Workers’ Compensation Policy Review

John Burton’s Workers’ Compensation Policy Review was a print publication distributed via postal mail six times per year. The first issue was the January/February 2001 issue, and the final issue was November/December 2008. All issues beginning with March/April 2001 can be viewed online and downloaded.

Workers’ Compensation Policy Review was printed and distributed by Workers’ Disability Income Systems, Inc. The Review was edited by John F. Burton, Jr. and the Production Coordinator was Florence Blum.

Disclaimer: This staff edited the Workers’ Compensation Monitor until 1997. We are not affiliated with the ongoing publication of a journal under that same name.

Issues

Quick List: (click on link to download a specific issue. Note: Jan/Feb 2001 is not available but excerpts are provided below.)

Below you can view a brief summary of contents for each of the 48 issues.

January/February 2001:

The Employers’ Costs of Workers’ Compensation, 1986-2000, by John F. Burton, Jr.

European Strategies for Health and Safety at Work:  The Impact of the European Union Framework Directive 89/391, by David Walters. About the Author and Abstract.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Paid to Workers, 1985-1996, by John F. Burton, Jr. and Florence Blum

WCPR Vol. 1, No. 1, Part 1  and   WCPR Vol. 1, No. 1, Part 4

March/April 2001

The Employers’ Costs of Workers’ Compensation under Alternative Insurance Arrangements, by Terry Thomason, Timothy P. Schmidle, and John F. Burton, Jr.

Oregon Major Contributing Cause Study, Introduction by Edward M. Welch

  • Cost of the Tort Alternative, by Jeff Biddle and Edward M. Welch
  • Statutory Compensability Standards, by Sara Harmon

Workers’ Compensation Agency Websites, by Monroe Berkowitz

May/June 2001

Workers’ Compensation Costs in 2000: Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by John F. Burton, Jr. and Florence Blum

California’s New Design for Evaluating Workers’ Compensation and Safety Legislation, by Charles Lawrence Swezey

Synopsis of the Oregon Major Contributing Cause Study, by John F. Burton, Jr.

The Impact of Higher Compensability Standards on the Exclusive Remedy Shield, by Sara Harmon

July/August 2001

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers: Mixed Messages for 2001, by John F. Burton, Jr.

The Effects of Changes in the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Program on Employees’ Benefits and Employers’ Costs, by Terry Thomason and John F. Burton, Jr.

September/October 2001

Workers’ Compensation: Developments Since 1960 and Prognostications for Benefits and Costs, by John F. Burton, Jr.

The ‘Ergonomics Injury’ as a Social Construction, by Nortin Hadler, MD

November/December 2001

The Accessibility, Costs, and Quality of Workers’ Compensation Medical Care, by Sharon E. Fox, Allard E. Dembe, Ann G. Lawthers, and Jay S. Himmelstein

The Adequacy of Cash Benefits Prescribed by Workers’ Compensation Statutes, by Terry Thomason and John F. Burton, Jr.

January/February 2002

Workers’ Compensation Costs in 2001: Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Paid to Workers, 1985-1997, by John F. Burton, Jr. and Florence Blum

March/April 2002:  

The Employers’ Costs of Workers’ Compensation Insurance in Ontario and Other Canadian and U.S. Jurisdictions, by Terry Thomason and John F. Burton, Jr.

Solving the “Ergonomics Injury” Enigma: A Reasonable Approach for Employers, by J. Mark Melhorn, M.D., Eric M. Kennedy, M.S., C.P.E., and Larry Wilkinson, M.D.

May/June 2002

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers: Divergent Trends for 2002, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Fulfilling the Bargain: How the Science of Ergonomics Can Inform the Laws of Workers’ Compensation, by Jason M. Solomon

July/August 2002

Remembrance of Howard Bunn, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Underwriting Results Deteriorate, by Elizabeth H. Yates and John F. Burton, Jr.

California Passes Workers’ Compensation Reform: Implementation is Next Challenge, by Glenn Shor and Suzanne Marria

The Intentional Injury Exception to the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine, by John F. Burton, Jr.

September/October 2002

Workers’ Compensation Costs in 2002: Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Coverage, by Cecili Thompson, Virginia Reno, Daniel Mont, John F. Burton, Jr., and Terry Thomason

November/December 2002

Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Frequencies and Amounts 1995-1998, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

January/February 2003

Workers’ Compensation Incurred Benefits, by John F. Burton, Jr. and Florence Blum

Appendix A: Data Sources, Terminology, and Methodology

March/April 2003:

Medicare and Workers’ Compensation, by Ed Welch

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Costs in 2001, by John F. Burton, Jr.

May/June 2003

Workers’ Compensation Underwriting Results Improve in 2002, by Elizabeth Yates and John F. Burton, Jr.

Delgado v. Phelps Dodge Chino, Inc.: A Case Study in Judicial Legislation, by Robert Aurbach

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers Increase in 2003, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Are the Employers’ Costs of Workers’ Compensation Soaring? by John F. Burton, Jr.

July/August 2003

Workers’ Compensation Incurred Benefits: 1985 to 1999, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Appendix A: Data, Sources, Terminology, and Methodology

September/October 2003

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers Increase at Slower Rate in Third Quarter of 2003, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Protecting Workers and their Families from Economic Insecurity, by John F. Burton, Jr.

November/December 2003

Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Frequencies and Amounts 1995-1999 by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

January/February 2004

Medicare: New Developments and Their Implications for Workers’ Compensation, by Edward M. Welch

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers 1986 to 2003, by John F. Burton, Jr.

March/April 2004

Workers’ Compensation and Bankruptcy: Reconciling Systems in Conflict, by Robert M. Aurbach.

Workers’ Compensation Costs in 2003: Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

May/June 2004

Workers’ Compensation Incurred Benefits: 1985-2000, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Appendix A: Data, Sources, Terminology, and Methodology (accompanies above article)

July/August 2004

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers: 2002 – 2004, by John F. Burton, Jr.

The National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Some Reflections on the National Commission and its Legacy, by Peter S. Barth

September/October 2004

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Industry Returns to Profitability in 2003, by Elizabeth Yates and John F. Burton, Jr.

Back Pain: Acute Injury or Chronic Disease? by William G. Johnson

Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Frequencies and Amounts 1995 – 2000, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr. (Note: to see all data for 1995-2000 as mentioned on p. 19 of this issue, please see the November/December 2002 and 2003 issues.)

November/December 2004

A Primer on Workers’ Compensation, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Settlements and Child Support Arrearages, by Alan Kuker and Donald Elisburg

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers: Quarterly Data for 2002 to 2004, by John F. Burton, Jr.

January/February 2005:

Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Study, by Barry Llewellyn and Jim Stevens

The Evolution of Integrated Benefits Delivery in the United States, by Annmarie Geddes Lipold

Appendix A – The Methodology for Estimating Costs and Benefits as a Percentage of Payroll, 1980-1988, by John F. Burton, Jr.

March/April 2005:  

Workers’ Compensation and Terrorist Attacks, by Lex K. Larson and Thomas A. Robinson

Benefit Adequacy in Workers’ Compensation Programs, by H. Allan Hunt

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers, 1986-2004, by John F. Burton, Jr.

May/June 2005

Workers’ Compensation Costs in 2004: Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

A Bill of Rights for Injured Workers, by Edward M. Welch

Coverage of Work-Related Diseases by Workers’ Compensation Programs, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Summary of an Important Publication: Occupational Disease and Workers’ Compensation: Coverage, Costs, and Consequences, by J. Paul Leigh and John A. Robbins

July/August 2005

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Industry Increases Profitability in 2004, by Elizabeth Yates and John F. Burton, Jr.

The Institute for Work & Health: A Report on Research Activities, by Sandra Sinclair

September/October 2005: 

The Workers’ Compensation Policy Review Guide: A Catalogue of Data and Information Services, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Costs in 2003, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Summary of an Important Publication: Ten Years’ Experience Utilizing an Integrated Workers’ Compensation Management System to Control Workers’ Compensation Costs, by Edward J. Bernacki and Shan P. Tsai

November/December 2005

Workers’ Compensation Incurred Benefits: 1985 to 2001, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Information on the Workers’ Compensation Compendium 2005-06

January/February 2006:

Comparing States’ Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Costs, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Review by Glen Shor of The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law by John Fabian Witt

Information on the Workers’ Compensation Compendium 2005-06

March/April 2006

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers 1986 to 2005, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits: Frequencies and Amounts in 2001, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Information on the Workers’ Compensation Compendium 2005-06

May/June 2006 

Workers’ Compensation Incurred Benefits:  1985 to 2002, by John F. Burton, Jr. and Florence Blum

July/August 2006:  

Workers’ Compensation Costs In 2005: Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation and Constitutional Law, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Summary of an Important Publication: How Much Work-Related Injury and Illness is Missed By the Current National Surveillance System?, by Kenneth D. Rosenman, Alice Kalush, Mary Jo Reilly, Joseph C. Gardiner, Mather Reeves, and Zhewui Luo

Information on the Workers’ Compensation Compendium 2005-06

September/October 2006:  

Workers’ Compensation Benefits:  Frequencies and Amounts in 2002, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Industry Increases Profitability in 2005, by John F. Burton, Jr.

November/December 2006:

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Costs in 2004, by John F. Burton, Jr.

The Exclusive Remedy Doctrine and the Intentional Injury Exception, by John F. Burton, Jr.

January/February 2007: 

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers 1986 to 2006, by John F. Burton, Jr.

The Coverage of Work-Related Diseases in New York, by John F. Burton, Jr.

March/April 2007:

Workers’ Compensation Costs in 2006:  Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Lessons from Civilian Disability Systems for the Veterans’ Disability Compensation Program, by John F. Burton, Jr.

May/June 2007:   

An Overview of Workers’ Compensation, by John F. Burton, Jr.

July/August 2007: 

Workers’ Compensation Incurred Benefits:  1985-2003, by John F. Burton, Jr. and Florence Blum

September/October 2007: 

Workers’ Compensation Benefits:  Frequencies and Amounts in 2003, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Industry Profitability Surges in 2006, by John F. Burton, Jr.

November/December 2007: 

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Costs in 2005, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Compromise Settlements Under State Workers’ Compensation Acts:  Law, Policy, Practice, and Ten Years of the Pennsylvania Experience (An Abridgement), by David B. Torrey

January/February 2008: 

Economic Incentives Influencing Occupational Risk Prevention, by John W. Ruser

Workers’ Compensation Costs for Employers 1986 to 2007, by John F. Burton, Jr.

March/April 2008:  click here for summary of contents OR View this issue

Workers’ Compensation Costs in 2007:  Regional, Industrial, and Other Variations, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Cash Benefits: Part One: The Building Blocks, by John F. Burton, Jr.

May/June 2008:

The Shape of Permanent Partial Disability Benefits, by Edward M. Welch

July/August 2008:

Workers’ Compensation Benefits:  Frequencies and Amounts in 2004, by Florence Blum and John F. Burton, Jr.

September/October 2008: 

Workers’ Compensation Incurred Benefits:  1985-2004, by John F. Burton Jr. and Florence Blum

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Industry Profits Remain High in 2007, by John F. Burton, Jr.

November/December 2008:  

Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability Cash Benefits, by John F. Burton, Jr.

Workers’ Compensation Cash Benefits: Part Two: Cash Benefit Systems and Criteria for Evaluation, by John F. Burton, Jr.