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Gorman: Non-IBR Medical-Legal Disputes Increasing Litigation 12/14/2017
By: Patrick C. Gorman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 128 | 0
You receive an odd-looking petition, titled “Petition for Determination of Non-IBR Medical Legal Dispute,” from the friendly neighborhood workers’ compensation chiropractor, on a case you settled in 2014. ...Read More
 
 

Gold: Reducing WC Admin Costs, TCOR and One-Day Settlements 11/29/2017
By: Paul Gold
State: NA | Segment: Top | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal
We have a problem in the workers' compensation industry. It’s an expensive, inefficient and time-consuming problem. This problem involves an archaic process that nobody likes, but to which everyone continues to subscribe. ...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Knowledge of WC Rights Precludes Need for Claim Form 11/27/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Here's an interesting, if unpublished, decision. Remember, folks: If you cite an unpublished decision in California you will be thrown in a gulag and will get no potatoes this winter. The matter is that of Bolanos v. WCAB and Jimenez. Bolanos was a buildi...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: Fraud Conviction Does Not Bar WC Benefits 11/16/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 349 | 0
You know, there is this wonderful movie that is not very well known. It’s called "Johnny Dangerously," and therein lies a wonderful quote by the titular character: “Remember, kid, crime doesn’t pay … well, [as Dangerously climbs into his ill-gotten limousin...Read More
 
 

Gelman: DOL Says Workplace Injuries Continue Downward Trend 11/13/2017
By: Jon. L. Gelman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 511 | 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
 
 

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
 
 
Grinberg: DWC (Maybe) Gives Lien Claimants Extra Time to File Declarations 10/24/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
So, awhile back, your humble blogger offered the thought that the Division of Workers' Compensation's intent to dismiss the liens of claimants who had not properly filed their “Supplemental Lien Form and 4903.05(c) Declarations” by the statutory deadline ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Proposed New Code of Conduct for NJ Judges of Compensation 09/11/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 474 | 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 | 502 | 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 | 572 | 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
 
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