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Amputations: A continuing workplace hazard

Jon 5881

 During the period 1992-99, there were on average more than 21 fatal and more than 11,000 nonfatal workplace amputations annually. Fifty-three percent of these nonfatal amputations occurred in manufacturing alone, resulting in a rate of amputations for that industry that was more than two and one-half times higher than the national average in 1999. Operators, fabricators, and laborers accounted for more nonfatal amputations than all other occupations...

Amputations: A continuing workplace hazard

Jon 5883

 During the period 1992-99, there were on average more than 21 fatal and more than 11,000 nonfatal workplace amputations annually. Fifty-three percent of these nonfatal amputations occurred in manufacturing alone, resulting in a rate of amputations for that industry that was more than two and one-half times higher than the national average in 1999. Operators, fabricators, and laborers accounted for more nonfatal amputations than all other occupations...

Workers’ Compensation News - December 1, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 35

Jon 7530

 ASBESTOS

CONGRESS POSTPONES ACTION ON ASBETSOS COMPENSATION BILL FOR AT LEAST 4 MONTHS
As the Senate rushed toward its holiday adjournment, the backers of the so-called Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act (S. 1125) gave up their efforts for the year. On Nov. 22 Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) told the Reuters news agency, "It is clear we still need a little more time for discussion. There will, however, be a...

Workers’ Compensation News - December 1, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 35

Jon 7531

 ASBESTOS

CONGRESS POSTPONES ACTION ON ASBETSOS COMPENSATION BILL FOR AT LEAST 4 MONTHS
As the Senate rushed toward its holiday adjournment, the backers of the so-called Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act (S. 1125) gave up their efforts for the year. On Nov. 22 Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) told the Reuters news agency, "It is clear we still need a little more time for discussion. There will, however, be a...

Social Security Seeks To End The Workers' Compensation Subsidy

Jon 7189

The Social Security/Medicare program had its genesis in President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" policies. During the succeeding Democratic administrations of Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson, it was developed into the "Great Society" approach, providing a social insurance program intended to operate not as welfare but as earned benefits. With the increasing focus on promptly providing necessary medical treatment to citizens, the Federal government's role of providing conditional payments has expanded, at tremendous cost.

Social Security Seeks To End The Workers' Compensation Subsidy

Jon 7191

The Social Security/Medicare program had its genesis in President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" policies. During the succeeding Democratic administrations of Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson, it was developed into the "Great Society" approach, providing a social insurance program intended to operate not as welfare but as earned benefits. With the increasing focus on promptly providing necessary medical treatment to citizens, the Federal government's role of providing conditional payments has expanded, at tremendous cost.

Our Heroes Deserve More Than a Broken Promise

Jon 5051

If we are bringing justice to the terrorists of Afghanistan, why can't we bring justice to our heroes, the victims and their families of the September 11th tragedy? Why didn't our heroes receive adequate workers' compensation benefits in the first place?

Our Heroes Deserve More Than a Broken Promise

Jon 5049

If we are bringing justice to the terrorists of Afghanistan, why can't we bring justice to our heroes, the victims and their families of the September 11th tragedy? Why didn't our heroes receive adequate workers' compensation benefits in the first place?

Who's Paying The Bills: The Federal Dilemma of Cost Shifting In Workers' Compensation Claims

Jon 6120

 The Federal Government continues to struggle with the need to share data from workers' compensation (WC) programs an effort to reduce payment errors. While both systems provide benefits to injured workers, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) reported, in a May 2001 study, that the lack of a uniform and consistent method to collect data on a national level has led to irregularities in the delivery of Federal benefits. 

Who's Paying The Bills: The Federal Dilemma of Cost Shifting In Workers' Compensation Claims

Jon 6116

 The Federal Government continues to struggle with the need to share data from workers' compensation (WC) programs an effort to reduce payment errors. While both systems provide benefits to injured workers, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) reported, in a May 2001 study, that the lack of a uniform and consistent method to collect data on a national level has led to irregularities in the delivery of Federal benefits. 

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