On-the-job car crashes up, smartphone usage possibly linked: NCCI study – Business Insurance (via Business Insurance)

Motor vehicle accidents are a sore spot for the workers compensation sector, as the frequency for all claims in comp from 2011 to 2016 declined by 17.6%, yet frequency for on-the-clock car accidents increased 5%, according to data released Wednesday by the Boca Raton, Florida-based National Council on Compensation Insurance. Source: Business Insurance

Workers Compensation for Firefighters With PTSD

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida House approved new workers compensation legislation by a unanimous vote Monday that will recognize post-traumatic stress disorder as an “occupational disease.” Among those in the chamber were Pulse first responder Gerry Realin and his wife Jessica, the woman who launched the fight to change the legislation to recognize PTSD as a …

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