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Paduda: What's Your Company Worth? 04/24/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 32 | 0
With investors once again looking to buy into the work comp service sector, owners are looking to figure out what their company is worth. Truth is, many work comp services companies are tough to value, in large part due to their “non-contractual customers.” ...Read More

Ferguson: Workers Memorial Day and a Voice for the Workers 04/21/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 499 | 0
April 28 is Workers Memorial Day, a time when workers and their families, labor unions and safety advocates commemorate those who were killed on the job: 4,800 fatalities per year, or an average of 13 workers who lose the...Read More

Langham: PDMP Success and Doctor-Shopping 04/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 238 | 0
Reuters reported in February that we are losing "91 Americans" per day to overdose. Interestingly, "since 1999, deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled,&qu...Read More

Keefe: Holy Smokes! Firefighter Loses WC Claim 04/19/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
In an astounding development to all Illinois workers' compensation observers, a majority of the members of our very, very, very liberal Appellate Court, Workers’ Comp Division, joins with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and lower court to deny a claim by an&n...Read More
Grinberg: Some Body Parts Do Not Preclude Other Body Parts 04/18/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 277 | 0
Today I bring you an unpublished decision from the California Court of Appeal, Iniguez v WCAB/Blue Rose Concrete Contractors. Remember, dear readers, that citing an unpublished case in California results in a public flogging, and then the justices dance around you in a circle chantin...Read More

Young: Front-End Focus 04/17/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Most of the focus of various workers’ comp studies are on the “back end” of workers’ comp. ...Read More

Paduda: Work Comp Disruption and 'the Important vs. the Urgent' 04/14/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 873 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A very long time ago, a professor in a business school class said, “You have to differentiate between things that are important and things that are urgent.” ...Read More

Gavin: Demanding Better Psychotherapy 04/13/2017
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 355 | 0
Psychotherapy is undergoing a veritable revolution. And if you're not paying attention, you could miss opportunities to change attitudes, spend less and save lives.  ...Read More

Keefe: Hacking May Change Workers' Comp Record-Keeping, Billing 04/12/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
If your financial stuff has ever been hacked, consider a challenging new statistic: By 2024, everyone in the U.S. may have had health care and workers’ comp data compromised if online theft keeps accelerating at the current pace. ...Read More

Langham: Nero May Be Fiddling; What Are You Doing? 04/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 293 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Automation is back in the news this week. It is not a new subject for this blog. I find this topic fascinating, and in some respects it reminds me of the idiom of Nero "fiddling while Rome burns." ...Read More
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