I was happy to see that the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday had the good sense to reject an employer's argument that an undocumented immigrant worker was not entitled to indemnity benefits. To have done otherwise would not only compromise the social safety net that has been established with w...Read More
By Michael RabinowitzBanker Lopez GasslerIn a sparsely written, four-page order (the listing of the attorneys involved in the case seems longer than the actual opinion), the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal affirmed the judge of compensation claim's opinion, thereby rejecti...Read More
By Matthew Ignoffo Keefe Campbell & AssociatesWe recently noted a number of our readers sent us an article from the blog of a competing Illinois defense firm where utilization review was followed by the Arbitrator and affirmed by the Commission. In this ruling, the Commission c...Read More
By Joe PadudaThe two overarching issues in work comp bill review are state reporting and the non-connect between utilization review/medical management and bill review.Bill ReviewWorkers' comp payers spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on med...Read More
SCAFFOLD LAW APPLIES TO INJURY SUSTAINED WHILE WORKER WAS LOWERING
PIPE FROM SIDEWALK INTO TRENCH
Kaferstein v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., NYLJ 9/28/05 (Supreme Court,
New York County (LEHNER, j)
The basic legal issue presented in this Labor Law section 240(1) was whether
Though written about California, the editors felt this opinion was applicable to all states given the trend of reforming workers' compensation laws around the country.By Suzanne GuyanAs we continue applying the recent system reforms to new and pending claims, our injured workers are ...Read More
If you have witnessed the terrible destruction of New Orleans, the wrath of Katrina across Mississippi, and the desperation of our fellow Americans in the South, then you know that your help is needed.
I want you, as a caring professional blessed enough to not be subjected to the most si...Read More
LC section 4663 & WCAB EN-Banc Decision Escobedo vs. Marshall's & CNA Insurance
Apportionment caused by other factors may include not only disability that could have been apportioned to prior industrial injuries, but may also include apportionment to pathology, asymptomatic ...Read More
This article is the last in a series on Early Return to Work (RTW) and Stay-At-Work (SAW) programs. It will discuss how internet-based technology can make these programs easier to administer and more effective. The case management software of AtWork Resources, Inc. (AWR) is discussed.
THE L...Read More