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.
The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill to mandate prompt investigation and reporting of serious injuries and death in the workplace.
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 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.
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.
Business Insurance is launching a conference to examine the insurance needs of the rapidly expanding cannabis and cannabinoid industry.