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Archive for January 2015

Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases of 2014

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The top ten workers’ compensation fraud cases in 2014 have been decided and the results may be surprising. Of the ten, the top nine were non-employee fraud cases, with a monetary value of $74,876,000.00 versus the one employee fraud case, which cost a paltry $450,000 in comparison. Of the top ten fraud cases, five are…

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Alcohol and Work Injuries: A Bad Combo

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Drinking to excess is a huge health risk. It stands to reason that generally, people who have less to do drink more often. A recent study analyzed data from 61 studies in 14 countries and had some surprising findings. In fact, people who work more than 48 hours per week are 13 percent more likely…

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How the Pain Diagram Can Help (Or Sink) Your Work Injury

Don’t underestimate the power of a “Pain Diagram”. At the very least, a Pain Diagram should be completed every time you see the primary care physician. Ideally, a Pain Diagram should be completed any time a physician or therapist examines you. A Pain Diagram can be helpful in a couple of different ways. First, the…

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Injured Workers Pharmacy: Shortage of Acetaminophen with Codeine

Our partners at Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP) notified us that there is a country-wide shortage of Acetaminophen with Codeine. As a result, many (if not all) pharmacies are no longer able to fill Acetaminophen with Codeine #2, Acetaminophen with Codeine #3 and Acetaminophen with Codeine #4. · There is a shortage throughout the country, and…

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Uber Drivers Left Out Of Workers’ Compensation Protection – For Now

With smart phone technology and start-ups popping up everywhere catering to price-conscious app watchers, we are increasingly familiar with applications like Uber, the taxi company that you can hail from literally anywhere and Lyft, a similar application. Nonsense words like TaskRabbit, Homejoy, and Instacart increasingly imply convenient, price-friendly services for busy people in need of,…

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