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Gov. Brown Should Sign the Neuropsych Bill 09/29/2015
By: Devon J. Mathis
State: NA | Segment: Top | 249 | 0
If you suffered a traumatic head or spinal cord injury at work, you would need to be evaluated by a neuropsychologist, not a psychologist. But as of Sept. 1, the chance of getting that evaluation became almost impossible in California. That’s because the state Division of Workers&...Read More
 
 
Guys and Dahl 08/26/2015
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oral argument was held earlier this week in San Francisco at the California 1st District Court of Appeal, Division 2, in what is commonly known as the Dahl case, also known as Contra Costa County v. WCAB (Doreen Dahl), A141046. Dahl is an appeal by Contra Costa County from a Workers' ...Read More
 
 
Getting an Opinion 06/05/2015
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0
The $120 million “Return to Work” fund (to compensate workers whose permanent disability payments were disproportionately low in relation to their wage losses) was enacted in 2012 but not designed and instituted by the California Division of Workers' Compensation until 2015. ...Read More
 
 
Getting Executives off the Dime 09/09/2014
State: NA | Segment: Top | 194 | 0
Similar employers, and also similar operating units in large employers, have huge variations in work injury experience. Were insurers to report on these variances, showing in detail where an insured employer stood, many employers would likely hasten to improve their practices. Cost information wh...Read More
 
 
Guzman Ratings Not just for Complex and Extraordinary Cases 01/07/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 454 | 0
Hello, dear readers!Welcome to the first full week of 2014. Vacationers are returning to clog up our commute, our coworkers are filling the cubicles next to ours, and, in the most merciful of small mercies, all the kids are returning to school.So, what better way to start off...Read More
 
 
Gotcha!: UR, IMR and LC 4062.2 Traps 12/04/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 779 | 0
From the perspective of a claims examiner handling Workers' Compensation cases for a major carrier in the 1970s, the business of handling claims then seemed a much simpler and easier undertaking than it is today. Back then, if at any time we thought treatment was getting out of hand or we did no...Read More
 
 
Guaranty Fund's Indemnity Payments Not Limited By Statutory Cap 11/08/2013
By: Kirk Jenkins
State: IL | Segment: | 577 | 0
In Illinois (as in every other state), when an insurance company becomes insolvent and an order of liquidation is entered, the Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund steps in and pays claims that the insolvent carrier could not pay. The Fund’s liability is capped at $300,000, but that cap isn&r...Read More
 
 
Grumbling at the WCIRB 09/12/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 323 | 0
This was a week when we heard some grumbling and rumbling at the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.Comp was reformed in 2013. Rates should stay flat or go down, right?Well.....It may not actually work that way.We'll know more soon, ...Read More
 
 
Got Liens? Managing the Lien Crisis after SB 863 08/15/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 285 | 0
With all of the lien claimants crawling out of the woodwork and the sheer number of lien conferences being set, it helps to be prepared! Senate Bill 863 imposed a lien-filing fee and statute of limitations, which was intended to significantly reduce the number of liens filed. However, in anticipatio...Read More
 
 
Got Liens? Managing the Lien Crisis after SB 863 07/01/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 318 | 0 | Popular with Legal
With all of the lien claimants crawling out of the woodwork and the sheer number of lien conferences being set, it helps to be prepared! SB 863 imposed a lien-filing fee and statute of limitations, which was intended to significantly reduce the number of liens filed. However, in anticipa...Read More
 
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