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Grinberg: Medical Exam Sufficient to Proceed to Trial 02/14/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 218 | 0
Awhile back, I asked questions (as I often do) about Labor Code section 4061(i): How does this work? Section 4061(i) provides, after all, that “no issue relating to a dispute over the existence or extent of permanent impairment and limitations resulting from the injur...Read More
 
 
Grinberg: COA: Keeping Identity of IMR Reviewers Secret Is Constitutional 02/06/2018
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 206 | 0
Are you ready for a post on independent medical review? This is a good one, because the Court of Appeal has, once again, upheld the IMR process as constitutional. Not only that, the case of ...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Governor Signs Executive Order Mandating Review of Medical Marijuana Policy 02/02/2018
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 275 | 0
Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order on Jan. 25 directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s medical marijuana program. The goal of the re...Read More
 
 

Gelman: Unpaid Volunteer Firefighter not Entitled to Temporary Benefits 12/15/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 523 | 0
The New Jersey Appellate Division held, in an unreported opinion, that an unpaid and unemployed volunteered firefighter was not entitled to temporary workers’ compensat...Read More
 
 

Gorman: Non-IBR Medical-Legal Disputes Increasing Litigation 12/14/2017
By: Patrick C. Gorman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 499 | 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 | 560 | 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 | 532 | 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Here's an interesting, if unpublished, decision. Remember, folks: If you cite an unpublished decision in California you will be thrown in a gulag and will get no potatoes this winter.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 | 502 | 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 | 703 | 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 | 357 | 0
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) released a study documenting opioid use in Workers’ Compensation Medical Set-Asides (WCMSAs).  ...Read More
 
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