Posted on Fri Nov 11th, 2016 at 8:31 amAnecdotally, people within the worker's compensation community feel there has been a change in LIRC decisions lately. Statistics from LIRC do suggest that there have been some notable changes in decision patterns over the last few years. While the trend of the changes may be as expected, the extent of the shift is surprising.
Posted on Thu Nov 3rd, 2016 at 10:00 amThe spring of 2016 brought three notable changes to the Worker's Compensation Act, including apportionment of permanent partial disability and new exceptions to the Brakebush line of cases. The third change of note is a statutory revision impacting the treatment of benefits payable when an injury is the result of a violation of an employer's drug and alcohol policy.