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Physician Dispensed Prescriptions and Repackaging  

For years, the Workers’ Compensation industry has been fighting an uphill battle against physician dispensed pharmaceuticals and drug compounding. Changing drug strengths and formulations is one way the market has been able to maintain high prices. While the numbers have declined in recent years, the impact this trend has on the Workers’ Compensation industry was » Read More

Telemedicine and Workers’ Compensation

Advanced technology and innovative approaches to business have resulted in cost effective changes across a wide range of industries. Workers’ Compensation is no exception. In an industry that has seen medical costs rise from $9,000 in 2003, to $28,500 in 2015, insurance professionals believe that a technology known as telemedicine can reduce the costs associated » Read More

Key Differences Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Claims  

Workers’ Compensation and personal injury cases both provide financial compensation for an individual who has been injured. The main difference between the two is that a personal injury claim is based on fault, whereas a Workers’ Compensation case is not. While this is the biggest, and most important difference, there are other factors you should » Read More

Hazards of Working in Cold Weather Conditions

A winter storm can cause major problems, especially when it involves heavy snow, freezing rain, and single-digit temperatures. While most of us can cozy up inside, others are working hard to plow and salt the roads, clear away fallen trees and branches, and repair power lines that have come down. Being outside for an extended » Read More

Hazardous Combustible Material

Handling any kind of combustible material can be extremely hazardous if the right precautions are not taken. Workers who regularly handle combustible solids are exposed to potentially life-threatening injuries if the materials they are working with are exposed to a combustible dust cloud. According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), between » Read More

Choosing a Doctor After a Work Injury

Workers’ Compensation covers all costs associated with a work injury if it occurred while the injured party was officially on the job. However, to receive maximum benefits, it is imperative that an injured worker selects a qualified doctor that understands the Workers’ Compensation process. Post-Injury Steps An employee suffering from a workplace injury should notify » Read More

Work-Related Travel and Personal Health

Business travel may seem like a glamorous and exciting perk to a job, particularly if it involves traveling overseas or to a city that boasts a buzzing nightlife, fabulous restaurants, and unique sights. In reality, however, business travel can be exhausting and can put workers at risk for developing a range of health issues, including » Read More

Workers’ Compensation Settlement

At any stage during Workers’ Compensation proceedings, workers in Maryland who suffer a workplace injury may choose to pursue a full and final settlement. There is no requirement to settle a Workers’ Compensation case but once it is settled, it may not be reopened. It is therefore prudent for injured workers to enlist the help » Read More

When Workers Cannot Perform Pre-Injury Jobs

Not all injured workers recover well enough to return to the job they were doing before their injury. Workers’ Compensation benefits do not pay as much as what a worker makes pre-injury. It is important to communicate with an employer that a doctor has ordered restrictions on the type of work that can be done, » Read More

Temporary Workers Left Vulnerable

The number of temporary employees has increased in recent years, with nearly three million people across the country employed by staffing agencies. Temps often meet the needs of employers who are looking to hire workers for a particular project. Unfortunately, staffing agencies do not always provide adequate safety training for temporary employees. This can put » Read More