Up to 18% of injured workers not returning to work after one year

Up to 18% of injured workers not returning to work after one year

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170621/NEWS08/912314039/Up-to-18-percent-of-injured-workers-not-returning-to-work-after-one-year-WCRIBetween 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 Tuesday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

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Paterson council rejects $34,000 injury payment for retired police chief

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2017/06/21/paterson-council-rejects-34-000-injury-payment-retired-police-chief/415875001/PATERSON, NJ
In a split vote, the City Council on Tuesday night rejected a $34,857 workers-compensation payment for retired police Chief James Wittig, who claimed he hurt himself falling on the stairs at headquarters in 2011.

Wittig also had claimed he …

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Immigrant benefit ban removed from Ohio workers’ comp budget

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170620/immigrant-benefit-ban-removed-from-ohio-workers-comp-budgetThe Senate rejected on Tuesday a controversial provision that would have denied workers’ compensation benefits to undocumented workers who are injured on the job.

House Republicans added the amendment last month to the Bureau of Workers’ …

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Milesburg business owner faces more than 800 felony charges

http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/crime/article157295839.htmlMore than 800 felony charges??? This guy is S-C-R-E-W-E-D!!!

Robinson allegedly did not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage and was not exempted as a self-insurer.

An ex-employee’s injury on March 27, 2013, led to the charges, according to the affidavit.

Court documents do not specify how the former …

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Two Very Important Steps When Managing A Catastrophic Injury Claim

https://www.workerscompensation.com/news_read.php?id=26500&type=7Catastrophic injuries make up only a small fraction of the total number of workers’ compensation claims but account for a significant portion of the dollars spent on medical care and treatment of employees.

The proper management of these high dollar …

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Records Detail Workers’ Comp History Of Trooper Charged With Assault

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-state-trooper-arrested-workers-comp-20170616-story.htmlThe state police trooper arrested after a bar fight last weekend in Groton has been on either workers’ compensation or leave from work 11 times since 2004, state records show.

Jeffrey Meninno was charged with second-degree assault after sources said he …

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