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excellent NPR investigative series–injury to insult:America's vanishing worker protections

Click on this link to read an excellent investigative series of articles which highlight a new scheme by corporate America to avoid participation in state regulated Workers’ Compensation programs which often result in disastrous consequences for men and women injured on the job.

Workers' Compensation

Ugly Claim Prioritization

Chances are, you know which claims in your inventory are the ugliest—the ones that beg for closure.

But here’s a tip for claims professionals. No time to go through a huge file inventory? 46 more words

Mediation

How to Cultivate a Healthy Workplace in 2016

After the ball has dropped and glitter has settled, people start thinking about their New Year’s resolutions.  From exercising to dieting, personal development and health tend to be the focus of most goals. 397 more words

General Insurance

2016 Minimum Wage Increase

January typically marks a time when many states adjust minimum wage rates – in a few weeks several states will be increasing the minimum amount employers are required to pay their employees.

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General Insurance

How Spinal Cord Stimulators Can Help a Workers' Comp Case

Spinal cord stimulation is an option for those who have had multiple back surgeries, but who still continue to have back problems. If your physician recommends getting a spinal cord stimulator, it is much more likely that your employer will approve the treatment. 707 more words

Workers’ Compensation

If I get into an accident while driving to a jobsite, does my employer have to pay for my injuries?

When an injury is work related

Injuries that result from an accident are deemed work related if they “arise out of and in the course of employment.”   Exactly when an employee is “in the course of employment” has been extensively reviewed by the courts in New Jersey. 488 more words

Personal Injury

Beware of a New Attack on Benefits for Injured Workers

It’s  bad enough that state legislatures, including ours right here in Minnesota, have chipped away at the rights and benefits of injured workers over the past 30 years. 215 more words

Workers' Compensation