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Workers' Comp News & Articles

Opt Out Articles & News

 

IAIABC Forward: Understanding the Opt Out Alternative

Maxwell v. Sprint Smith v. Baze


Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission finding the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act unconstitutional and unenforceable.  Click for more information

 

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ProPublica Series
 


Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.
Part 1 of ProPublica Article Here
Part 2 - How Much Is Your Arm Worth
Part 3 - Injured Workers Share Stories of Harm


On Tuesday, 5/5, the Illinois House convened a committee of the whole for a hearing on work comp. An injured worker from Oklahoma, who was featured in a previous ProPublica piece, provided testimony.
Click here to read article in response to the hearing.

 

Inside Corporate Americas campaign to ditch workers comp
Inside Corporate America's Campaign to Ditch Workers' Comp

Fraud Case News

 

2016 Top Ten Workers' Compensation Fraud Cases 
By Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. for the North Carolina WC Journal

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WILG Report on Employer and Insurer Fraud
Employers and workers' compensation carriers have engaged in a relentless media campaign to advance the notion of employee fraud. Empirical evidence suggests, however, that employee fraud is negligible and that employer and insurer fraud is the REAL problem. To learn more please read WILG's newest report, Employer and Insurer Fraud: Boosting Bottom Line Profits at the Expense of Workers and Society. 
Click here to read the WILG Report

 

Opioids in Workers Comp


Dr. Joel Morton's WorkCompWire Article

Every day brings another headline about a fatal overdose on painkillers, a celebrity who’s hooked, or a serious crime driven by addiction. Sadly, injured workers are among those addicted. Since 1990, opioid overdose deaths have tripled. It’s easy to blame doctors who prescribe painkillers, but only 17 percent of abused opioids are abused by legitimate patients with legitimate prescriptions. Physicians are doing their best, trying to treat pain without withholding needed medications, but that only helps so much. Dr. Joel Morton of Summit Pharmacy takes a closer look at the issue and in the following article discusses a few policy changes that could go a long way to stem opioid abuse:

Let's Stop Inviting Opioid Addiction

 

Ringler Radio & Legal Talk Network
 

WILG President Michael Gruber on Ringler Radio
The Mission of WILG to Help Injured Workers

 

Listen to WILG Immediate Past President Alan S. Pierce on Ringler Radio & Legal Talk Network

Alternative Benefit Systems & the Future of Workers' Comp
 

Workers' Comp from theOther Side: Pain Management

IAIABD & Recent Challenges to Workers'Comp in the US


What WILG is Doing for Workers Compensation

Choosing a Structured Settlement in a Workers’ Compensation Case


National Implications of Opt Out in Workers’ Compensation

 

What Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital Means for Florida's Workers' Compensation Laws

 

How Frances Perkins Impacted Workers’ Compensation

 

Vasquez Sumpreme Court Opinon
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The Demise of the Grand Bargain
Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century.

 An Academic Symposium Cosponsored
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King of Coal Coal company CEO's misdemeanor conviction after a disaster that killed 29 miner is a perversion of justice says victims sister

King of Coal

Coal company CEO's misdemeanor conviction after a disaster that killed 29 miners is a "perversion of justice," says victim's sister

OSHA Report

Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job

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Department of Labor Memorandum to the American People

Justices create framework for determining admissibility of immigration status