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VIAW Newswire 06.25.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

A prospective study of carpal tunnel syndrome: workplace and individual risk factors
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly reported entrapment neuropathy of the
upper limb. Its effects on workers can be chronically debilitating both in the workplace and in
their personal lives.

Goodwill Pays Disabled Workers As Little As 22 Cents Per Hour
Goodwill Industries, the nonprofit charity, pays workers as little as 22 cents per hour, or 3 percent of federal minimum wage, thanks to a labor law loophole.

Workers comp-related medical payments higher than others: WCRI
Medical payments made in relation to workers compensation-related treatments are typically higher than group health medical payments in a majority of states, according to a study released Friday by the Workers Compensation Research Institute.

Supreme Court rules generic-drug makers can’t be sued over defects
WASHINGTON — Americans who are badly hurt by a generic drug may not sue the drug maker for compensation, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, giving manufacturers a shield from liability for the medications taken most commonly in this country.

Fitch: Underwriting Results Set to Improve for U.S. Workers’ Compensation Market
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) CHICAGO, June 21 (Fitch) Underwriting results for the U.S. workers’ compensation market is set to improve over the remainder of 2013 reversing several years of poor performance, according to a new Fitch Ratings report.

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