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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

The Michigan Supreme Court says General Motors can offset a retired employee's workers comp benefits with Social Security benefits despite a UAW agreement.

NHL players can see Chubb's redacted concussion exam results

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published July 18, 2016 - 1:10pm CST

A lawsuit against the NHL brought by more than 100 retired players claims 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.

Chipotle prevails in suit by worker fired over bad drug reaction

By: Judy Greenwald

Published June 07, 2016 - 2:32pm CST

A restaurant worker who was fired while under the influence of anxiety medication cannot successfully charge her former employer.

RIMS sounds alarm on latest OSHA injury-reporting rules

By: Donna Mahoney

Published May 26, 2016 - 3:50pm CST

The new electronic recordkeeping rule issued by OSHA has drawn concern from the risk management community, the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. said Thursday.

FDA approves first implant to treat opioid addiction

By: Thomson Reuters

Published May 26, 2016 - 2:54pm CST

The matchstick-sized implant is less susceptible to abuse or the illicit resale that plagues existing oral therapies for narcotic dependence.

Remote rehab tools could cut comp costs

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 25, 2016 - 4:33pm CST

A mix of remote and in-person physical therapy visits could lower costs for workers compensation payers while delivering the same results to injured workers as traditional care.

OSHA cites organic food company after employee loses fingertips

By: Gloria Gonzalez

Published May 19, 2016 - 10:25am CST

U.S. subsidiary of Canada's Nature's Path Foods faces $118,000 in proposed fines.

Contrasting EEOC rules dial up the complexity of wellness incentive regulations

By: Shelby Livingston

Published May 15, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Complying with often-conflicting laws that govern wellness programs can be a source of frustration for employers, benefits experts say.

Lowe's settles claims it fired workers on medical leave

By: Thomson Reuters

Published May 13, 2016 - 1:53pm CST

(Reuters) — Lowe's Cos. has reached an $8.6 million settlement of a U.S. agency lawsuit accusing the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer of illegally firing workers who went on medical leave for a long time.

Maritime worker's long-time knee injury not deemed temporary disability

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published May 13, 2016 - 12:18pm CST

A maritime worker who injured his knee nearly 30 years ago can't be classified as temporarily disabled despite the prospect of surgery, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled.

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