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Business Owners Shut Doors or Turn to Telephone Sales During Pandemic

LAKE CHARLES, La. — After the mandatory shutdown of nonessential businesses in Louisiana during this coronavirus pandemic, several small business owners have been faced with making a new way of life. Two local businesses — Bauhaus Salon and Haus Spa …

Viewpoint: 6 Ways to Handle Work Comp Claims for Coronavirus; Only 1 Makes Sense

Workers’ compensation disability claims based on COVID-19 are already rolling in and thousands more are expected. Here are six approaches to handling these claims: Act based on “gut reaction.” It just seems intuitively “right” to cover nurses and doesn’t feel …

Analysis: Recession, Fear of Job Loss, and Return to Work

With the COVID-19 virus causing economic disruption, The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute would like to share the findings from a study we published in 2010 that sheds light on how a typical recession affects the return to work of injured …