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Hawaii Panda Express Worker Sustains Burns After Explosion

An employee at a Hawaii Panda Express was taken to the hospital for burn injuries following a suspected gas explosion at the restaurant. Several businesses in the Kona Commons shopping center were evacuated Monday because of the explosion, West Hawaii …

Five Best Practices to Ensure the Injured Worker Comes First

Putting the injured worker first is key to the “advocacy-based claims model,” which puts the worker at the center of all activity. “It focuses on improving the injured worker’s experience. Until now, most employers have focused on corporate outcomes. Goals …

New Mexico Court Okays Medical Marijuana for Injured Worker

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a worker’s employer and its insurer must pay for medical marijuana for treating the employee’s chronic pain from a job-related back injury. The court on Monday upheld a decision by a …

NFL Settles Injured Stadium Worker Lawsuit

The NFL says it has settled a lawsuit with a worker injured by ice and snow that fell from the roof of the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium during the week before the 2011 Super Bowl. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday …

Lawsuit Settled Over Worker’s Fall at Nebraska School

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit in an accident that injured a worker who fell 30 feet while removing an old scoreboard at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. KNEB radio says the school’s insurance carrier settled the …

Colorado Court Upholds Damage Award to Injured Worker

The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an award of $18 million in exemplary damages to an Xcel Energy lineman who was injured when a Qwest Communications International Inc. telephone pole that he was working on collapsed. Andrew Blood was injured …