- Use of stronger, Schedule II opioids increases in Calif. comp claims
Utilization of Schedule II opioids in California workers compensation claims has grown steadily in the last decade, along with payments for such medications in comp claims.
- Volunteer, training time counts toward service for firefighter with cancer
A Denver firefighter’s time spent as a volunteer firefighter and as a trainee at fire academy counts toward his total years of service under Colorado’s workers compensation cancer presumption statute, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled…
- California workers comp reform could lead to mixed pricing results: Study
California workers compensation reforms could lead to increased prices for office visits and physical medicine and decreased prices for surgeries based on trends from other states, according to a Workers Compensation Research Institute study.
- Employer must pay quadriplegic worker's rent on accessible home
A quadriplegic man’s former employer must pay the rent on his handicapped-accessible home as part of his workers compensation claim because he had no home of his own that could be renovated for accessibility, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.