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Gelman: Proposed New Code of Conduct for NJ Judges of Compensation 09/11/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 312 | 0
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development is proposing repeals, amendments and a new rule that would result in the adoption of a new code of conduct for judges of compensation. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: WCAB: No Authority From WCJ to Issue Gag Order 09/06/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 368 | 0
Typically, when a person uses the words “gag” and “workers’ compensation,” it is to describe a certain amount of disapproval with our beloved system of administering benefits (and inflicting costs).  But, in a significantly rarer use of the term, the Wor...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: IC Defense Fails for Deceased Truck Driver Claim 08/24/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reform after reform, legislative session after legislative session, trial after trial, the workers’ compensation community has the same issue come up over and over again: employee versus independent contractor. And, to date, the ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: The Facts Don't Change Because You Try a Case 08/14/2017
By: Jon Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 307 | 0
In my early days in the practice of law, when I was eager to try every case, my dad, a lawyer, used to remind me that, "The facts don't change because you try a case." ...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: What You Need to Know About Full and Final Settlements 08/07/2017
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Historically, workers’ compensation claims in Arizona have been subject to a number of limitations. If additional medical treatment was needed, a claimant could reopen a claim at any time, despite the finality and resolution of the claim.  ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Termination and the Lingering Cloud Over Disabled Workers 08/02/2017
By: Jon Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 420 | 0
Injured workers are in constant fear of losing their jobs as a result of absenteeism caused by injuries incurred at work. ...Read More
 
 

Gavin: Which Arm of the Trial Would You Pick? 07/14/2017
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 538 | 0
For years, critics of opioid guidelines have argued that the absence of evidence on long-term efficacy of opioids wasn't a sufficient reason to declare such use "medically unnecessary." ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Yoga Said to Be as Effective as PT vs. Back Pain 06/29/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 520 | 0
Back in the ol’ law school days, your humble blogger heard the claim that yoga should be barred from public schools on the grounds that it was a form of Hindu worship, and the separation of church and state would mandate a separation of yoga and public school. Whatever the merits of...Read More
 
 

Goldstein: UR/IMR Process Still Good on Its Face 06/23/2017
By: Jean S. Goldstein
State: CA | Segment: Top | 988 | 0 | Popular with Empty
The California Supreme Court has determined that it will not review a case involving an i...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Some Body Parts Do Not Preclude Other Body Parts 04/18/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 600 | 0
Today I bring you an unpublished decision from the California Court of Appeal, Iniguez v WCAB/Blue Rose Concrete Contractors. Remember, dear readers, that citing an unpublished case in California results in a public flogging, and then the justices dance around you in a circle chantin...Read More
 
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