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Klein: The Highest Possible Value 11/15/2017
By: Carolyn Ettelson Klein
State: IL | Segment: Top | 242 | 0
When Illinois courts review firefighter pension claims, they usually pick the highest possible value. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Making Big Opioid Pharma Pay 11/14/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 279 | 0
As discussed in "Big Opioid Pharma = Big Tobacco?" there are attempts from around the country to hold Big Opioid Pharma (BOP) accountable for its part in the #opioid epidemi...Read More
 
 

Gelman: DOL Says Workplace Injuries Continue Downward Trend 11/13/2017
By: Jon. L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 514 | 0
The Department of Labor said Thursday that were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016, which occurred at a rate of 2.9 cases per 100 fu...Read More
 
 

Young: Uncommon Agreement 11/10/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal
How can a worker access medical treatment where the workers’ comp claim is denied? ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Reweighing Evidence and Appellate Review 11/09/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 245 | 0
Courts hear cases and issue decisions. In appellate parlance, the review may come by appeal or by writ, recently featured in Writ Protection as Opposed to Appeal. ...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: Study Provides Concrete Evidence of Over-Inclusion of Opioids in WCMSAs 11/08/2017
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: NA | Segment: Top | 236 | 0
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) released a study documenting opioid use in Workers’ Compensation Medical Set-Asides (WCMSAs).  ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Anna Nicole Smith in Work Comp News 11/07/2017
By: David Langham
State: CA | Segment: Top | 499 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
In 2007, Anna Nicole Smith was found dead in a Florida hotel. She was a high-profile Hollywood figure whose life and death were chronicled in the American tabloid tradition. Her overdose made news, as did virtually every other aspect of her personal life — a tabloid feeding frenzy...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Opioids, MSAs and the Feds 11/06/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 290 | 0
According to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the average California Medicare set-aside includes almost $49,000 for drugs — about half of all future medical expenses. ...Read More
 
 

Young: Las Vegas Shooting's Aftermath 11/03/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 644 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Are California peace officers covered for injuries incurred while responding to crimes or assisting victims while they are off duty and out of state? ...Read More
 
 

Berger: Work Comp Dental Injuries: Pre-Existing vs. Job-Related 11/02/2017
Source: Jacob Berger
State: NA | Segment: Top | 235 | 0
A causality dilemma can be summed up as, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” In dental workers' compensation terms, which came first, the injury or the bad teeth? ...Read More
 
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