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An Interesting Analysis of Compensability 04/12/2016
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 629 | 0
In the 1985 board game-inspired movie "Clue," we are treated to a summation of the crimes by Wadsworth (Tim Curry, who may or may not have been the butler). The movie is known for its four alternative endings, each as plausible, and ridiculous, as the last. In one, Wadsworth notes "...Read More

A Drug Formulary Dialogue 02/19/2016
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1469 | 0
I had the privilege of testifying for the Nebraska Business & Labor Committee on Feb. 8 on Legislative Bill 1005, which would require the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court to adopt an evidence-based drug formulary. ...Read More
​The Constitutionality of IMR 02/18/2016
By: Ted E. Richards
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1410 | 0 | Popular with Legal
On October 28, 2015, the California Court of Appeal, First District, ruled in Francis Stevens v. WCAB (Outspoken Enterprises), 241 Cal. App. 4th 1074 (1st Dist. 2015) that California’s Independent Medical Review (IMR) procedure is constitutional. In its decision, the court concluded that th...Read More
A Reminder to Think Carefully When Deciding Which Claims to Appeal 02/10/2016
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 446 | 0
The North Carolina Court of Appeals decided two workers’ compensation cases on Feb. 2.  In Falin v. The Roberts Co. Field Services, the court affirmed the full commission’s award of benefits to Fran...Read More
Another Appellate Court Activist Stunner 12/29/2015
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 556 | 0
In Oliver v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, issued Dec. 18, claimant worked for an Illinois construction employer for only three days. His supervisor saw him on all three days and noticed nothing unusual about Claimant during the entire time he worked for the company. Seve...Read More
Attorney Fee Reform 12/28/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 528 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorney fees are in the news -- but not in Florida.  Here, we await the next development from the Florida Supreme Court in Castellanos and those other cases upon which the court has invited briefs (the "companion cases").  But  in June, the Oregon Go...Read More

All Illinois Police Officers May Now Be Telecommuters 12/16/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 664 | 0
We can’t respectfully disagree more, but the Illinois Workers' Compensation Appellate Court are the sworn judiciary, and you have to t...Read More

A Disconnect: IHSS and the Comp System 12/10/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 691 | 0
Julius Young Will Califor...Read More
Are We Only Paying Lip Service To Psychosocial Issues? 11/17/2015
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0
It is a cliché in the workers’ comp industry that claims adjusters never want “to buy a psych claim.” Perhaps that’s why they rarely resort to psychologists until the horse is out of the barn and grazing four pastures over. By then it’s a last resort kind of t...Read More
Agreements Matter 11/05/2015
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0
Workers' compensation is under most people's radar. There are industry sources for news in workers' compensation. There are not a great many workers' compensation-focused news sources, but  a few like WorkCompCentral.com and WorkersCompensation.com provide news and feed...Read More
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