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Fifty States, Fifty Different Laws: A Peter Rousmaniere Analysis 02/04/2016
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 571 | 0 | Popular with Legal
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Consumer Price Index calculator, what you bought for $100 in 1973 would today cost $533.82. Despite this, during that same period wage growth for the median hourly worker ...Read More
February 2016 Case Law Update 02/03/2016
By: Michael W. Sullivan
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATION In King v. Comppartners, Inc. (2016) E063527, the 4th District Court of Appeal held that an injured worker could assert a civil tort claim against a utilization review (UR) doctor for failing to warn him about the potential consequences associated with the abr...Read More

Finishing Home Health Care Regs 12/23/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 370 | 0
As we approach the year’s end, I’ll soon be publishing my annual list of the Top 10 Developments in California workers’ comp. ...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 11/20/2015
State: FL | Segment: Top | 530 | 0 | Popular with Legal
NEW! Hawkins v. Publix Super Markets, 1D14-5420, (11/12/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal reversed a judge's order suspending a worker's temporary partial disability benefits, saying the judge hadn't made sufficient findings to support the conclusion that the...Read More
Fee Schedule Puts Strong Limits on When Records May Be Ordered 11/03/2015
By: Stephen Schneider
State: NA | Segment: Top | 365 | 0
The rules about when and how to order records from a copy service as a medical-legal expense changed dramatically on July 1, 2015, through enactment of the copy service fee schedule regulations. Applicant attorneys who ignore these changes and continue to order records from copy services ...Read More
Federalization of Workers' Comp? 11/02/2015
By: Julius Young
State: NA | Segment: Top | 520 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Could federal oversight of state workers’ comp systems be on the horizon? Although politically unlikely, some Congressional Democrats are proposing that. In an Oct. 20 letter to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, 10 U.S. senators and representatives call for Perez to “strength...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 10/29/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 714 | 0 | Popular with Vendor
NEW! Redaei v. Pharmerica, Specialty Risk Services and Redaei, 1D15-1582, (10/22/2015): A judge of compensation claims abused her discretion by reducing the amount of a claimant attorney's request for fees and costs after the insurer's attorney filed a response to the request mo...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 10/13/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 339 | 0
NEW! Babahmetovic v. Scan Design Florida/Zenith Insurance Co., 1D14-2986, (10/08/2015): An injured worker had a right to change his authorized treating physician even though his employer had denied his claim based on a preexisting condition, the Florida 1st District Court of Appeals ruled, revers...Read More
Florida Case Law Update 09/22/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: Top | 711 | 0
NEW! Gutierrez v. The Port Royal Club, 1D15-0002, (09/09/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a judge's order compelling an injured worker to attend a psychological evaluation since the parties had not asked the judge for such a ruling. NEW! Moradiellos v. Comm...Read More
Formularies to the Right of Them, Formularies to the Left of Them 09/11/2015
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 864 | 0
Formularies in front of them. Volleyed and thundered. Everyone wants a formulary these days. Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina are the latest to make at least public mention of exploring a drug formulary for their respective states' workers' com...Read More
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