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Paduda: Failure Is Good 10/17/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 213 | 0
Had a great conversation with an old friend. He runs a mid-sized work comp insurer and is one of the most forward-looking executives in this industry. ...Read More
 
 

Mahjoubi: The Evolution of Liens 10/16/2017
By: David F. Mahjoubi
State: CA | Segment: Top | 833 | 1
When I started working in workers’ compensation I was a hearing representative traveling throughout the state to every board as a lien claimant. There were far fewer liens in Northern California. It was not uncommon to see just one or two liens associated with a claim. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: A Case for National Standards in State Workers' Compensation 10/13/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1203 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Would you be surprised to know that the definition of “employee” and “contractor” varies from one state to another? Would you be shocked if I told you that more state workers’ compensation agencies operate without a full-time or part-time medical director o...Read More
 
 

Young: Brown Signs Anti-Retaliation Bill 10/12/2017
By: Juilus Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 534 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 306, an anti-retaliation bill supported by many labor advocates. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Effort to Slash Attorneys' Fees in Settlement Smoothly Rebuffed 10/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 320 | 0
This claim involved three of Illinois’ more prominent and successful claimant firms that Keefe, Campbell, Biery and Associates respects as solid advocates for the injured workers they diligently represent. ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Claims, They Are A-Shifting 10/10/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 442 | 0
There appears to be a trend among many work comp insurers to shift more and more claims-handling responsibilities to third party administrators (TPAs). ...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Watch Out for 'Innovation' 10/09/2017
Source: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In any very mature industry — and workers’ comp is certainly that — certain truths are immutable. Scale, margin compression, consolidation are all inevitable — or at least two out of three are. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Proving Reasonable Fees in Florida 10/06/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 611 | 0
An interesting, but brief, decision came from the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal in July. The court addressed attorney fees in Clancy Co. v. Smith. This is not a workers' co...Read More
 
 

Keefe: When Riding a Zombie Dragon, Try Not to Get Eaten 10/05/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 340 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As part of making a permanent impairment or workers' compensation claim, some claimants and their attorneys encourage high medical bills to make “special damages” respectively high for settlements. I feel that strategy, like the zombie dragon from "Game of Thrones,&...Read More
 
 

Ruiz: Close That File: A New-Fangled Thomas Finding to the Rescue 10/04/2017
Source: Manuel A. Ruiz
State: CA | Segment: Top | 491 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As time passes, we are handling fewer and fewer pre-Jan. 1, 2013, injuries. As such, we are going to be encountering more instances where settling a voucher becomes an issue. ...Read More
 
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