It’s no secret to lawmakers, business owners and workers that Florida’s workers’ compensation system is in need of reform. With the recent unnecessary rate hike in premiums, the state’s economy will suffer, along with the looming potential for job loss.
Recent cove...Read More
In the world of workers’ compensation, medical reporting is the staple upon which cases are lost or won. Other factors may affect the outcome (applicant’s and witnesses’ credibility and ability to testify well), but this article focuses on the medical reporting used in trial and...Read More
Yep, it’s your fault that the popular press smacks you around, citing a few examples of alleged insurer screwups as proof that you’re all a bunch of cold-hearted, nasty, lazy incompetents motivated only by profit.
A just released report says that surveyed injured workers are mostly satisfied with their medical care. When you look closely at the report, you find some disturbing problems which throw into question the summary conclusion.
The authors can be thanked for attempting the hard task o...Read More
In July, I ran across Empara v. New Rochelle School District. A New York case that makes for an interesting reminder of finality and appellate jurisdiction. In Empara, an injured worker’s claim for...Read More
NEW! Bayer v. Panduit Corp., 2015 IL App (st) 132252, (10/19/2015): An employer is not required to pay attorney fees on future medical benefits that were suspended because of the claimant's success in a third-party lawsuit against a premises owner, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled in a...Read More
NEW! S&C Electric Co. v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 1-14-1057WC, (10/02/2015): The Illinois Appellate Court upheld an award of total disability benefits to a factory worker for a back injury, finding no error in the Workers' Compensation Commission's resolutio...Read More