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Young: 2017 California Workers' Comp Top 10 List 01/02/2018
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 721 | 0 | Popular with Legal
What were the top developments in California workers’ comp during 2017? ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Workers' Comp is Shrinking 12/29/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 444 | 0
In 2020, there will be 10% fewer claims than there are today. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Attorney Fee Distribution Remains Similar 12/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 233 | 0
Attorney fees are a consistent interest in the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims Annual Reports. Much of the focus seems to be on the attorney fees approved in a given fiscal year, reported recently in ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: WC Commission Holds the Line on Medical Fees 12/27/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 417 | 0
Last week, I was mildly surprised to see Crain’s Chicago Business report a planned change to the state Medical Fee Schedule. The idea was to vote on a ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: What's Happening With Investments in Work Comp Services? 12/26/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 210 | 0
The investment community’s interest in workers’ comp remains high. Not as high as it was a few years back when deals came almost every month, but high nonetheless. What’s different is the size of the investments we’re seeing, which isn’t a surprise. ...Read More
 
 

Young: The Fraud Audit 12/22/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 574 | 0
The California State Auditor recently released a December 2017 audit report on fraud in the California workers’ comp system. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Attorneys Fees in Florida Increased 12/21/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 260 | 0
The Office of Judges of Compensation Claims is required by law to approve all attorneys' fees paid by, or on behalf of, an injured worker. There is no such specific requirement for the approval of fees paid by employer/carriers for their defense counsel representation. ...Read More
 
 

Richards: Avoiding Overpayment in a Workers' Compensation Case 12/20/2017
By: Ted Richards
State: CA | Segment: Top | 484 | 0
In California, a workers' compensation case often resembles a rusty radiator. Unnecessary leakage cost and benefit can arise from myriad pitfalls created by the complexity of the California system and the uneven playing field it often causes. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Understanding Workers' Comp Exclusivity 12/19/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 397 | 0
All sides in a workers’ comp claim have to have a sense of the rights and responsibilities of the parties to an injured or ill workers’ claim. One confusing aspect of the workers’ comp system is that the employee can sometimes “choose” to make it a workers’ com...Read More
 
 

Johnson: SIF Premium Assessment Increase 12/18/2017
By: Arthur L. Johnson
State: CA | Segment: Top | 394 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In my opinion, there are three reasons for the increases in California's Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund costs: SB 899 and the Escobedo case. SB 899 and the ...Read More
 
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