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Keefe: More Goofy Legislation in Workers' Comp 05/10/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 303 | 0
Last month, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that would again supposedly set up a tiny government insurer for the residual market. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Should You Stay in Touch With an Injured Worker? 04/24/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 248 | 0
We were asked this question by a valued reader and wanted to expand our thoughts and recommendations. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Understanding Medical Privacy Rights in Comp Claims 04/16/2018
Source: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 399 | 0
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act, became U.S. law way back in 1996. In my view, that was a game-changer for all workers' compensation claims handlers and risk managers. ...Read More
 
 

Kass: Suing Premium Schemers Earns Paycheck 04/04/2018
By: Dennis B. Kass
State: NA | Segment: Top | 334 | 2
A workers' compensation insurer’s audit reveals that the 10-person clerical business the insurer thought it covered actually is a 100-person window-washing firm, specializing in high-rise buildings. That can be dangerous work, high up on the scaffolding. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: IME Background Letters in U.S. Work Comp Claims 04/03/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 148 | 0
I have been in workers' compensation defense litigation almost four decades. One unusual trend that has developed in the last five years or so is the concept of IME providers that set up independent medical exams and take away such concerns from adjusters, nurse case managers and WC...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Can Employer/Claims Handler Put Claimant Back to Light Work at Charity? 03/22/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 318 | 0
I am asked this question all the time. We had a reader send us a brilliant article by an excellent Illinois defense attorney, Jessica Bell, that was publ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Birth Defect Claims Not Blocked by WC Exclusive Remedy 03/14/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 276 | 0
We consider this article required reading for the insurance/claims industry. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Court Clarifies Post-Decision Interest 03/01/2018
Source: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 192 | 0
I admit to being mildly surprised by this important ruling and I think our Illinois workers' compensation textbook might need updating. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: 7th Circuit Botches Traveling Employee Concept 02/13/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 485 | 0
A plaintiff worked for Etihad Airways, a publicly owned airline owned and operated by the government of the United Arab Emirates. ...Read More
 
 

Kamin: The Jack of All Trades 01/30/2018
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 554 | 0
What do a landscaper, licensed vocational nurse and a grocery store clerk all have in common? All three are at elevated risks for slips and falls, no matter how diligent or careful they are. There are many unique parallels.  ...Read More
 
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