub to relieve back pain from a work accident in 1987.

Traffic controller due comp benefits for mental injuries

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published June 21, 2016 - 11:40am CST

A municipal worker who routinely responded to serious motor vehicle accident scenes is entitled to workers compensation benefits for mental injuries, a Missouri appellate court has ruled.

The BI Top 10

Published June 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Marsh severance benefits dispute and health savings account business exits are among Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

The BI Top 10

Published June 10, 2016 - 9:25am CST

A look at the mental health of Swiss executives and a recent hire at JLT Re are among Business Insurance's top 10 most read features.

Florida disability benefits cap struck down in 'Westphal' case

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published June 09, 2016 - 2:18pm CST

A limit on temporary comp benefits “deprives" injured workers "at a critical time” in their recovery, Florida's high court ruled.

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