The Return-to-Work or Fit-For-Duties Evaluation is a type of assessment designed to identify whether an individual has the physical ability to perform part or all of his or her usual job tasks at some point in time following an injury. The Fit-For-Duties Evaluation is usually performed following a rehabilitation program or work absence, but may also be performed immediately following an injury. Read More»
It is common knowledge in the workers' compensation community that the Workers' Compensation Act provides the exclusive remedy to employees pursuing damages due to a workplace injury, and any claims for those damages must be filed with the Workers' Compensation Board. However, in the recent case of Amerisafe Risk Services et al. v. The Estate of Hazel D. Wadsak et al., (Nov. 9, 2012) the trial court was faced with two specific questions concerning the exclusive remedy doctrine: (1) Does the doctrine apply when the employee dies and the claim is made by his estate? And (2) Does the doctrine apply when the allegation of wrongdoing is against the workers' compensation insurance company? In both cases, the ultimate answer is "yes." Read More»
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