New beryllium standards will require employers to take additional, practical measures to protect an estimated 62,000 workers from these seri
Claims handlers must have a clear understanding of the many nuances involving workers’ compensation claims made by undocumented employees.
Comp Medical News update featuring black lung, gun violence, and the ACA “deathwatch” are your headlines as we begin 2017.
A Japanese insurance company is about to thrust the insurance industry into the future, as well as the ongoing debate over how much technolo
Some things to watch for in 2017 for the workers' compensation industry.
By Joan E. Collier
The 71st annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference is over. The four-day feast offered more speakers, more attendees, more presentations, more exhibitors, more sponsors, more partnerships, more volunteers and money for our service...
A.A. Milne brought us an incredible journey with his characters and stories. He is the creator of the simple, loyal, and always hungry Winnie the Pooh. Pooh is the protagonist in a series of adventures that tend to take place in the solitude of the hundred acre woods, and in the imagination of a child, Christopher Robin. The earliest of these stories are almost on hundred years old. Many have enjoyed them as children, only to later share them with children, grandchildren and more.
I ran across an interesting pleading recently. It was a Motion to Enforce settlement. That in itself is not that uncommon; many motions to enforce have been filed over the years. But this one was interesting. Interesting to the extent of being unique in my experience.
I had planned to write a reflective piece this quiet morning of Thanksgiving 2016. But the quiet was interrupted by two significant Wednesday court rulings in the world of workers' compensation. Knowing that most of the marketplace will be focused primarily upon food and festivity for the rest of the day, I nonetheless provide the following. It is hoped that in coming days readers will return from their fine feasts and a long relaxing weekend of college football rivalry, ready to consider the implications of two cases separated by hundreds of miles.
Every year, the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims submits a report regarding the state of Florida's adjudication system. This year's report is in the proofing stage and will be published close to November 30, 2016. The following is an excerpt from that report.
Technology is a recurring theme. My thoughts return periodically to how technology is changing our world and what effects it will have on us. As the workers' compensation world considers its future, there is merit in considering the broader context of the future of work itself. Certainly, there are a number of challenges for workers' compensation, but focus must also remain on the bigger picture. Read more.