You can’t escape it. The message is everywhere. An enormous shift in claims management ideology is upon us. An advocacy-based approach to managing injured workers is taking hold.
Why? Because it works. What is different about this approach? Rather than focusing solely on costs ...Read More
We have seen multitudes of cases in which temporary total disability is being paid even after termination for cause based upon the holding that indicated generally that the Appellate Court would not consider the actual details of the cause.
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The past decade has seen an explosion in online access and improvements in technology. These changes have naturally resulted in changes in medicine. Smartphone applications and videoconferencing are methods by which business, and now medicine, is conducted.
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So the California Insurance Guarantee Association has joined you to a case (or filed a petition for reimbursement and/or change of administrator). CIGA is demanding reimbursement and insisting that your client take over the case, including administering benefits, discovery and medical treatm...Read More
For the past decade or more, the dominant storyline in workers’ compensation has been the states reducing benefits, limiting the very definition of a compensable injury, and shifting much of the cost of workplace injuries to workers and the federal and state governments.
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I already know what you're thinking. "Again, with the opioids? Hasn't everybody and his brother in workers' comp already talked about this issue ad nauseum? Aren't we seeing reports suggesting the problem is getting better? Aren't we doing everything we possibly can to ad...Read More
There has been a great deal of discussion regarding how things could be different in workers' compensation in the United States. One of the issues in recent years has involved the interplay between the state workers' compensation programs and the federal government.
Certainly, wor...Read More