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​The Constitutionality of IMR 02/18/2016
By: Ted E. Richards
State: CA | Segment: Top | 820 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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
 
 
A Reminder to Think Carefully When Deciding Which Claims to Appeal 02/10/2016
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 188 | 0
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
 
 
Another Appellate Court Activist Stunner 12/29/2015
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 176 | 0
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. Seve...Read More
 
 
Attorney Fee Reform 12/28/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 345 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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
 
 

All Illinois Police Officers May Now Be Telecommuters 12/16/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 260 | 0
We can’t respectfully disagree more, but the Illinois Workers' Compensation Appellate Court are the sworn judiciary, and you have to t...Read More
 
 

A Disconnect: IHSS and the Comp System 12/10/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 392 | 0
Julius Young Will Califor...Read More
 
 
Are We Only Paying Lip Service To Psychosocial Issues? 11/17/2015
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 158 | 0
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
 
 
Agreements Matter 11/05/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 183 | 0
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
 
 
Appellate Court Upholds Exclusive Remedy Bar for Asbestos Exposure 09/25/2015
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
State: NA | Segment: Top | 305 | 0
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
 
 
AB 1542 Drama in the Capitol 09/03/2015
By: Dr. Robert Weinmann
State: NA | Segment: Top | 168 | 0
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
 
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