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Farwell: 'I Don't Need No Stinkin' Expert!' (Yes, You Do) 11/01/2017
Source: S. Scott Farwell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 243 | 0
Following North Carolina’s July 2017 legislative change to the state Workers’ Compensation Act, one might have put aside concerns over Wilkes v City of Greenville, N.C. 799 S.E...Read More
 
 
Flewelling: Airline Deregulation Act Pre-empts Air Ambulance Fee Schedule 10/26/2017
By: Harvey Flewelling
State: WY | Segment: Top | 506 | 0
In the recent case of EagleMed LLC v. Cox, 868 F.3d 893 (10th Cir. 2017), the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a U.S. District Court decision that a Wyoming statute and associated regulations setting forth a fee schedule for air-ambulance services in workers’ compensation cl...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: NASI Reports Workers' Comp as Percentage of Payroll 10/19/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 331 | 0
The National Academy of Social Insurance recently issued its 20th annual Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs report. The study provides estimates of workers&rs...Read More
 
 

Fink: Getting Fraud Out of the Workers' Compensation System 09/25/2017
By: Tony Fink
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1078 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The activity by fraudulent medical providers in California’s workers’ compensation system has been well documented, and the impact can be seen by the inflated costs for medical treatment and abundance of liens clogging the system. ...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: One of America's Most Dangerous Jobs 09/14/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1062 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Kicked, pummeled, taken hostage, stabbed and sexually assaulted. Would you want a job that included these risks? ...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: High Hazards, Gruesome Deaths: Farmworker Safety Programs Facing Cuts 07/24/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 876 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Farm work is dangerous work. Injuries and fatalities are gruesome: amputations, death by being caught in machinery or rolled over by tractors; drownings in manure pits; suffocation in grain bins. ...Read More
 
 

Fruin: Death of the Second Injury Fund? 06/19/2017
Source: Shawna Fruin
State: WA | Segment: Top | 539 | 0
Historically, a pension with Washington's Second Injury Fund relief was a desirable outcome for both Washington injured workers and employers, allowing workers to obtain the pension that they desired, but reducing employer liability to only permanent partial disability — assuming t...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: Workers Memorial Day and a Voice for the Workers 04/21/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1061 | 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
 
 

Feinberg: Getting to Yes with UR and IMR 02/07/2017
By: Steven Feinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1434 | 0 | Popular with Legal
This document is meant to help physicians and others better serve injured workers. Understanding how to write requests for treatment that meet evidence-based medicine (EBM) guidelines will more often result in approved authorization for medical care through utilization review (UR) and independent...Read More
 
 

Ferguson: OSHA Under President Trump: Early Signs 01/26/2017
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1595 | 0 | Popular with Legal
We’re still awaiting an appointment to the Department of Labor under the Trump administration, so we don’t expect an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) director to be named until after that. ...Read More
 
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