- Up to 18% of injured workers not returning to work after one year
Between 11% and 18% of injured workers in 15 states do not return to work within a year of their accident, a range that is in line with previous studies, according to reports released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
- MedRisk adds telecommunications-based rehab for injured workers
MedRisk Inc. is adding what it calls “telerehabilitation” into its program for managed physical medicine services for injured workers, the company announced Wednesday.
- Ohio Senate drops controversial undocumented worker budget provision
The Ohio Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee has eliminated a controversial provision of the state’s workers compensation budget bill that would have denied benefits for undocumented workers.
- Plumbing contractor faces OSHA citations after trench death
A Missouri plumbing contractor is facing $714,142 in proposed penalties after a 33-year-old worker died while working in an unprotected trench.
- State push to adopt workers comp formularies sees mixed results
Efforts to adopt workers compensation drug formularies have experienced obstacles despite evidence that they can produce good results for states grappling with opioid addiction and high prescription costs.
- Workers fired for raising tuberculosis concerns compensated
- Cal/OSHA cites explosives manufacturer for workplace blast
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has again cited Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Co. and fined the explosives manufacturer $293,235 following a 2016 explosion that seriously injured a worker.