workers’ comp News

Company Fined for Worker’s Death at University of Iowa

An Iowa construction company has been fined $14,000 for safety violations in a fatal January accident on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The Gazette of Cedar Rapids is reporting that the Occupational Safety and Health Bureau of …

Behind the Scenes: TV Sitcom Portrays Comedic Side of Claims

“Lights…Camera…Action” is not a phrase often used within the insurance industry. That’s about to change thanks to a new television show created to document the comedic aspect of adjusting workers’ compensation claims. “Workers’ Comp” is a sitcom produced by Dori …

PMSI Releases 2011 Annual Drug Trends Report

The 2011 Annual Drug Trends Report, recently released by PMSI, a workers’ compensation medical cost containment provider, found that the average pharmacy spend per injured worker decreased by 2.3% in 2010. The 2011 report identifies the top 10 trends that …

MedRisk Launches Dedicated Website for Workers’ Comp Claims

Pennsylvania-based MedRisk, Inc., a workers’ compensation physical medicine services management provider, has announced the launch of a dedicated website for claims professionals. The secure, HIPAA-compliant website delivers critical case information to adjusters and nurse case managers as it becomes available …

Fentanyl Often Prescribed in Calif. Workers’ Comp

A CWCI Research Spotlight Report on the use of fentanyl – the most potent Schedule II opioid – in California workers’ comp finds that More than 1 out of every 5 injured workers in California who are prescribed Schedule II …

Safety Citations Against Ohio Company Upheld

A federal administrative law judge with the Occupational Health and Safety Review Commission has affirmed six of seven safety and health citations issued to Independence, Mo.-based ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety …