Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis

A unique compendium of trends, issues, and cases to help you track developments on the national level and in every state

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“A read through this book constitutes total immersion in the area. It includes not only a briefing on legal issues arising throughout the country, but reviews the risk management, safety, and medical issues that are so important to the workers’ compensation field…[A]ttorneys who focus on litigation would profit deeply by studying the new LexisNexis book. This is not simply because of the general enrichment that follows, but because the reader will become more sophisticated with regard to the workers’ compensation system as a whole. The Lexis-Nexis Emerging Issues Analysis: if you’re trying to climb the ladder of success, this is the type of book that will get you there. ”
-Hon. David B. Torrey, Workers’ Compensation Judge, Pennsylvania

“The Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis is one of the most comprehensive collections of articles impacting the industry that I have read. These articles, coupled with the state-by-state legislative analysis and case review, make this book a must read for anyone seeking to gain a deep understanding of the issues impacting the workers' compensation industry.”
-Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National

“This is an excellent reference guide. I like how it is broken down by State and subject respectively. ”
-Anthony Pisciotta, Area Vice President-Claims, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

"Monitoring the constant wave of legislative activity across this nation is one thing. Making it clear and understandable is quite another. Lexis has done an excellent job of both with the 'Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis'. Their choice of local experts is superb, and they provide both clear recap and commentary, giving clarity to what was, legislatively, a very tumultuous year."
-Robert H. Wilson, President & CEO,, LLC

"Anyone who wants to keep up with the pulse of the workers' comp industry would be wise to get their hands on a copy of this fabulous resource!"
-Rebecca A. Shafer, JD, President, Amaxx Risk Solutions

"Larson's Emerging Issues is a MUST for all workers' compensation professionals, be they policy makers, adjudicators, claims specialists or attorneys. Not only is the state-specific analysis engrossing, but it also provides insight and potential solutions for a highly complex system as it continues to evolve to meet present-day challenges."
-Susan V. Hamilton, Former Deputy Commissioner, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, San Francisco, CA

A Unique Compendium of Issues, Trends & Cases

50 State Survey At a Glance

Detailed, In-Depth Analysis and Insight

Keep track of how the workers' compensation landscape is changing:

Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis, part of the Larson Series, is an essential tool for the insurance industry, corporate risk managers, policy makers, and lawyers to understand what changes are being contemplated on the national level as well as in every state. Everything you need to know about workers' compensation for the past year is contained in this compendium of legal issues and cases.

Legal analysis by Thomas A. Robinson, co-author for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law, and others highlight the discussions within the industry and important cases.

Who should use this resource:

•  Producers and Executives at brokers, TPAs or service providers preparing for client stewardship meetings
•  Claim Supervisors handling or overseeing multiple states
•  Corporate Risk Managers needing critical information to help develop a forward-looking risk management plan
•  Lawyers advancing the rule of law in the workers' compensation setting
•  Legislatures and policymakers seeking to improve their state's workers' compensation system

Table of Contents

A. National Trends

§ 1 Workers’ Compensation and the Future: The Macro Versus the Micro View
§ 2 Workers’ Compensation of the Future: Will Mutual Dystopia Be the New Normal?
§ 3 Following Up on the Year’s Top Workers’ Comp Issues: Back to the Future
§ 4 The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Comp Cases for 2017
§ 5 Employer-Controlled Medical Care Drives Claimants to Attorneys, Erasing Savings in Medical Costs
§ 6 WCRI Report Shows Wide State Variations in Time From Injury to Medical Treatment
§ 7 Occupational Injuries and Third-Party Tort Claims: Effecting Change for Freelancers in the Digital Age or More Dust in the Wind?
§ 8 Temporary Worker vs. Direct Hire Workers’ Comp Filings in Illinois: The Art of the Raw Deal
§ 9 Workplace Violence: The Troubling Disconnect Between OSHA Figures and What’s Really Happening
§ 10 Is the Wall Strong Enough? Recent Air Ambulance Decisions Hint that McCarran-Ferguson Insurance Barrier to Federal Involvement in Workers’ Comp May Be Decaying
B. State Trends
§ 11 California Grubhub Driver is Independent Contractor, Not Employee
§ 12 What’s New in Florida Workers’ Compensation
§ 13 New York Workers’ Compensation Trends and Developments 2017
§ 14 New Commissioner Speaks and Other Texas-sized Updates
C. Medical Issues
§ 15 Comp Claims: Men Really Are from Mars—Women From Venus
§ 16 A Look at the Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation Claims in California
§ 17 An American Sickness: How Workers’ Compensation Fell into the Same Abyss as Health Insurance
§ 18 An Alternative to Opioids: A Mind-Body Approach to Pain Management
§ 19 Interrelationship Between Personal and Occupational Risk Factors Complicates Opioid/Benzodiazepine Crisis
§ 20 Recent Veterans Study Has Important Implications for Workers’ Comp World
§ 21 WCRI Study Reveals Causal Connection Between Long-Term Opioid Prescribing and Duration of TTD Benefit Periods
§ 22 New Study Links Pre-Injury Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use with Risk and Cost of Post-Injury Disability
§ 23 Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: The Next Big Workers’ Compensation “Thing?”
§ 24 Obesity and Worker Productivity by Occupational Class in the U.S.
§ 25 Fracking and Occupational Diseases: Gasland or FrackNation?
§§ 26-49 Reserved

§ 50 Alabama
§ 51 Alaska
§ 52 Arizona
§ 53 Arkansas
§ 54 California
§ 55 Colorado
§ 56 Connecticut
§ 57 Delaware
§ 58 District of Columbia
§ 59 Florida
§ 60 Georgia
§ 61 Hawaii
§ 62 Idaho
§ 63 Illinois
§ 64 Indiana
§ 65 Iowa
§ 66 Kansas
§ 67 Kentucky
§ 68 Louisiana
§ 69 Maine
§ 70 Maryland
§ 71 Massachusetts
§ 72 Michigan
§ 73 Minnesota
§ 74 Mississippi
§ 75 Missouri
§ 76 Montana
§ 77 Nebraska
§ 78 Nevada
§ 79 New Hampshire
§ 80 New Jersey
§ 81 New Mexico
§ 82 New York
§ 83 North Carolina
§ 84 North Dakota
§ 85 Ohio
§ 86 Oklahoma
§ 87 Oregon
§ 88 Pennsylvania
§ 89 Rhode Island
§ 90 South Carolina
§ 91 South Dakota
§ 92 Tennessee
§ 93 Texas
§ 94 Utah
§ 95 Vermont
§ 96 Virginia
§ 97 Washington
§ 98 West Virginia
§ 99 Wisconsin
§ 100 Wyoming