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Workers' Compensation News


Richards: Avoiding Overpayment in a Workers' Compensation Case 12/20/2017
By: Ted Richards
State: CA | Segment: Top | 993 | 0
In California, a workers' compensation case often resembles a rusty radiator. Unnecessary leakage cost and benefit can arise from myriad pitfalls created by the complexity of the California system and the uneven playing field it often causes. ...Read More

Ruiz: Close That File: A New-Fangled Thomas Finding to the Rescue 10/04/2017
Source: Manuel A. Ruiz
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1010 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As time passes, we are handling fewer and fewer pre-Jan. 1, 2013, injuries. As such, we are going to be encountering more instances where settling a voucher becomes an issue. ...Read More

Rousmaniere: How the Feds Want to Change Workers' Comp 10/06/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1448 | 0
The Department of Labor issued a stinging report on Wednesday that, in effect, calls for a new federal commission to review how the state-based workers’ compensation system fails. The department throws down the gauntlet, challenging defenders of the current system to show how state ove...Read More

Richard: Will SB 897 Create a Public Safety Risk? 08/26/2016
By: Thomas A. Richard
State: NA | Segment: Top | 645 | 0
SB 897, by Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, is a bill working its way through the Legislature, and many observers expect it to make its way to the governor’s desk by Wednesda...Read More

Remembering David DePaolo 07/21/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2260 | 0
Editors' note: WorkCompCentral is reprinting submitted postings about the passing of David DePaolo, as well as those from other sources. ...Read More

Rousmaniere: How Opt Out Fizzled 06/01/2016
By: Peter Rousmaniere
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1090 | 0
The workers’ compensation industry has acquired an appetite for public self-criticism. It searches for ways to renew or replace old practices. For many and often contradictory reasons, trust in the system has eroded badly.  ...Read More
Receipt of Unemployment Benefits May Prevent Employee from Being Deemed PTD 12/18/2015
By: Joshua G. Holden
State: NA | Segment: Top | 513 | 0
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals further addressed judicial estoppel as it relates to an employee receiving unemployment benefits and being deemed permanently and totally disabled. CVS/Caremark Corp. v. Washington, 121 So. 3d 391 (Ala. Civ. App. 2013). ...Read More
Read the Order 12/17/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 325 | 0
I ran across a situation some months back. It was described to me as a "series of unfortunate mistakes"; at the end of the day, however, there was really just one cause for the situation. Unfortunately, it is a cause we see over and over. Fortunately, it is really easy to prevent. So, i...Read More
Richard Victor's Achievement 12/07/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1139 | 0
Richard Victor retires this month as president and chief executive officer of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, bringing to a close 32 years of honest and clear leadership on how to think about work injuries.   ...Read More
Response to DePaolo 11/09/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 583 | 0
My colleague David DePaolo titled one of his recent blog entries, “Stop Return to Work.” To him, return-to-work programs are overhyped. The worker’s motivation is decisive. Maybe she’s fed up with the job, the employer or coworkers. DePaolo cautions, stick t...Read More
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