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Kamin: Legislative Update 08/20/2018
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 486 | 0
Legislation targeting apportionment to nonindustrial genetic factors, janitorial services, peace officers and breast cancer claims are headlining Gov. Jerry Brown’s last legislative session as he prepares to leave office. ...Read More

Keefe: Policy Institute Chronicles WC Corruption in Municipalities 08/22/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 218 | 0
We just saw a great article from Victor Caruso of the Illinois Policy Institute outlining the group's research on failed workers' compensation defense in at least one Illinois municipality. ...Read More

Kline: If Human Resources Is for Humans, Litigation Is for Lawyers 08/08/2018
Source: Gerald Kline
State: CA | Segment: Top | 881 | 0
Humans are arguably the most valuable and important resource engaged in the furtherance of a company’s goals and success. Nothing gets done without a human involved at some point in the process. Until we are replaced by artificial intelligence and robots, without humans, business does ...Read More

Keefe: I Can't Figure Out the Rules 06/25/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 298 | 0
In Lampert v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, et al. (Ferrell Hospital, Appellee), facts of the event are simple: Petitioner was a registered nurse for Ferrell Hospital. On...Read More

Keefe: More Goofy Legislation in Workers' Comp 05/10/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 472 | 0
Last month, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that would again supposedly set up a tiny government insurer for the residual market. ...Read More

Keefe: Should You Stay in Touch With an Injured Worker? 04/24/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 391 | 0
We were asked this question by a valued reader and wanted to expand our thoughts and recommendations. ...Read More

Keefe: Understanding Medical Privacy Rights in Comp Claims 04/16/2018
Source: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 621 | 0
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act, became U.S. law way back in 1996. In my view, that was a game-changer for all workers' compensation claims handlers and risk managers. ...Read More

Kass: Suing Premium Schemers Earns Paycheck 04/04/2018
By: Dennis B. Kass
State: NA | Segment: Top | 550 | 2
A workers' compensation insurer’s audit reveals that the 10-person clerical business the insurer thought it covered actually is a 100-person window-washing firm, specializing in high-rise buildings. That can be dangerous work, high up on the scaffolding. ...Read More

Keefe: IME Background Letters in U.S. Work Comp Claims 04/03/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: Top | 258 | 0
I have been in workers' compensation defense litigation almost four decades. One unusual trend that has developed in the last five years or so is the concept of IME providers that set up independent medical exams and take away such concerns from adjusters, nurse case managers and WC...Read More

Keefe: Can Employer/Claims Handler Put Claimant Back to Light Work at Charity? 03/22/2018
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 484 | 0
I am asked this question all the time. We had a reader send us a brilliant article by an excellent Illinois defense attorney, Jessica Bell, that was publ...Read More
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