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Screening With Meaning

Sophisticated urine analysis of employees on workers’ comp could become a bulwark in the fight to control the epidemic use and abuse of narcotics. As a method to detect whether an injured worker is taking the medications prescribed to them, the use of quantitative clinical urine analysis hasn’t really come into vogue just yet. According …

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Q&A: The Labor Legacy of the Triangle Fire

The Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which claimed the lives of 146 mostly female immigrant garment workers in 1911, is credited with galvanizing support for labor unions, as well as spurring reforms in workplace safety and city building codes. As we prepare to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragic fire, Metropolis spoke to Cornell University’s Lee …

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Motor vehicle accident injuries: Physical therapy techniques the best treatment option

Each year, 2 million Americans suffer from whiplash associated disorders (WAD) secondary to motor vehicle accidents. Studies using high-speed cameras and sophisticated crash dummies have determined that rear impact car accidents cause the lower cervical vertebrae (lower bones in the neck) to be forced into a position of hyperextension (movement of the vertebrae backward) while …

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Dancing On Ice: Jeff in ‘agony’ after neck injury

Dancing on Ice 2011 contestant Jeff Brazier has reportedly been left in “total agony” after suffering a neck injury during rehearsals for this Sunday’s show. According to The Sun the TV presenter hurt himself when he tried to lift skating partner Isabelle Gauthier, while they were practising their routine. The 31-year-old is sought treatment from …

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What Should You Do if You are in a Car Accident?

If you are involved in a car accident, the first rule of thumb is to keep everyone safe. Make sure that no one in your car is injured. If no one is seriously injured, exit the vehicle after checking to make sure that no cars are coming. If possible, drive your car to the side …

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Hurt on the Job

The whole idea behind Workers’ Compensation was not to help injured workers. It was to protect companies from being sued by workers who had been injured! This explains why the system works so badly. Workers can help themselves by knowing about their rights and what to do if they are injured. Many workers lose benefits …

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No-Fault Insurance Fraud Spikes in NY

View more videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com. Share Buzz up! 0diggsdigg Suspicious no-fault automobile insurance claims are the most common type of health care-related fraud in New York state, according to a new report released by the New York State Insurance Department. Here’s how the scheme works: The perpetrators go out seeking to purposely cause accidents, or …

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Marsh Webcast March 9—Developing an Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Challenges

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As employers seek to manage escalating workers’ compensation claims costs, Marsh will hold a one-hour webcast on March 9 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time to explore the benefits of an integrated cost containment approach. “Developing an Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Challenges” Marsh’s webcast, “Developing an Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Challenges,” will …

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Accidental Death Becomes Suicide When Insurers Dodge Payouts

Jane Pierce spent nine years struggling alongside her husband, Todd, as he fought cancer in his sinus cavity. The treatments were working. Then, in July 2009, Todd died in a fiery car crash. He was 46. That was the beginning of a whole new battle for Jane Pierce, this time with Todd’s life insurance company, …

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Seward’s bill aims to reduce fraud, costs in N.Y. no-fault system

A New York senator introduced a bill to “enact comprehensive reforms to reduce fraud, abuse and the associated costs in the New York no-fault system.” James Seward, New York senator James Seward Sen. James Seward of the 51st District and chairman of the New York State Senate Insurance Committee proposed in S2186 changing the 30-day …

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