For over 100 years workers’ injured on the job have been provided with wieldy benefits and medical care under workers’ compensation statutes. Workers’ compensation was intended as a simple and summary process to provide speedy relief to injured workers.
Steven Babitsky, Esq. Employers can save $6 billion per year if they were permitted to use telehealth/telemedicine for injured workers. Some large states are now moving towards permitting the use of telehealth/telemedicine. Texas is studying a bill to permit the use of telemedicine. N
Millions of dollars are paid out annually on defensible workers’ compensation claims due to an inadequate investigation. Attorney Cassandra Roberts spoke at the SEAK National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference in defending the workers’ compensation claim. Here
What are the major risk factors for delayed recovery in workers’ compensation cases? General Factors Use of opioids Non-evidence-based treatment/over-treatment Inappropriate diagnostic labeling Previous injuries Recent prolonged work absence Family history of disability Family role ch
Under OSHA’s general duty clause section 5(a)(1) provides for: A place of employment free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. The top OSHA general industry standards cited in health care are: 1910.132 – general requirements – PPE 1910.133 – eye
Attorney Lawrence Postol presented “ADA the Latest Developments” at the SEAK National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference in July 2017. Here are his take on reasonable accommodations under the ADA. Reasonable Accommodations Are Now For Virtually Everyone A. M
Roderick Bruno, MD spoke on occupational hand injuries at the SEAK National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference. He discussed carpal tunnel syndrome in depth. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Median nerve compression at wrist most common peripheral compressive neuropathy
Attorney Jeffrey Dretler spoke on the FMLA at the SEAK National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference. Here are his tops on granting leave to provide care or psychological comfort to a seriously ill parent. Failure to grant leave to provide physical care or psycho
SEAK, Inc., founded in 1980, is a continuing education, publishing, and consulting company. We have had over 15,000 attendees at our Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Programs. SEAK’s Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference is the highest rated and longest running program of its kind in the United States.