Workers Comp Pharmaceutical Concerns Focus on Pain Killer Abuse

Study Finds that Pain Killer Abuse at Top of Workers Comp Concern List, Will Be Addressed in National Rx Abuse Summit A survey released in January from CompPharma, LLC – a consortium of workers comp pharmacy benefit managers – found that opioid pain killer abuse was the top of the list of workers comp cost drivers. The 2012 Survey of … [Read more...]

Dog Days of Summer of See an Increase in Worker’s Comp Claims

The dog days of summer are upon us, which means outdoor workers need to take extra precautions to avoid injury or illness. Worker's comp claims skyrocket in the summer, so take precautions! While many of us sit in our offices enjoying the air conditioning, others are outside slaving away in the hot sun. Every year thousands of workers file … [Read more...]

Walmart Pays $190,000 Fine for OSHA Violations at 2,800 Stores

After OSHA Violations Discovered, Walmart Agrees to Pay $190,000 Federal Fine After “repeat and serious” OSHA violations were discovered at a Walmart store in Rochester, NY in 2011, Walmart has finally agreed to pay to upgrade 2,800 stores across 28 states, and pay a fine of $190,000. The fine was part of an agreement with the Labor Department’s … [Read more...]

Arizona Workers Comp Law Will Bar Pro Athletes from Filing Claims Out-of-State

Bill in the House Will Prevent Out-of-State Workers Comp Claims for Arizona Residents On Wednesday, March 6th, a bill updating Arizona’s workers comp laws, previously passed by the Arizona Senate, was approved by a House Committee. The new bill aims specifically to prevent professional athletes living in Arizona from filing workers comp claims … [Read more...]

Workers’ Compensation for Two City of Sumter Employees?

Two City of Sumter employees may want to seek workers’ compensation after being pinned against a retaining wall causing the employees to suffer serious injuries. The Incident According to WIS, the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6. The men were working at the city’s wastewater treatment facility off Highway 521. The vacuum … [Read more...]

Are Exotic Dancers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

A South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the Workers' Compensation Commission’s decision to deny benefits to an exotic dancer injured in South Carolina. The Incident and Injuries According to the WIS, the exotic dancer received injuries resulting from gunfire after a fight broke out in a Two Notch Road strip club in 2008. The dancer, … [Read more...]

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