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On October 28, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First District, ruled in Francis Stevens v. WCAB (Outspoken Enterprises), 241 Cal. App. 4th 1074 (1st Dist. 2015) that California’s Independent Medical Review (IMR) procedure is constitutional. In its decision, the court concluded that th...Read More
The North Carolina Court of Appeals decided two workers’ compensation cases on Feb. 2. In Falin v. The Roberts Co. Field Services, the court affirmed the full commission’s award of benefits to Fran...Read More
In Oliver v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, issued Dec. 18, claimant worked for an Illinois construction employer for only three days. His supervisor saw him on all three days and noticed nothing unusual about Claimant during the entire time he worked for the company.
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Attorney fees are in the news -- but not in Florida.
Here, we await the next development from the Florida Supreme Court in Castellanos and those other cases upon which the court has invited briefs (the "companion cases").
But in June, the Oregon Go...Read More
It is a cliché in the workers’ comp industry that claims adjusters never want “to buy a psych claim.” Perhaps that’s why they rarely resort to psychologists until the horse is out of the barn and grazing four pastures over. By then it’s a last resort kind of t...Read More
Workers' compensation is under most people's radar. There are industry sources for news in workers' compensation. There are not a great many workers' compensation-focused news sources, but a few like WorkCompCentral.com and WorkersCompensation.com
provide news and feed...Read More
In a case issued Sept. 17, the California 2nd Appellate District declined to open a new avenue to avoid the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation in Melendrez v. Ameron International Corp., not on...Read More
Now that Assembly Bill 1542 (Mathis and Cooley) has passed the California state Senate, 39-0, having already passed the Assembly, 79-0, we have a unique situation wherein the governor is being pressured by the Department of Industrial Relations to veto a bill that has unanimous bipartisan su...Read More