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Economic Insecurity and Chronic Pain 04/06/2016
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0
Earlier this year, the estimable industry consultant Peter Rousmaniere published a report entitled The Uncompensated Worker: Financial Impact of Work Comp on Households.&nbs...Read More
 
 
Even Uninsured Employers Need Love 06/09/2015
By: Zachary Sacks
State: NA | Segment: Top | 317 | 0
When you look to categorize employers in workers’ compensation, most fall into one of two categories: insured and self-insured. They are the “good” employers since they took the steps to take care of their injured workers. Yet there is another category consisting of the ...Read More
 
 
Enforcing IMR Records Requirements 12/12/2014
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 470 | 0
It appears that the California Division of Workers' Compensation is prepared to get tougher about enforcing independent medical-review regulations. In a Nov. 25 newsline, the DWC announced that as of December it will begin to mete out penalties where claims administrators fail to send...Read More
 
 
Eliciting Effective Testimony 07/11/2014
State: FL | Segment: | 262 | 0
In June I attended an educational program and the conversation somehow turned to effective advocacy. It is worthnoting that many attorneys think they are effective. Some think they are Perry Mason (for those of you too young to recall this TV lawyer, he managed to elicit amazing confessions on...Read More
 
 
En Banc WCAB Opinion on Total Permanent Disability Due Date 05/27/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 401 | 0
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has issued an en banc opinion (consisting of five commissioners, given the two vacancies remaining on the Board) in the case of Warren Brower v. David Jones Construction.The basic facts are simple enough: applicant sustained an injury in Dece...Read More
 
 
Employment Contract Modification Gave Jurisdiction 05/09/2014
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: | 275 | 0
Vincent Burley, a truck driver and Georgia resident, began working for U.S. Foods in 2000, when he entered into an employment contract in South Carolina. This contract included language that allowed U.S. Foods to modify the terms. In 2002, U.S. Foods reorganized and offered Burley either a severance...Read More
 
 
E-Filing Landmarks 03/24/2014
State: FL | Segment: | 203 | 0
Billy Preston immortalized the lyric, Nothin' From Nothin' Leaves Nothin', back in 1974. In the spirit of the U.S. Postal Service and their never-ending quest to price the postage stamp out of existence, I thought we might double the charge for e-filing this year. That lyric would be Not...Read More
 
 
Employment Law Muddle 06/24/2013
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal
We saw two very different outcomes in two very similar actions across our state in the past couple of weeks. The legal battlefield and potential costs have to make Illinois risk, safety and human resources folks bewildered. In Holland v. Schwan’s Home Service, No. 5-11-0560, i...Read More
 
 
Efficient and Effective Drug Dispensing to Injured Workers 01/24/2013
By: Dr. Rafael Miguel
State: FL | Segment: | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Editor's note: This column is published in rebuttal to Joe Paduda's column, "The Fla. Medical Assn.'s New Tagline: Profits Before Patients," which ran in WorkComp...Read More
 
 
Essentials of a High Quality Psychological or Psychiatric Report 01/16/2013
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: CA | Segment: | 301 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For some time now I have been writing newsletters about flaws that can be found in psychological and psychiatric reports that have been written in the context of workers’ compensation and personal injury litigations. Now I think it’s about time to write something about what should be in ...Read More
 
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