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It's Time to Reform Workers' Comp 01/23/2017
By: Richard Chait
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1599 | 0
It’s no secret to lawmakers, business owners and workers that Florida’s workers’ compensation system is in need of reform. With the recent unnecessary rate hike in premiums, the state’s economy will suffer, along with the looming potential for job loss. Recent cove...Read More

Ibuado: Weight Given to Medical Reports at Trial 11/29/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1962 | 0
In the world of workers’ compensation, medical reporting is the staple upon which cases are lost or won. Other factors may affect the outcome (applicant’s and witnesses’ credibility and ability to testify well), but this article focuses on the medical reporting used in trial and...Read More
If not, What's the Point? 10/12/2016
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 677 | 0
California leaped to the forefront on physician drug monitoring program recently. ...Read More
It's the Workers' Comp Industry's Fault 06/30/2016
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 741 | 0
Yep, it’s your fault that the popular press smacks you around, citing a few examples of alleged insurer screwups as proof that you’re all a bunch of cold-hearted, nasty, lazy incompetents motivated only by profit. ...Read More

Is the Opioid Problem Getting Worse or Better? 02/29/2016
Source: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1025 | 0
Federal agencies say that dangerous misuse of opioids is getting worse. Informed workers’ comp professionals tell me that the situation is probably improving. ...Read More
Is This Report on Worker Satisfaction Credible? 02/16/2016
By: Peter Rousmaniere (Featured Columnist)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1076 | 0
A just released report says that surveyed injured workers are mostly satisfied with their medical care. When you look closely at the report, you find some disturbing problems which throw into question the summary conclusion.   The authors can be thanked for attempting the hard task o...Read More
Independent Medical Review an Anonymous Blanket of Trust 02/09/2016
By: Keith More
State: NA | Segment: Top | 448 | 0
WorkCompCentral’s Sherri Okamoto did a great job reviewing the arguments and issues in the current independent medical review debate now before the California 1st District Co...Read More
Its a Non-Final Order; that Matters in Workers' Compensation 12/04/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 4038 | 0
In July, I ran across Empara v. New Rochelle School District. A New York case that makes for an interesting reminder of finality and appellate jurisdiction. In Empara, an injured worker’s claim for...Read More
Illinois Case Law Update 10/22/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 634 | 0
NEW! Bayer v. Panduit Corp., 2015 IL App (st) 132252, (10/19/2015): An employer is not required to pay attorney fees on future medical benefits that were suspended because of the claimant's success in a third-party lawsuit against a premises owner, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled in a...Read More
Illinois Case Law Update 10/08/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 496 | 0
NEW! S&C Electric Co. v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, 1-14-1057WC, (10/02/2015): The Illinois Appellate Court upheld an award of total disability benefits to a factory worker for a back injury, finding no error in the Workers' Compensation Commission's resolutio...Read More
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