• Antidepressants linked to longer workers comp claims

    Concurrent treatment of chronic pain, depression, anxiety and occupational injuries is associated with large increases in total workers compensation claim cost and delayed return to work, according to a study authored by the chief medical officer for AF Group, which released the findings Monday.

  • Applicant injured during driving test not entitled to comp

    A job applicant who was injured while performing a driving test is not entitled to workers compensation, the Supreme Court of Oregon held Thursday.

  • Workers comp prescription drug spending down in 2018

    Workers compensation payers disbursed 3.8% less for prescriptions in 2018, including a 15% drop in opioids, due to a decline in utilization and overall cost per prescription, according to a drug trends report released Thursday by MyMatrixx, a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Co.

  • Cal/OSHA cites two employers after temp worker crushed

    The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited an agricultural employer and a farm labor contractor more than $100,000 combined in proposed penalties after a worker was fatally crushed by a bin dumper at a walnut processing and packing facility in Los Molinos, California, the division announced Thursday.

  • BI to hold cannabis risk management and insurance conference

    Business Insurance is launching a conference to examine the insurance needs of the rapidly expanding cannabis and cannabinoid industry.