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Archive | February, 2014

Fatal Work Injury News: Deadliest Cities for American Workers

Smaller cities that are focused on a certain industry tend to be the most dangerous for American workers, as they are where the most fatal work injuries and occupational illnesses tend to arise (according to data gathered by various federal agencies). In fact, recently released data indicates that the following are the deadliest cities for […]

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Supreme Court Sets New Standard of Compensability for Unexplained Falls

The Supreme Court of Colorado recently issued an opinion which significantly changes the traditional analysis of claims based on an unexplained fall. City of Brighton v. Rodriguez, 2014 CO 7, 318 P.3d 496 (Colo. 2014). In the underlying case, the claimant fell while walking down a set of stairs.  The employer filed a General Admission […]

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Updated Life Tables Required for WCMSAs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will begin referencing the Centers for Disease Control’s Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2009, to calculate life expectancies for all Workers’ Compensation Medciare Set-Aside Agreements, effective March 31, 2014. The CDC’s 2009 Life Tables may be found here.

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