Workers Comp

More States Now Allow Cannabis With Workers’ Compensation Plan

An increasing number of states are now allowing eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their Workplace Injury Insurance (WCI) plans, according to an analysis of state policies conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Researchers affiliated with the federal agency evaluated the …

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California Independent Medical Exam Volume Decreased Through H1 2021

The number of independent medical examinations used to resolve medical disputes for California workers hit an all-time high in the first half of 2021, as statewide unemployment remained stubbornly high, non-COVID workers’ compensation claims remained lower at pre-pandemic levels, millions of Californians continued to work from home, and efforts to …

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Analysis: A growing number of states allow reimbursement of medical cannabis costs through workers’ compensation insurance

A limited but growing number of states allow eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their Workers’ Compensation Insurance (WCI) plans, according to a recently released analysis of the policies of the State conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NORML deputy director …

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Loss of consortium claims hampering WC’s subrogation efforts

“Workers’ compensation companies get a smaller share of the settlement ‘pie’ when another potential claimant (spouse) claims their damages in addition to the injured worker,” says Saerim Luciano, of Pearlman, Brown & Wax. (Credit: Destina / stock.adobe.com) The loss of consortium claims may hamper the ability of workers’ compensation companies …

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